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When:   May 10, 2011 7:00pm-8:30pm
Where:   Wells Fargo Advisors (Wachovia Securities)
375 Park Ave (52 / 53rd St)
Westchester Room, 3rd fl.
Price:   $15 (early); $17 (late)
Type:   Arts


Artists on the Brink, the Yale Alumni Association of New York, and the Yale Black Alumni Association are pleased to present an evening with author ZZ Packer '94.

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Since age 19, Ms. Packer's writing has received national recognition and acclaim. Her 2003 short story collection, Drinking Coffee Elsewhere,was a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award and lauded by Harper's, The New Yorker, and New York Times. Ms. Packer's resume is astounding: She was awarded the Guggenheim Fellowship for Fiction in 2005; named one of Granta's Best of Young American Novelists in the spring of 2007; and named one of Smithsonian Magazine's Young Innovators in October 2007. Most recently, The New Yorker featured ZZ Packer as one of it's "20 under 40" luminary fiction writers in June 2010.

After graduating from Yale, Ms. Packer received an M.A. from Johns Hopkins University and an M.F.A. from the University of Iowa. She has taught at San Jose State University, the University of Texas at Austin, and Texas State University. Ms. Packer is currently a Hodder Fellow at Princeton University.

On May 10th, ZZ Packer will be reading a selection of her work, and will discuss her personal creative writing process and life as a professional writer. You will not want to miss this event.

This event is open to the general public. All are welcome, but space is strictly limited. Register now for a memorable evening on creative writing, the literary imagination, social engagement through the written word, and finding a home for artistic endeavors.

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