Sharing MemoirsGAMBIER, Ohio (January 22, 2013)
Author and journalist Roger Rosenblatt will read from his work and be joined by Kenyon students and others reading from their memoirs on Friday at 4:10 p.m. in Brandi Recital Hall.
Rosenblatt is teaching a short, special-topic English course on writing a memoir and has invited members of the class to share their reflections. A question-and-answer session will follow the readings.
Rosenblatt is an acclaimed writer. His essays have won a Peabody award, an Emmy award, two George Polk Awards, and awards from the American Bar Association, the Overseas Press Club, and others. His journalism career began in 1975 as literary editor of the New Republic. He is a former columnist and editor-at-large for Life magazine, editor of U.S. News & World Report, and columnist for the Washington Post. His work has also appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Vanity Fair, and Esquire, among others. He is the author of ten books in fiction and non-fiction, including The Man in the Water, Coming Apart: A Memoir of the Harvard Wars of 1969, and the national bestseller Rules for Aging. His Children of War won the Robert F. Kennedy Book Prize and has been published in seven languages.
Members of the class include Emma Carey '15 of Exeter, New Hampshire; Sara Carminati '13 of Boulder, Colorado; Derek Dashiell '16 of Lakewood, Ohio; Michael Kordenbrock '13 of St. Louis; Jess Lieberman '14 of Potomac, Maryland; Kate Lindsay '15 of Lincoln University, Pennsylvania; Stella Ryan-Lozon '13 of Chicago; Wendy Macleod '81, James Michael Playwright-in-Residence and professor of drama; Anna Duke Reach P '08 '11, Kenyon Review programs director; Jenny Ruymann '15 of Medford, New Jersey; Hannah Saiz '13 of Rapid City, South Dakota; Gordon Slater '14 of Cambridge, Massachusetts; Janet Wlody '13 of Chappaqua, New York; and Ally Young '14 of Montclair, New Jersey.