Chaim Potok, Francine Prose among Writers Scheduled for Fall Readings Writers on faculty at the Writing Seminars and special visitors to the program will present readings of their work open to the university community and public through Dec. 6 on the Homewood campus. Of special note are readings by this fall's visiting professors: Chaim Potok and Francine Prose. Potok, who is scheduled to read at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 17, in Mudd Hall, is known for his many works relating to Jewish life. The Chosen, The Promise and My Name is Asher Lev are some of his works; his nonfiction includes Wanderings: Chaim Potok's History of the Jews. Francine Prose, who has written eight novels and two volumes of short stories, is especially well-known for her novel of domestic Italian-American life, Household Saints, which was made into a film. Her most recent novel is a satiric comedy of manners titled Primitive People. Prose will read at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 29, in the Garrett Room of the Eisenhower Library. Other readings by Writing Seminars faculty all take place at 8 p.m. at various locations on the Homewood campus. On schedule are: Nov. 1, Jean McGarry, Garrett Room, Eisenhower Library. The Writing Seminars associate professor is the author of a novel, The Courage of Girls, and three collections of stories: Airs of Providence, The Very Rich Hours and Home at Last, which was published last spring. Nov. 8, Allen Grossman, Mudd Hall Auditorium. The English professor is author of four collections of poetry: The Woman on the Bridge over the Chicago River, Of the Great House, The Bright Nails Scattered on the Ground and The Ether Dome. He has received both Guggenheim and MacArthur fellowships. Dec. 6, Madison Smartt Bell, Garrett Room, Eisenhower Library. Bell is a visiting associate professor of fiction in the Writing Seminars, and the author of two collections of short stories and seven novels, including Waiting for the End of the World, Straight Cut and Save Me, Joe Louis.
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