Hartwick Presents Crotty, Hauser at the New American Writing Festival

Fiction writers Marian Crotty and CJ Hauser will read from their work at Hartwick College’s annual, two-night New American Writing Festival. Crotty will read on Thursday, April 5, with Hauser following on Friday, April 6. Both readings will be held at 7 p.m. in Eaton Lounge, Bresee Hall, on the College campus. Admission is free of charge and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Crotty is the author of the short story collection What Counts as Love, which won the John Simmons Award for Short Fiction, and was a semi-finalist for the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Award for Debut Fiction. She has received fellowships from the Yaddo Corporation and the Fulbright Program and scholarships to attend the Sewanee and Bread Loaf Writers’ conferences. She is an assistant professor of writing at Loyola Maryland and an assistant editor at The Common.

Hauser teaches creative writing and literature at Colgate University. She is the author of the novel The From-Aways, published by William Morrow, and her fiction has appeared in Tin House, Narrative Magazine, TriQuarterly, Esquire, Third Coast, SLICE, Hobart, The Minnesota Review, and The Kenyon Review. She is the 2010 recipient of McSweeney’s Amanda Davis Highwire Fiction Award, the 2012 Jaimy Gordon Prize in Fiction, Narrative’s Fall 2014 Short Story Prize, and the A Room of Her Own Foundation’s Orlando Prize for Sudden Fiction. She was also a finalist in Esquire’s Short Short Fiction Competition and for the UK’s Bridport Prize. Last summer she was chosen as the Peter Taylor Fellow at the Sewanee Writers’ Conference. Hauser holds an M.F.A. in fiction from Brooklyn College and a Ph.D. in Creative Writing from Florida State University. She is currently working on a new novel, Family of Origin, about sex, death, and ducks.

This year marks the 15th edition of the New American Writing Festival. The festival is presented each year by the Department of English and the Visiting Writers Series at Hartwick College.

For more information on the reading, contact Assistant Professor of English Jake Wolff at wolffj@hartwick.edu or 607-431-4911.

Hartwick College is a private liberal arts and sciences college of 1,200 students, located in Oneonta, NY, in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains. Hartwick’s expansive curriculum emphasizes an experiential approach to the liberal arts. Through personalized teaching, collaborative research, a distinctive January Term, a wide range of internships, and vast study-abroad opportunities, Hartwick ensures that students are prepared for not just their first jobs, but for the world ahead. A Three-Year Bachelor’s Degree Program and strong financial aid and scholarship offerings keep a Hartwick education affordable.

Contact:     David Lubell
E-mail:        lubelld@hartwick.edu
Phone:        607-431-4031

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