Elissa Schappell Wraps Up Raymond Carver Reading Series

Dec 9, 2015


Following Dinaw Mengestu's reading on December 2, novelist Elissa Schappell ends this year’s Raymond Carver Reading Series fall season on Wednesday, December 9.

Schappell is the author of two award-winning novels: "Blueprints for Building Better Girls" (Simon & Schuster, 2011) and "Use Me" (William Morrow & Co., 2000), the latter of which was a New York Times “Notable Book of the Year” and a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award for Debut Fiction.

Schappell is a longtime columnist and contributing editor for Vanity Fair, a former senior editor of The Paris Review and co-founder and editor-at-large of Tin House magazine. Her fiction, nonfiction and criticism have appeared in various publications, including The New York Times Book Review and Spin. She teaches creative writing at Columbia University and Queens University of Charlotte (N.C.)

The reading starts Wednesday, December 9 at 5:30 p.m. in Gifford Auditorium with a Q&A beginning at 3:45. The event is free and open to the public.  

For more information, contact Sarah Harwell G’05, associate director of the M.F.A. Program in Creative Writing, at scharwel@syr.edu.

Read the full Syracuse News article here.

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