Beck Lecture Series Presents Author and Denison Professor Margot Singer
Date of Event: October 8, 2007
Posted: September 28, 2007 / Last Updated: October 2, 2007
The recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, the next writer in the Harriet Ewens Beck Lecture Series is one of Denison's own. DU Assistant Professor of English Margot Singer will speak at 8 p.m. on Monday (Oct. 8) in the Barney-Davis Hall Board Room. This lecture is free and open to the public. There also will be a book signing directly after the presentation.
Singer is the author of "The Pale of Settlement," which was the 2007 winner of the Flannery O'Conner Award for Short Fiction. This collection of linked short stories takes its title from the name of the western border region of the Russian empire within which Jews were required to live during the late 18th and 19th centuries. The main character of the stories, Susan, is a woman trapped in her own border region between youth and adulthood, familial roots in the Middle East and a typical American experience, the pull of Jewish tradition and the independence of secular life.
Singer's stories and essays have appeared or are forthcoming in such literary magazines as "AGNI," "Prairie Schooner," "The Gettysburg Review," "Shenandoah," "The Western Humanities Review," "The North American Review," and "The Sun."
After earning her bachelor's degree from Harvard University and a master's degree in philosophy from Oxford University, Singer had a career with a management consulting firm in New York City. In 2005, she earned her doctorate in creative writing at the University of Utah and joined the Denison faculty.
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CALENDAR LISTING: Denison University, Granville -- The Harriet Ewens Beck Lecture Series presents short story author Margot Singer; 8 p.m., Monday (Oct. 8) in Barney-Davis Hall Board Room (200 West Loop). Free and open to the public.
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