Acclaimed memoirist to appear at Fairfield University Bookstore


Image: Karol NielsonKarol Nielson, author of the engrossing memoir Black Elephants, will read from and discuss her work at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, February 7, at the Fairfield University Bookstore, 1499 Post Road, Fairfield. The event, part of the University's Inspired Writer Series, a program of the MFA in Creative Writing, is free and open to the public.
In Black Elephants, Nielson covers an assortment of themes from travel and adventure to love, war and dreams. A trekking trip to Peru led to a love affair that took the author to Israel and the horrors of the first Gulf War. Poets & Writers selected the memoir as a New and Noteworthy Book and excerpts were selected as Notable Essays in The Best American Essays.
Nielson, who also writes poetry, teaches memoir writing at New York University.
This event is presented by the Department of English and the MFA in Creative Writing.

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Posted on January 6, 2012

Vol. 44, No. 145

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