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Rick Moody Comes to Frequency North on September 26

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The Frequency North writers series at The College of Saint Rose hosts the first visiting author of the season: Rick Moody.

Moody will read at 7:30pm on Thursday, September 26 in the Standish Rooms, second floor of the Events and Activities Center, 940 Western Avenue. The reading is free and open to the public. Copies of the authors’ latest works will be available for purchase and signing.

In addition to the 7:30pm reading, there will be a Late-Afternoon Talk with Rick Moody, which will take place from 5pm-6pm in The Science Center, 993 Madison Avenue, Room 151. This event is also free and open to the public.

Rick Moody’s most recent books include the novel The Four Fingers of Death and On Celestial Music, a collection of music writing. Other books include Purple America, a novel;  Black Veil: A Memoir with Digressions, winner of the PEN Martha Albrand prize for excellence in memoir. Moody’s first novel, Garden State, was published in 1992. His second novel, The Ice Storm (Little Brown 1994), was made into a film directed by Ang Lee in 1997. Moody’s short fiction and journalism have been anthologized widely, and his radio pieces have appeared on NPR and at the Third Coast International Audio Festival. His band, The Wingdale Community Singers, in which he plays and write lyrics, have released three albums.

This event was funded in part by Poets & Writers, Inc. with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

The remaining Frequency North schedule of events follow after the jump. For more information, visit the website  or follow us on Twitter @frequencynorth.

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MFA Launches Second Year with Faculty Reading September 12

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We’re kicking off the ninth season of Frequency North with a reading by the pioneers of the MFA program: the professors.

On Thursday, September 12, Hollis Seamon, Kenneth Krauss, Daniel Nester, Barbara Ungar, and Rone Shavers will be kicking off the second year or the MFA program with a reading of their own.

This is sure to be an exciting year for the faculty. Many of the MFA professors have upcoming book releases and projects.

Hollis Seamon’s young adult novel, Somebody Up There Hates You was released on September 3rd, 2013 as one of the inaugural books in Algonquin’s new Young Readers imprint.

Daniel Nester is editor of The Incredible Sestina Anthology, due from Write Bloody Publishing later this year.

Kenneth Krauss’ book, Male Beauty: Postwar Masculinity in Theatre, Film, and Physique Magazines, will be published in the spring of 2014.

Don’t miss this epic faculty reading and hear about their new and upcoming projects.

The remaining Frequency North schedule of events follow after the jump. For more information, visit the website  or follow us on Twitter @frequencynorth.

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Announcing the 2013-2014 Frequency North Reading Series Line-Up!

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“Frequency North,” the visiting writers series at The College of Saint Rose, returns for its ninth year of readings by today’s most riveting, entertaining and thought-provoking authors and poets.

Season 9 kicks off with a September twofer: the Saint Rose writing faculty will read Thursday, September 12, in celebration of the College’s year-old master of fine arts degree in creative writing; memoirist and novelist Rick Moody reads two weeks later (Thursday, September 26).  Poet and Chicano/Latino activist writer Rigoberto González visits Thursday, October 17, as the series holds a National Day on Writing event.  A return visit by Sparrow on Friday, November 15, caps the first half of the 2013-14 series.  The 2014 readings start with a slam Thursday, January 30, with Boston Poetry Slam Team member Jade Sylvan.  Award-winning poets and authors Sean Thomas Dougherty and January O’Neill stop by Thursday, March 13.  Season 9 wraps up Thursday, April 3, when the series marks National Poetry Month with poet/biographer/illustrator Jonah Winter and Sharon Mesmer.

“This year’s lineup is as aggressively eclectic as ever, yet all the writers have something in common:  they’re riveting, thought-provoking, entertaining, and great reminders of the importance of literature in our lives,” said Daniel Nester, associate professor of English and coordinator of the series.

The complete Frequency North Season 9 schedule follows.  All readings are free and open to the public.  For more information, visit www.FrequencyNorth.com or follow on Twitter @frequencynorth:

Thursday, September 12, 2013, 7:30 p.m. – Saint Rose Writing Faculty, with Kenneth Krauss, Daniel Nester, Hollis Seamon, Rone Shavers and Barbara Ungar; Standish Rooms, Events and Athletics Center (Second Floor), 420 Western Ave., Albany

• Thursday, September 26, 2013, 7:30 p.m. – Rick Moody; Standish Rooms, Events and Athletics Center (Second Floor), 420 Western Ave., Albany

Thursday, October 17, 2013, 7:30 p.m. – Rigoberto González: National Day on Writing Event; Standish Rooms, Events and Athletics Center (Second Floor), 420 Western Ave., Albany

Friday, November 15, 2013, 7:30 p.m. – Sparrow; Huether School of Business (Room 100), 994 Madison Ave., Albany

Thursday, January 30, 2014, 7:30 p.m. – Jade Sylvan; Standish Rooms, Events and Athletics Center (Second Floor), 420 Western Ave., Albany

• Thursday, March 13, 2014, 7:30 p.m. – Sean Thomas Dougherty and January Gill O’Neil; Standish Rooms, Events and Athletics Center (Second Floor), 420 Western Ave., Albany

Thursday, April 3, 2014, 7:30 p.m. – Jonah Winter and Sharon Mesmer; Standish Rooms, Events and Athletics Center (Second Floor), 420 Western Ave., Albany

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