November 8, 2004
Director of Media Relations
AMHERST, Mass.-Judith Frank, author and associate professor of English at Amherst College, will read from her novel, Crybaby Butch, at 8 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 15, in the Alumni House at Amherst College. The event, sponsored by the Amherst College Creative Writing Center, is free and open to the public.
"Fearless and unflinching, Crybaby Butch rigorously explores butch/femme dynamics over two generations," says Claire Messud. "Judy Frank's debut novel is searing and memorable." Frank has published stories in other voices and The Massachusetts Review, which published a chapter of Crybaby Butch for which Frank was awarded the fiction prize of the Astraea Foundation's Emerging Lesbian Writer's Fund in 2000.
Frank received a Ph.D. in English literature and an M.F.A. in fiction writing from Cornell University. Her published work includes the book Common Ground: Eighteenth Century English Satiric Fiction and the Poor.
The Amherst College Creative Writing Center puts on a yearly reading series featuring both emerging and established authors. See the Center's Website, www.amherst.edu/~cwc, for more information.