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    Impact of Culture

    Authors Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston, Clark Blaise, Elizabeth Nunez and Bharati Mukherjee discussed their immigrant experiences. The panelists related the stories and experiences created…

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    Immigrant Writers and American Literature

    Panelists who are immigrants discussed the impact of immigrant writers on American literature. Moderator Hampl wrote A Romantic Education. Ms. Tan wrote The Bonesetter’s…

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    National Book Critics Circle Awards

    Finalists for the National Book Critics Circle Award read excerpts from their submissions. Awards were then presented for five categories: general nonfiction, criticism, poetry,…

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    Roots and Ancestry

    The panelists talked about their ancestors and their effect on their writing. Some had immigrant grandparents. They also talked about how they were raised and the stories they…

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    Book Critics Nominee Reading

    Ms. Hampl read a short selection from her book I Could Tell You Stories, which has been nominated for an award in the general nonfiction category.

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    Obsession with Personal History

    Participants talked about the growing popularity of memoirs and the reasons for the growth. Mr. Wolff is the author of The Duke of Deception: Memories of My Father.…

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    Great Gatsby Reading

    In the fourth of a series, contemporary authors read chapters six and seven of The Great Gatsby as part of a celebration of the 100th anniversary of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s birth.

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    Great Gatsby Reading

    In the first of a series, contemporary authors read chapters one and two of The Great Gatsby as part of a celebration of the 100th anniversary of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s…

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