|The Newcomb College Center for Research on Women is honored during Spring 2005 to host Ellen Gilchrist as the 20th Zale Writer-in-Residence and Distinguished Tulane Mellon Professor in the Humanities.
THE PUBLIC IS CORDIALLY INVITED TO PARTICIPATE...
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ELLEN! On the occasion of her 70th birthday, Ellen Gilchrist will offer a public reading in McAlister Auditorium on the Tulane Uptown Campus at 4 pm, Sunday, February 20. All are invited. There is no charge for admission. (Download a PDF of the invitation to the reading to print, post and/or distribute)
SYMPOSIUM: THE WRITING LIFE: On Friday, March 11 Ellen will convene a two-day symposium on "The Writing Life" featuring visiting writers Ethan Canin and Molly Giles along with Tulane writers Peter Cooley and Paula Morris. This Tulane Mellon Symposium is a celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the Zale Writer-in-Residence Program at Newcomb College. During the first session, Ellen will sit for an "Inside the Actor's Studio"-type interview with Tulane creative writing instructor Paula Morris.
FAULKNER-WELTY SYMPOSIUM: On Saturday, April 16, Ellen will participate in the Faulkner-Welty Symposium presented by the Tulane Deep South Regional Humanities Center and the Tulane Department of English. Details on the Faulkner-Welty event are forthcoming, and will be available first at deepsouth.tulane.edu or 504 862 8027
ABOUT ELLEN GILCHRIST
Ellen Gilchrist is author of over 20 books so far, including the National Book Award-winning short story collection, Victory Over Japan; and her forthcoming collection of essays, The Writing Life.
Born in Vicksburg, Mississippi, Ellen grew up in Mississippi and all over the Midwest as her family followed her father's work, eventually returning South together for good. She attended Vanderbilt University, and is a graduate of Millsaps College.
Ellen has life-long ties to New Orleans, and lived here during the late-1960s and the 1970s before moving to Fayetteville, Arkansas to write full-time. Much of her fiction is set in or references New Orleans, and engages the gender, racial, class, and social conundrums that characterize, spice, and confound the city. Since 2001, she has been Associate Professor of English in the Creative Writing Programs at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.
The photograph of Ellen featured at the top of this page was taken by her friend and neighbor Mary McCormick.
The Ellen Gilchrist page at mostlyfiction.com
"It Just Comes from the Heart," a recent interview with Ellen Gilchrist conducted for Southern Scribe by Robert Hall
Browse Ellen Gilchrist titles at BarnesandNoble.com
ABOUT THE ZALE WRITER-IN-RESIDENCE PROGRAM
Coordinated through the Newcomb College Center for Research on Women, and facilitated by a committee composed of Newcomb and Tulane students, staff, and faculty, the Zale Writer-in-Residence program was established by Dana Zale Gerard, N ‘85, and is made possible by an annual gift from the M.B. and Edna Zale Foundation of Dallas, Texas.
Each year since 1985, the Zale Writer-in-Residence Program has brought to the Newcomb/Tulane campus a renowned woman writer to spend a week among her readers and student writers. In addition to sitting for a public interview and delivering a reading, the Zale Writer participates in creative writing, literature, and other liberal arts classes; as well as meeting with students in less formal settings.
Special thanks to the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Tulane Mellon Committee for their support of the semester-long residencies of Mab Segrest (Fall 2004) and Ellen Gilchrist in recognition of the 20th Anniversary of the Zale Writer-in-Residence Program.
QUESTIONS AND CONCERNS
Please do not contact us about obtaining audio or video recordings of the events listed below. The Newcomb College Center for Research on Women will announce plans for distribution of recordings 2004-2005 Zale Writer-in-Residence and Tulane Mellon events at a later date. Per request of the participants, we must ask that individuals not make personal video or audio recordings of the events.
Should you have other questions about the events detailed below, please contact the Newcomb College Center for Research on Women, 200 Caroline Richardson Hall, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118 • 504 85 5238 voice • email@example.com
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