Living Writers: Dana Spiotta

Author of Wayward:  A Novel

Dana Spiotta’s debut novel, Lightning Field, was a New York Times Notable Book, and subsequent books have been finalists for the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award. Her fifth novel, Wayward, appeared to critical acclaim in July. The winner of a Rome Prize in Literature, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, Ms. Spiotta teaches creative writing at Syracuse University.

This series is hosted by the English department with generous support from the Olive B. O'Connor Fund, Colgate Arts Council, and the Offices of the Dean of the Faculty and the President.

This event is co-sponsored by the Upstate Institute.

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A signature program of Colgate University since 1980, Living Writers is a master class in how works of literature come to be. It’s free, and anyone can join: alumni, parents, faculty, staff, students, friends of the University. The only prerequisite is a passion for reading.

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Thursday, September 16 at 4:30pm to 6:00pm

Olin Hall, 300 - Love Auditorium


Academics, Arts and Humanities

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