Denison Beck Lecture Series Continues With Fiction Writer Andrea Barrett
Posted: January 27, 2003
GRANVILLE -- The Denison University Beck Lecture Series features fiction writer and National Book Award winner Andrea Barrett for a public reading at 8 p.m. on Tuesday (Feb. 4) in Slayter Auditorium. Barrett also will give a talk at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday (Feb. 5) in the Barney Davis Hall Board Room. Her topic is "The Sea of Information, Research, Fiction and the Imagination." These events are free and open to the public.
Barrett is the author of many books includingThe Voyage of Narwhal;Ship Fever, for which she won the National Book Award in 1996; andServants of the Map, a volume of short stories in which the title story was selected for Best American Short Stories 2001. Her most characteristic theme -- the happenings in the borderland between science and desire -- has been a consistent thread in many of her works.
A resident of Rochester, N.Y., Barrett was recently awarded a "genius" grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation in 2001. She has received numerous other honors including a fellowship from the Guggenheim Foundation and an honorary degree from Union College.
Barrett has taught in the MFA program for writers at the Warren Wilson College and has served as a faculty member at the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference. She is currently a fellow at the Center for Writers and Scholars at the New York Public Library.
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