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Author, editor, and English professor Thomas Beller, a Vassar alumnus, will read from his recent works and discuss writing on November 13, 2012

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY — Celebrated author and editor Thomas Beller will read from his recent work and join in a conversation about writing on Tuesday, November 13, noon-1:30pm in the Sanders Classroom Building Spitzer Auditorium (room 212). This event is free and open to the public and sponsored by the Department of English.

Beller’s novel The Sleep-Over Artist was a New York Times Notable Book and a Los Angeles Times Best Book of 2000. In 2005 he published the essay collection How to Be a Man: Scenes from a Protracted Boyhood, and his short story collection Seduction Theory came out in 1995. Beller is a co-founder of the literary journal Open City, and is the creator and editor of Mr. Beller’s Neighborhood, a website devoted to literary essays set in New York City. Among many publications his writing has also appeared in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, and The New York Times.

Beller is an assistant professor of English at Tulane University in New Orleans. He received a Bachelor’s degree in English from Vassar in 1987, and then an MFA from the Columbia University Writing Program.

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Vassar College is a highly selective, coeducational, independent, residential, liberal arts college founded in 1861.

Posted by Office of Communications Friday, November 2, 2012