Norwich University Writers Series
Norwich University Writers Series Presents Joy Passanante
The Norwich University Writers Series kicks off its new season with author Joy Passanante, Mon. Oct. 1st, 4 pm, Kreitzberg Library Multipurpose Room, Norwich University. She will read from and discuss her most recent book, Through a Long Absence—Words from My Father’s Wars (Mad Creek Books, 2017), a biography drawn from her father’s correspondence, World War II diaries, and paintings. Rolling Stone calls the book an “intimate and epic portrait…absorbing and affecting in every detail,” while Pulitzer Prize-winning author Allison Lurie finds it “a remarkable and moving tribute to family love and tradition.” Through a Long Absence was the Silver Winner in biography for the Foreword Best of the INDIES Book of the Year Award.
Joy Passanante has been publishing in three genres over four decades, including collections of poetry and short stories, a novel, and a biography-memoir. Her fiction and nonfiction have won national recognition. She also received Idaho Commission on the Arts Fellowships for both poetry and fiction as well as an Idaho Humanities Council Research Fellowship for her nonfiction. She taught at the University of Idaho for 38 years and served as the University of Idaho’s Associate Director of Creative Writing. Among her teaching awards is the ROTC Faculty Excellence Award for Teaching at both the University of Idaho and at Washington State University.
The event is sponsored by the Norwich University Writers Series, Kreitzberg Memorial Library, and Undergraduate Research Program. The Writers Series is produced by the NU College of Liberal Arts. All events are free and open to the public.
Date & Time
October 1, 2018
4:00PM - 5:00PM
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