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Written Arts Program Presents

Monday, October 16, 2017
Emma Smith-Stevens '09: Fiction Reading & Conversation
Campus Center, Weis Cinema
4:40 pm – 6:00 pm
The Bard alumna reads from her first novel and discusses life after Bard
Join the Written Arts Senior Colloquium for a free public event with Emma Smith-Stevens on Monday, October 16, at 4:40 p.m. in Weis Cinema.

Smith-Stevens will read from her work and talk with current students about her post-Bard personal, educational, career, and literary development.

Smith-Stevens is the author of a novel, The Australian (Dzanc, May 2017), and a short story collection, Greyhounds (Dzanc). A graduate of Bard's Program in Written Arts, she has been a server at a pancake house in Delray Beach, FL, a gift-wrapper in Boca Raton, a personal assistant in Los Angeles, a scriptwriter for virtual patients used by nursing students, and an instructor at the University of Florida, Santa Fe College, and the Bard Prison Initiative. Her writing has appeared in Conjunctions, BOMB Magazine, Day One, Subtropics, and elsewhere. Her essay "The Sun" will be included in the anthology Not That Bad: Dispatches From Rape Culture (Eds. Roxane Gay and Ashley C Ford) forthcoming from Harper Perennial. She holds an MFA in creative writing from the University of Florida and is currently at work on a memoir. She lives in New York.

For more information, call 845-752-4454, or e-mail

Time: 4:40 pm – 6:00 pm

Location: Campus Center, Weis Cinema