Mindy Lewis to Lecture on “Giving Voice: The Power of Personal Narrative”

Author Mindy Lewis will lecture on Friday, November 8 from 11-12:15 in the Student Union Building, Room 100 as part of the Composition Program’s Summer Reading Program. The lecture will focus on truth in memoir and creative nonfiction, the importance of writing about difficult personal experiences, the composing process, and lifting the stigma that surrounds mental health concerns.  Lewis will also hold a writing workshop that day from 2-3:15 PM.  Interested students should contact Joann Deiudicibus at deiudicj@newpaltz.edu before November 1; seats are limited.

Mindy Lewis’s memoir, Life Inside was described in a starred Kirkus Review as “complex, chilling, luminous” and named a 2003 Book of the Year by the American Journal of Nursing. She is also the editor of Dirt: The Quirks, Habits and Passions of Keeping House. Her writing has appeared in NY Times Book Review, Newsweek, Poets & Writers, Arts & Letters Journal and other publications. She teaches at The Writer’s Voice and Hudson Valley Writers’ Center, and has taught at Brooklyn College and as a visiting writer at George Mason University.

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