In case you were interested in the details on our speakers for the September meeting at MacDowell:
Andrew Sean Greer is the Pulitzer Prize winning author of six works of fiction, including the bestsellers The Confessions of Max Tivoli and Less. Greer has taught at a number of universities, including the Iowa Writers Workshop, been a TODAY show pick, a New York Public Library Cullman Center Fellow, a judge for the National Book Award, and a winner of the California Book Award and the New York Public Library Young Lions Award. He is an eight-time MacDowell Fellow and recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, NEA grant, and the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. He lives in San Francisco.
Pamela Newkirk, PhD, is a scholar and journalist whose articles examining race and African American portrayals have appeared in leading publications including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Nation and The Guardian. She is professor of journalism at NYU and the author most recently of Spectacle: The Astonishing Life of Ota Benga (2016) which was listed among the Best Books of 2015 by NPR, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Boston Globe, and was a New York Times Editor’s Choice. She is at the MacDowell Colony to work on Diversity, Inc., which will examine why, after 50 years of diversity efforts, racial minorities remain radically underrepresented at most elite American institutions.