Three inspired writers - Fairfield University celebrates the creative process and the MFA in Creative Writing

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Michael White, Director of Fairfield University's MFA in Creative Writing, Da Chen, author of "Brothers," (2006) his first work of fiction, Hillary Jordan, author of "Mudbound," (2008) her first novel.


Two evenings of inspired writers - The first includes "sneak-peaks" of award-winning novelists and bestselling authors Michael White and Da Chen. White will read from his forthcoming novel, "The Beautiful Assassin," to be released in March 2010 by William Morrow. Da Chen will read from "My Last Empress," to be published next year by Crown Publishing. Chen's first memoir, "Colors of the Mountain," was a New York Times bestseller and published in six other languages. "Brothers," was awarded Washington Post Best Book of 2006.

Image: Hillary JordanThe second evening presents Hillary Jordan who will read from "Mudbound," chosen as the 2008 New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association Fiction Book of the Year as well as winner of the 2009 Alex Award from the American Library Association and the 2006 Bellweather Prize for Fiction, awarded biennially to an unpublished debut novel that addresses issues of social justice. (Hillary Jordan photo credit: ©William Cooper)

Admission is $15 for each event. Visit the website for more information:


November 11 - Michael White & Da Chen - Dolan School of Business Dining Room at 7 p.m.
November 17 - Hillary Jordan - Barone Campus Center, Oak Room at 7 p.m.


Fairfield University
Dolan School of Business Dining Room
1073 North Benson Road
Fairfield, CT 06824


Contact Laura for reservations at (203) 254-4110.

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Posted on November 6, 2009

Vol. 42, No. 119

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