Women Writers Festival


Location: McKenna Hall Auditorium

Jenny Boully is the author of The Book of Beginnings and Endings (Sarabande Books, 2007), The Body:An Essay (Slope Editions, 2002 and Essay Press, 2007), and [one love affair]* (Tarpaulin Sky Press, 2006). Her work has appeared in literary magazines such as Boston Review, Conjunctions, Seneca Review, and Tarpaulin Sky and has been anthologized in The Next American Essay, The Best American Poetry, and Great American Prose Poems: From Poe to the Present. Born in Korat, Thailand and reared in San Antonio, Texas, she has studied at Hollins University and the University of Notre Dame and earned her PhD from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. 

Edwidge Danticat was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti in 1969. She has been writing ever since she was a small girl of nine. At the age of twenty-six, in 1995, she became a finalist for the National Book Award for Krik? Krak! Drawing on her experiences as a Haitian-American, she writes of one of the most under-represented cultures in American literature. She also received the 1995 Pushcart Short Story Prize and fiction awards from The Carribean Writer, Seventeen, and Essence magazines. Danticat received a BA in French literature from Barnard College, and her MFA at Brown University, where as her thesis she wrote Breath, Eyes, Memory (Soho Press, 1994), an Oprah Book Club selection. 

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