Kenyon Review Editor David Lynn to Speak Wednesday at Stony Brook Southampton

David Lynn
David Lynn

Kenyon Review editor and writer David Lynn and author and distinguished professor Roger Rosenblatt will talk about writing following a reading by Lynn at the next installment of the fall Writers Speak Wednesdays series of free author talks and readings open to the public at Stony Brook Southampton.

Lynn and Rosenblatt share a long history as friends and fellow writers, with Lynn having edited several of Rosenblatt’s pieces for the Kenyon Review.

The editor of the highly esteemed Kenyon Review literary journal since 1994, Lynn was a senior Fulbright Scholar in India from 1995 to 1996. He is the author of one novel, Wrestling with Gabriel, a critical study, “The Hero’s Tale: Narrators in the Early Modern Novel,” and two collections of short stories, Fortune Telling and Year of Fire, which Publisher’s Weekly called “quietly haunting.”

His stories and essays have appeared in magazines and journals in America, England, India, and Australia. He currently teaches workshops in fiction writing as a professor of English at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio, where he lives with his family.

Stony Brook Southampton’s Distinguished Professor of English and Writing Rosenblatt is the author of six Off-Broadway plays and 17 books, including New York Times Notable Books Kayak Morning and The Boy Detective, and Unless It Moves the Human Heart, Making Toast, Rules for Aging, and “Children of War, which won the Robert F. Kennedy Book Prize and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award.

The Wednesday, October 14, reading and discussion at 7 p.m. in the Radio Lounge on the second floor of Chancellors Hall will follow an Open House for the MFA in Creative Writing and Literature program starting at 5:30 p.m. MFA Program Director Julie Sheehan and other faculty members will be discussing workshops in fiction, memoir, creative nonfiction, poetry and more, all taught by distinguished working writers. Other topics at the Open House will include combining course work in Manhattan and Southampton, and, for those interested in writing kids’ books, the one-year Children’s Lit Fellows program.

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