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.