Associate Editor at Farrar, Straus & Giroux, John Knight, will talk with Emily Gilbert in the third installment of the 2016 fall Writers Speak Wednesdays series of free talks and readings at Stony Brook Southampton. Knight will discuss editing and publishing with Gilbert on Wednesday, November 2, at 7 p.m. in the Radio Lounge on the second floor of Chancellors Hall, following a brief reception beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Before working at Farrar, Straus & Giroux—a New York publishing firm known for literary fiction, nonfiction, poetry and children’s books—Knight worked for McSweeney’s and The New York Times and wrote for New York Magazine. He also founded and edited the monthly magazine Once, which published international photojournalism and writing.
Emily Gilbert, a creative writing instructor at Stony Brook, is managing editor of TSR: The Southampton Review. She has worked as a journalist and columnist and has published fiction and nonfiction in a number of literary journals. She holds a BA from Bard College and an MFA from Stony Brook Southampton.
Other writers scheduled for the fall series include: Lia Purpura on November 16; and Ruth Franklin and Susan Scarf Merrell on November 30.
On December 7, the evening will be devoted to readings by students currently enrolled in the Stony Brook Southampton MFA in Creative Writing and Literature program.
Writers Speak Wednesdays programs are free and open to the public. The evenings begin with a brief reception at 6:30 p.m., followed by readings at 7 p.m., and then a Q&A and book signing. All programs are held in the Radio Lounge on the second floor of Chancellors Hall at Stony Brook Southampton, located at 239 Montauk Highway in Southampton.