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Novelist, Poet, and Memoirist to Read

Marge Piercy to present reading of her works on April 13 at The College of Wooster

05 April, 2016 by Sarah Stanley

WOOSTER, Ohio – Marge Piercy, nationally-known novelist, poet, and memoirist, will present a reading of her works on Wednesday, April 13, in Lean Lecture Room of Wishart Hall (303 E. University St.). The reading, which is free and open to the public, begins at 4 p.m. Refreshments will be provided.

Piercy is the author of the critically acclaimed memoir Sleeping with Cats, along with 17 novels, including The New York Times bestseller Gone To Soldiers (a historical novel situated on three continents during World War II), and thenational bestsellers Braided Lives and The Longings of Women. Her 19 volumes of poetry include The Hunger Moon: New & Selected Poems 1980-2010, The Crooked Inheritance, My Mother’s Body, and most recently, Made in Detroit.

Born into a working class family in Detroit, Michigan, and educated at the University of Michigan and Northwestern University, she is active in antiwar, feminist, and environmental causes as well as in issues involving Jewish culture.  She has also edited the anthology Early Ripening: American Women’s Poetry Now.

Piercy’s reading is sponsored by The Donaldson Fund of The College of Wooster’s Department of English. Additional information is available by phone (330-263-2575) or email.