March 7, 2:30-4:30 p.m
Atrium Building, Ground floor
Free and open to City Tech students, staff, and faculty.
The 2017 Literature Roundtable will feature the author Sarah Schulman, an incredibly prolific writer who has published 18 books —both fiction and non-fiction— while also working as a playwright, an activist and an educator. She currently holds the position of Distinguished Professor of the Humanities at the College of Staten Island. She will be our guest writer at the Literature Roundtable this year on March 7th, 2017 from 2:30 to 4:30 pm.
The Roundtable will focus on Schulman’s most recent novel: The Cosmopolitans. The Cosmopolitans is a modern rewriting of Honoré de Balzac’s Cousin Bette (1846) that is equally inspired by James Baldwin’s Another Country (1962). Set in late 1950s New York City, it tells the story of Earl, a black, gay actor working in a meatpacking plant, and Bette, a white secretary, who have lived next door to each other in the same Greenwich Village apartment building for thirty years. As our featured author, Sarah Schulman will read from The Cosmopolitans and participate in a discussion of her work with students, faculty and staff. Selected student writing inspired by Schulman’s work will also be shared.
Poster for LiteratureRoundtable-Spring2017