Best-selling author Ann Hood offers public talk about the writing life
Join Salve Regina for a public talk entitled “The Writing Life” with Ann Hood, a New York Times best-selling author and the founding director of The Newport MFA at Salve Regina. Hood will discuss her reading habits, her writing hang-ups and how to conquer the blank page on Saturday, Oct. 30, from 1-2:30 p.m. in Antone Academic Center.
“The Writing Life” event will offer a glimpse into Hood’s own relationship with books — including when she started to read as a young girl in West Warwick, Rhode Island, and how she ended up becoming a writer. For those who are interested in pursuing the writing life more seriously, the MFA program will be discussed.
Ann Hood has written many books, including “Kitchen Yarns: Notes on Love, Life and Food,” which was a New York Times editor’s pick. She is also the author of the best-sellers “The Book That Matters Most,” “The Knitting Circle,” “The Red Thread,” “Comfort” and “An Italian Wife,” among other works. She is the recipient of two Pushcart Prizes, a Best American Spiritual Writing Award, a Best American Food Writing Award, a Best American Travel Writing Award and the Paul Bowles Prize for Short Fiction. She lives in Providence, Rhode Island.
In June 2018, Hood established the MFA curriculum at Salve Regina based on her thorough experience of many years of teaching in various low-residency MFA programs around the country. She uses her contacts in the writing and publishing world to bring in renowned authors like Alice Hoffman, Andre Dubus III, Garrard Conley and Melissa Febos. She also brings in well-known agents, editors and publishers to campus.
Go here to register. For questions, contact Cecelia Negron, assistant director of admissions and graduate recruitment specialist, at firstname.lastname@example.org.