Writer’s Spotlight: Lia Purpura

November 16, 2016

Author Lia Purpura will be the fourth guest in the fall Writers Speak Wednesdays series of free talks and readings open to the public at Stony Brook Southampton. Purpura will read from and talk about her work on Wednesday, November 16, at 7 p.m. in the Radio Lounge on the second floor of Chancellors Hall, following a brief reception beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Purpura is the author of eight collections of essays, poems, and translations, most recently the poetry collection, It Shouldn’t Have Been Beautiful. The collection was named one of the Best Books of 2015 by Baltimore Magazine, which called it “an absolute wonder.”

Purpura’s work has also appeared in The New Republic, The New Yorker, The Paris Review, and Ploughshares, among others. Her many honors include three Pushcart Prizes, as well as Guggenheim, NEA, and Fulbright fellowships.

She is a writer in residence at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and teaches at the Rainier Writing Workshop in Tacoma, Washington. Purpura lives in Baltimore, MD with her husband and son.

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