Lucy Corin Next for 'Dist. Writers Series' Feb. 28
- January 31, 2007
- MEDIA CONTACT: Steve Gutierrez, Series Dir., (510) 885-3382
Fiction writer Lucy Corin will be featured in the next installment of the Distinguished Writer Series on Wednesday, Feb. 28, at 7 p.m. on the Hayward campus of California State University, East Bay, 25800 Carlos Bee Blvd.
The series, sponsored by the Department of English and the College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences, will feature Corin reading and discussing her work. It will take place in the Biella Room of the University Library. Admission is free and light refreshments will be served. The public is invited.
"Lucy Corin comes to us out of the terrifying space of psychokillers and everyday life," said Stephen Gutierrez, event director and professor of English. "She draws connections between the two in exhilarating and intelligent ways, questioning our very American reality. Debased language and loneliness become a formula for a certain perverted mindset that is all too familiar. She is a writer with the power to evoke our deepest fears."
Corin's work has appeared in a journals, including "Ploughshares," "Conjunctions," "The Southern Review," "Gargoyle," and "Fiction International." They've also appeared in anthologies such as "Algonquin's New Stories from the South: The Year's Best (1997 and 2003)," "The Iowa Anthology of Innovative Narrative," and "Serpent's Tail's Strictly Casual: Women on Love." Her novel, Everyday Psychokillers: A History for Girls, was published by FC2 in 2004.
Her forthcoming short story collection will be entitled, The Entire Predicament.
About Corin, Darcy Cosper wrote in "Book Forum": "[Corin's prose is] hypnotic... poetic without being lyrical... blunt and terrifyingly direct, muscling dense acres of meaning into slim paragraphs."
Corin earned her bachelor's degree at Duke University in 1992 and a master's of fine arts from Brown University in 1994. She is an assistant professor of English at the University of California, Davis.
The free series will continue in April with a reading in celebration of "National Poetry Month."
Parking in lots F, G, H, and K on the east side of the Cal State East Bay campus is available for $1.50 per vehicle. Permits can be purchased at any labeled dispenser in those lots.
More information on CLASS Distinguished Writers' Series is available at (510) 885-3254 or online athttp://class.csueastbay.edu/iraevents/writers.pdf.
California State University, East Bay welcomes persons with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodation upon request. Please notify event sponsor at least two weeks in advance if accommodation is needed.