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November 18 – Writing for the Public Speaker Series

Anecdotal evidence suggests that academics, especially those early in their career, are more attuned than ever to the importance of reaching beyond the ivory tower and engaging with a wider public.

The Writing Center is pleased to announce the second and final event in its Writing for the Public Speaker Series, featuring Sarah Blackwood. It will be held over Zoom on November 18, from 4:30 to 5:30 PM. To register for this event, go here.

Sarah Blackwood is associate professor of English at Pace University and author of The Portrait’s Subject: Inventing Inner Life in the Nineteenth-Century United States (Studies in U.S. Cultures Series, University of North Carolina Press, 2019). She is co-editor of the Avidly Reads short book series with NYU Press and wrote the Introduction for the Penguin Classics centennial edition of Edith Wharton’s The Age of Innocence.​ Her public writing has appeared in The New Yorker, The New Republic, Slate, The Hairpin, and Los Angeles Review of Books. 

Sarah will be interviewed by Briallen Hopper, an Assistant Professor of English at Queens College, CUNY who is currently teaching “Public Writing for Academics” here at the GC.

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