Author and Editor Randolph to Present a Series of Short Talks on Writing and Publishing

Posted on 3/20/2015 4:07:55 PM

The Writing Program at IUP is proud to present author and editor Ladette Randolph presenting a series of short talks on writing and publishing on Friday, March 27, 2015, in Nicholson Library of Leonard Hall at IUP.

Ladette Randolph is the author of four books: two novels, Haven’s Wake and A Sandhills Ballad, the short story collection This is Not the Tropics, and the memoir Leaving the Pink House. Currently editor-in-chief of the literary journal Ploughshares and on the faculty at Emerson College, she was, for many years, an acquiring editor at University of Nebraska Press. Randolph has received a Nebraska Book Award, a Rona Jaffe grant, and a Pushcart Prize.

The day will be packed with vignettes and advice from Randolph’s long and accomplished literary career. From 10:30 to 11:00 a.m., Randolph will talk about creating and sustaining a life as a writer. At 11:15, she will read from her own memoir for half an hour, and from 1:30 to 2:15 she will share her experiences and advice as a literary editor. All events are free and open to the public. You can come and go as you need to, and refreshments will be provided by the English Department.

If you’d like more information about this author, please visit Ladette Randolph’s website.

Please note that Randolph’s role as acquisitions editor at University of Nebraska Press involved acquiring scholarly books, so her talk at 1:30 may be of particular interest to graduate students and faculty with book manuscripts in the works!

Department of English