Ragdale To Host Authors Jane Hamilton and Audrey …

Submitted by Ragdale:

Join celebrated authors Jane Hamilton and Audrey Niffenegger for an intimate discussion exploring imagination, voice, and their distinctive, best-selling works, A Map of the World and The Time Traveler’s Wife, among others. Vision and Voice: A Conversation takes place on Saturday March 2 at 3pm in the Stuart Community Room at the Gorton Center, 400 E. Illinois Road in Lake Forest. Hosted by Donna Seaman, accomplished editor from Booklist. Admission is $10/person and free for students with valid I.D. Tickets are available at the door or can be purchased in advance at http://www.ragdale.org/VisionAndVoice

Randy Albers, Chair of Columbia College Chicago’s Fiction Writing Department, said: “We at Story Week are so pleased to be collaborating with Ragdale, certainly one of the very best arts residency programs in the nation, to present Vision & Voice. Audrey Niffenegger and Jane Hamilton, two of the finest writers at work in contemporary literature are both Ragdale alums and presently on the faculty of the Fiction Writing Department at Columbia College Chicago, home of Story Week. In conversation with the eminent Booklist editor/reviewer, radio personality, and Story Week interviewer, Donna Seaman, these two writers will no doubt offer an inspiring program featuring readings and an inside look at their successful writing processes. Anyone who loves great writing will love this program.”

Jane Hamilton’s first novel, The Book of Ruth, won the PEN/Ernest Hemingway Foundation Award for best first novel and was a selection of the Oprah Book Club. Her second novel, A Map of the World, was an international bestseller. Audrey Niffenegger’s first novel, The Time Traveler’s Wife was an international best seller, and made into a movie. It was followed by Her Fearful Symmetry and the serialized graphic novel for the London Guardian, The Night Bookmobile.

Vision and Voice is presented by The Ragdale Foundation and Story Week Festival of Writers and supported by Columbia College Chicago’s Rubin Fellowship. Proceeds benefit Ragdale’s Rubin Residency Fund to support a Columbia College Fiction Writing Department graduate student writer-in-residence at Ragdale in 2014.

For tickets, go to www.ragdale.org. For more information, call 847.234.1063 or email: info@ragdale.org

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