literature & poetry

literature & poetry

Miranda Field, Mary Gordon, and Nellie Hermann

Writers at Barnard
Thursday, March 27, 2014
7 PM
Sulzberger Parlor

Barnard Creative Writing Faculty will read from their work.

Top TV Writers Talk: A Special Event Devoted to TV Writing

A panel featuring Tom Fontana, Eric Overmyer and Terence Winter
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
6:30 PM
Event Oval, The Diana Center

Yvette Christianse, Polly Devlin, & Ellen McLaughlin

Writers at Barnard
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
7 PM
The James Room

Current members of Barnard's Creative Writing Faculty read from their work.

Zadie Smith, Nadeem Aslam at International Artist Series

BIAS artists bring a global perspective to contemporary issues. Read a Q&A with series curator Professor Hisham Matar and BIAS artist, novelist Nadeem Aslam. And, see a video of writer Zadie Smith's Barnard visit.

Zadie Smith: Artist and Citizen

A reading by the author
Thursday, November 14, 2013
6 PM
Event Oval, The Diana Center

The Barnard International Artist Series welcomes Zadie Smith, the author of White Teeth and The Autograph Man, for a reading from her newest novel, NW.  The prize-wining author will discuss race and identity, as well as the relationship between her private passions and her works’ global themes.

Barnard Sets the Stage for a Creative Life

Lauren Graham '88 talks with Anna Quindlen '74 and Barnard Magazine about writing and acting.

Of Letters, Leaks, and Tweets

When I was in college in the early 1980s, letters—on paper, in ink, with self-licked stamps and everything—were the primary form of communication. Cell phones, Facebook, and e-mail were inconceivable; the payphone in the hallway was noisy and unreliable. And so, like every college student of that era, I wrote letters.

Fly Me to the Moon

Lily Koppel ’03 may have been just “moon dust”— as she jokes— during the great age of space exploration, but in her second book, The Astronaut Wives Club, the 32-year-old author deftly transports readers through that era, navigating territory that has seldom been traversed.

Writer on the Road

Jenny Milchman is conducting a phone interview from the front seat of her car parked on a street in Columbus, Ohio. Her daughter Sophie, 9, and son Caleb, 7, do their schoolwork in the back.