St. Lawrence University Writers Series Tom Piazza
Tom Piazza’s twelve books include the novels A Free State and City Of Refuge, the post-Katrina manifesto Why New Orleans Matters, and the essay collection Devil Sent The Rain. His newest novel, The Auburn Conference, has been called “an epic novel by one of America’s greatest writers” by historian Douglas Brinkley. He was a principal writer for the innovative HBO drama series TREME, and the winner of a Grammy Award for his album notes to Martin Scorsese Presents The Blues: A Musical Journey. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, Bookforum, The Oxford American, Columbia Journalism Review, and many other periodicals. He lives in New Orleans. For over 50 years the Writers Series program at St. Lawrence University has welcomed all varieties of authors including Pulitzer Prize winners.
The events are free and open to the public. For additional information, contact the English Department 315-229-5125 or go to www.stlawu.edu/offices/english/about-english/about-writers-series.
It has been stated that the Writers Series program at St. Lawrence University is one of the best-regarded, oldest reading series in the nation. It is more than 50 years old, and all varieties of Pulitzer Prize winners have been here through the years. The English department invites writers producing some of today’s most innovative works across mediums and genres to visit classrooms and perform a reading for the community. You’ll have opportunities to ask them questions, make connections, and expand your network. Typically, the program brings in three authors a semester, one in each genre of poetry, literary nonfiction, and fiction.