Geneva, N.Y.—A reading by author, activist, and playwright Sarah Schulman will be held at 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 19, in the Geneva Room of the Warren Hunting Smith Library on the Hobart and William Smith Colleges campus. Schulman will read from her novel The Mere Future. A question and answer session will be held from 5 until 6 p.m. in Coxe Hall, Room 7.
A staged reading of Schulman's play titled The Child, which is about familial homophobia and its consequences, will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 20, in the Geneva Room. During the reading, students will act out scenes, directed by Amy Canfield, assistant professor of English.
Schulman is the author of several novels including Shimmer (Avon, 1998), Rat Bohemia (Dutton, 1995), which received the Ferro and Grumley award for Lesbian Fiction, Empathy (Dutton, 1992), People In Trouble (Dutton, 1990), which received the Gregory Kolovakos Memorial Prize for AIDS Fiction, After Delores (Dutton, 1988), which received American Library Association Gay/Lesbian Fiction Award, Girls, Visions and Everything (Seal Press, 1986), The Sophie Horowitz Story (Naiad Press, 1984), and two nonfiction books: Stagestruck: Theater, AIDS and the Marketing of Gay America (Duke University Press, 1998), which received the American Library Association Gay/Lesbian Nonfiction Award, and My American History: Lesbian and Gay Life During The Reagan/Bush Years (Routledge 1994), which received the Gustavus Meyer Award for Work on Tolerance.
Schulman was a 1984 Fulbright Fellow in Judaic Studies. For her public service she has received a Stonewall Award for Contributions Improving the Lives of Gays and Lesbians in the United States and a Revson Fellowship for the Future of New York City at Columbia University. She is currently developing six plays including The Child, Workshop at Strassberg Studio of L.A., and Correct Usage and Common Errors. Schulman is also collaborating on a musical, Shimmer, based on her novel.
These events are free and open to the public.
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