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      October 24, 2019

      Thursday   4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

      232 East Ave.
      Ithaca, New York 14853

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      Reading by Desiree Cooper

      Reading by Desiree Cooper
      Thursday, October 24, 4:30 p.m.
      Rhodes-Rawlings Auditorium, G70 Klarman Hall

      The Fall 2019 Barbara & David Zalaznick Creative Writing Reading Series comes to a close with a reading by Pulitzer Prize-nominated Journalist & Women's Rights Activist Desiree Cooper.

      Desiree Cooper is a 2015 Kresge Artist Fellow, former attorney and Pulitzer Prize-nominated journalist. Her debut collection of flash fiction, Know the Mother, has won numerous awards including 2017 Next Generation Indie Book Award. Cooper’s fiction, poetry and essays have appeared in The Best Small Fictions 2018, Callaloo, Michigan Quarterly Review, Hypertext Review, and Best African American Fiction 2010, among other publications. In 2018, she wrote, produced and co-directed “The Choice,” a short film about reproductive rights and recipient of the 2019 Berlin Flash Film Festival’s Outstanding Achievement Award, and an Award of Merit from the Los Angeles Best Short Film Festival. Cooper was a founding board member of Cave Canem, a national residency for black poets.

      Reception and book signing to follow in the English Lounge, 258 Goldwin Smith Hall

      Free and open to the public

      For more information about the Zalaznick Reading Series, visit, email or call 607.255.7847.

      The venues are wheelchair accessible and equipped with assistive listening technology. If you need accommodations to participate in these events, please contact us as soon as possible.

      Worried about parking? TCAT bus route 10 Commons-Cornell loop leaves Seneca Street station every 12 minutes on Thursday afternoons until 6:16p.m. and stops outside Klarman/Goldwin Smith Halls. After 6:16p.m., Route 10 runs every 24 minutes. Last trip from campus to downtown is at 7:28p.m. The cash fare for a single ride is $1.50.

      This event is presented by the Department of English / Creative Writing Program at Cornell University

      Cost: Free -

      Categories: Literary & Books

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