Writer Sarah Schulman to Lecture and Read at Amherst College Nov. 10
November 2, 2005
Director of Media Relations
AMHERST, Mass.—Playwright and novelist Sarah Schulman will speak on “United in Anger: A History of ACT UP” at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 10, in the Pruyne Lecture Hall (Fayerweather 115) at Amherst College. Following her talk, she will also give a fiction reading at 7 p.m. in Studio 3 of Webster Hall. Sponsored by the Amherst College Writing Center, these events are free and open to the public.
Schulman is the award-winning author of eight novels, including Rat Bohemia and After Delores, two nonfiction books, including My American History: Lesbian and Gay Life during the Reagan/Bush Years, and numerous plays. She is the co-director of the ACT UP Oral History Project and a professor of English at the City University of New York. Her awards include a Guggenheim Fellowship for playwriting, a Fulbright Fellowship for Judaic Studies, two American Library Association Book Awards and a Stonewall Award for Improving the Lives of Lesbians and Gays in the United States. Additionally, Schulman has been a Revson Fellow for the Future of New York City at Columbia University and a finalist for the Prix de Rome.
The Amherst College Creative Writing Center organizes an annual reading series featuring both emerging and established authors. See the center's website, www.amherst.edu/~cwc , for more information.