Sewanee Writers’ Conference reading: Alice McDermott

  • on 23 Jul 2013
  • Bairnwick Women's Center, Mary Sue Cushman Room
alice mcdermott

The Sewanee Writers’ Conference series of readings and lectures opens with a reading by author Alice McDermott on Tuesday, July 23.

Alice McDermott is the author of six novels—A Bigamist's Daughter, That Night, At Weddings and Wakes, Charming Billy, Child of My Heart, and After This. She received the National Book Award in 1998 for Charming Billy. Her articles, reviews, and stories have appeared in The New York Times, The New Yorker, USA Today, Ms., Redbook, Mademoiselle, Seventeen, Commonweal, and The Washington Post. A recipient of the Whiting Writers' Award, the Corrington Award for Literature, and a three-time finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in fiction, she is a professor at The Johns Hopkins University.

The event is free, open to the public, and will be held at 8:15 p.m. in the Mary Sue Cushman Room of the Bairnwick Women’s Center on the Sewanee campus. Seating is limited; Writer’s Conference participants will be given priority in seating. Other lectures, reading and talks will be given each day of the Conference; please see the full schedule here. Read more about McDermott here.