Madeleine Blais talk

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Date/Time: Tuesday, April 21, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Event type: Nonfiction


Madeleine Blais, Pulitzer Prize-winning feature writer, essayist and professor of journalism at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, will talk about narrative/documentary storytelling on April 21, 2015 at 4:00 pm in the Department of English, 70 Brown Street, Room 130. Blais was on the staff of “Tropic Magazine” of the “Miami Herald” from 1979-1987. In addition to her prize-winning features, she has authored three nonfiction books, “In These Girls, Hope is a Muscle,” a finalist for a National Book Critics' Circle award, “Uphill Walkers: Portrait of a Family,” which won the National Book Award from the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (and was chosen as Massachusetts Book of the Year), and “The Heart is an Instrument,” a collection of journalism.