Thursday, June 7, 2012
Joan Didion Visits Fairfield
1073 N. Benson Road, Barone Campus Center, Fairfield, CT
"An Evening with Joan Didion" is being presented by Fairfield Public Library, Fairfield University’s College of Arts and Science, and the MFA in Creative Writing on Thursday, June 7 at Fairfield University’s Barone Campus Center Oak Room at 7 p.m.
One of our most powerful writers will present her latest book, Blue Nights which sifts through the pain of a parent losing her only child so soon after the death of a spouse. She examines her thoughts, fears, and doubts regarding having children, illness and growing gold. In 2005 Didion won the National Book Award for Nonfiction for The Year of Magical Thinking. She will read from her latest work and speak about her career as a novelist, journalist and screenwriter.
Didion's career as a magazine journalist in the 1960s and 1970s resulted in two highly acclaimed collections Slouching Towards Bethlehem and The White Album. Her novels include Play It as It Lays and The Book of Common Prayer. In addition, she and her husband, John Gregory Dunne, wrote the screenplays for The Panic in Needle Park, A Star is Born and several other major films.
Tickets for the Didion event are $10. To reserve seats, call Laura Keller at 203-254-4110