with Cara Hoffman, Author of "So Much Pretty"
Cara Hoffman, author of the highly praised novel "So Much
Pretty", will speak with audience members about her book and
some of the themes it highlights: domestic violence, violence
against women, community responsibilities, and the need to "raise
rational, capable, peaceful men"--something she views as a social
justice project of paramount importance.
Cara Hoffman grew up in a depressed upstate New York town, dropped
out of high school, bought a one-way ticket to London with her
savings, and spent the next three years writing and working as an
agricultural laborer and runner in Europe and the Middle East.
In the 90s she returned to the United States, became a mother,
and began working as an investigative reporter at a daily
newspaper. Hoffman covered New York State’s rural and Rust Belt
communities for over a decade, reporting on environmental politics,
county legislatures, and crime. In 2000 she received a New York
State Foundation for the Arts Fellowship for her writing on the
aesthetics of violence and its impact on children, a topic she
would continue to research and explore through fiction.
Hoffman received her Masters of Fine Arts in Writing from
Goddard College in 2009. She has been a guest lecturer at Cornell
University, Hobart and William Smith Colleges and a Visiting Writer
at Goddard College. She lives in Manhattan with her son where she
tutors at the Lower East Side Girls Club, and teaches English at
Bronx Community College.
CLICK HERE to register for the event!!
Date: Thursday, October 4th,
Time: 1:50 PM
Location: DAC Org Lounge, Queens
Following the lecture, Ms. Hoffman will be
holding a one-on-one discussion time from 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM in DAC
401. To find out more about the discussion time please CLICK