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AUTHOR AND BARD ALUMNA PENELOPE ROWLANDS WILL SPEAK ABOUT HER WRITING CAREER AND NEW BOOK, WEEKEND HOUSES

Emily Darrow
914-758-7512
darrow@bard.edu
09-20-2000

ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y.— Author and Bard College alumna Penelope Rowlands \'73 will speak about her writing career and her first book, Weekend Houses, on Saturday, October 14, at 4:30 p.m., in Room 102 of the F. W. Olin Humanities Building. The talk, presented by the Alumni/ae Office and the Office of Career Development at Bard College, is free and open to the public.

Rowlands, who has written for magazines including Architectural Digest, Premiere, New York Times Magazine, and Vogue, will speak about how she began and developed her writing career. She will also discuss her concept for and the process of writing Weekend Houses, which explores getaway homes in Canada and the United States and was recently published by Chronicle Books.

The book is illustrated with over two hundred photographs by Mark Darley, the noted English architectural photographer. The twenty-seven houses in this book vary widely: a grand mansion in Southampton, New York, a tiny Vermont cabin, a wonderfully bright, Mexican-inspired house in California\'s Napa Valley, a show-stopping boathouse on a lake in Ontario, and a classic Southern California beach cottage. Rowland\'s explains that \"although Weekend Houses is about architecture and interior design, it is also about something more—the way we choose to use our leisure time. It\'s about where we go to, in a sense, when we go away.\" She continues, \"I explore every aspect of weekend living in these pages and have written about the people who make these houses come to life: not just the architects and designers who, in some cases, helped transform them, but also the people who, each weekend, call them home.\"

For further information about the talk, call the Alumni/ae Office at 845-758-7407; or e-mail wayne@bard.edu.

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