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Joyce Carol Oates to speak at the Minneapolis Central Library

Talk of the Stacks will host the acclaimed writer as she presents her much-anticipated memoir, “A Widow’s Story.”

Talk of the Stacks, a free author series exploring contemporary literature and culture at the Minneapolis Central Library, will host the acclaimed writer Joyce Carol Oates on March 30, as she presents her much-anticipated memoir, ‘A Widow’s Story.’

Joyce Carol Oates
Joyce Carol Oates

Joyce Carol Oates is a recipient of the National Book Award and the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in Short Fiction. She has written over 30 collections of short stories, eight volumes of poetry, innumerable essays and plays, and 56 novels, including the national bestsellers “We Were the Mulvaneys” and “Blonde” (a finalist for the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize), and the New York Times bestsellers “The Falls” (winner of the 2005 Prix Femina Etranger) and “The Gravedigger’s Daughter.”  

According to Harper Collins, “A Widow’s Story,” is a poignant, intimate memoir about the unexpected death of her husband of 46 years and its wrenching, surprising aftermath.

The program will be free and open to the public. A book sale and signing will follow the presentation. Seating is first come, first served.

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For more information, call 952-847-8107 or visit www [dot] supporthclib [dot] org.

Time: Doors: 6:15 p.m.; program: 7 p.m.
Date: Wednesday, Mar. 30, 2011
Place: Pohlad Hall, Minneapolis Central Library, 300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55401