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BLR 10th Anniversary Reading Featuring Paul Harding

October 30, 2011

Sunday, October 30, 2011, 5pm
Bellevue Hospital - Rotunda
462 First Avenue at 28th Street
New York City

Readers, writers, and lovers of literature alike in the New York area, we hope you will join us on October 30th for a reading of poetry and prose in celebration of BLR's 10th Anniversary. Featured readers will include contributors to the Fall 2011 issue Paul Harding (2010 Pulitzer Prize winner for fiction), Rachel Hadas, Hal Sirowitz, David Oshinsky, and Louise Blecher Rose. The reading will take place at Bellevue Hospital, a unique and thought-provoking venue for great literature in the heart of New York City.


Paul Harding’s novel, Tinkers, published by the Bellevue Literary Press, won the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for fiction. He is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and the PEN/Robert Bingham Fellowship for Writers. He has taught writing at Harvard University, The Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and Grinnell College. His second novel, Enon, is forthcoming.

David Oshinsky holds the Jack S. Blanton Chair in History at the University of Texas and is a Distinguished Scholar in Residence at New York University. His books include Polio: An American Story, which won the Pulitzer Prize for History in 2006. His essays and reviews appear regularly in The New York Times and other publications.

Louise Blecher Rose has published a novel, The Launching of Barbara Fabrikant, and a number of stories in Redbook Magazine. She taught in the Columbia Undergraduate Writing program for twenty-five years, received an NEA grant for a second novel, and is currently teaching literature and creative writing in Brooklyn and Patchogue at St. Joseph’s College. 

Hal Sirowitz is the author of six collections of poetry with one forthcoming from Backwaters Press in Nebraska. He also has poems in an anthology, Beauty Is a Verb, which is about disabilities.

Rachel Hadas is Board of Governors Professor of English at the Newark campus of Rutgers University. The most recent among her many books is a volume of poetry, The Ache of Appetite (Copper Beech Press) and a memoir, Strange Relation: A Memoir of Marriage, Dementia, and Poetry (Paul Dry Books).

For more news and events about BLR, visit us at http://blr.med.nyu.edu/news/events/

Click here to order the 10th anniversary issue.