Paumanok Lecture: Walter Mosley
The Department of English of Long Island University's Brooklyn Campus & The MFA Program in Creative Writing cordially invite you to attend...
STARTING FROM PAUMANOK
the Annual Reading and Talk on American Literature and Culture.
This year's Lecture will be given by...
6-8 pm, Thursday, October 2, 2008
(Walter Mosley will be introduced by Jessica Hagedorn)
Kumble Theater, Humanities Building
Long Island University, Brooklyn
Flatbush Avenue Extension and Dekalb Avenue
For further information, call (718) 488-1050
The event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited and reservations are required.
RSVP: 718 488 1624
Co-sponsored by the Provost's Office, the English Department, the Creative Writing MFA program, and Voices of the Rainbow reading series, this event is supported by grants from the Mellon Foundation and Long Island University's John P. McGrath Fund
WALTER MOSLEY is the author of twenty-nine critically acclaimed books which have been translated into twenty-one languages. His popular mysteries featuring Easy Rawlins began with Devil in a Blue Dress in 1990. Others in the series include A Red Death, White Butterfly, Black Betty, and A Little Yellow Dog (both of which were New York Times bestsellers). Recently, Easy Rawlins has returned in Bad Boy Brawly Brown, Six Easy Pieces, Little Scarlet and Cinnamon Kiss, a 2006 New York Times bestseller.
Mosley has written five works of literary fiction: RL's Dream; Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned; Walkin' the Dog; The Man in My Basement and Fortunate Son; three works of science fiction, Blue Light, Futureland and The Wave; and four works of nonfiction, Workin' on the Chain Gang, What Next, Life out of Context, and This Year You Write Your Novel. Two movies have been made from his work: Devil in A Blue Dress, starring Denzel Washington and Always Outnumbered, starring Laurence Fishburne.
He has been the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including a Grammy Award, the O'Henry Award, the Sundance Institute Risktaker Award for his creative and activist efforts, and the Anisfield Wolf Award, an honor given to works that increase the appreciation and understanding of race in America.
Mosley created, along with The City College, a new Publishing Degree Program aimed at young urban residents. It is the only such program in the country. Born and raised in Los Angeles, he now lives in Brooklyn.
For further information, visit Walter Mosley's website.