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Colum McCann | Letters to a Young Writer: Some Practical and Philosophical Advice

Mon, April 3, 2017 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

In conversation with Jason Freeman

Colum McCann won the 2009 National Book Award for Let the Great World Spin, a tale of 1970s New Yorkers marveling at a tightrope walker’s death-defying feats. His other novels include Song Dogs, This Side of Brightness, and the Man Booker Prize-shortlisted TransAtlantic, a “beautifully constructed tapestry of life” (The Seattle Times) spanning centuries, oceans, and continents. Currently a Distinguished Professor of Creative Writing at Hunter College in New York, McCann has written for The New Yorker, Esquire, and the Paris Review, among other publications. His new essay collection brings this vast accumulation of experience to bear in a pragmatic guide for aspiring writers. 

Please allow extra time to get to Parkway Central, due to extensive road work in the area.

Parkway Central Library
1901 Vine Street (between 19th and 20th Streets on the Parkway)
Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-567-4341

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