- June 10, 2016
- 7:00 pm
Desai Matta Gallery (1st Floor)
CIIS Main Building
1453 Mission Street,
San Francisco, CA 94103
Peabody Award-winning author Richard Rodriguez is a master of personal essays embedded in larger cultural and social issues. His complex, often provocative autobiographical works offer the deep appeal of the highly personal speaking to universal experience. One of America's great living prose stylists, Rodriguez is a master at naming mysteries, challenging orthodoxies, and using the expertise of otherness and hard experience to shape and enlarge life itself.
Learn more about the life and essays of Richard Rodriguez in his conversation with Carolyn Cooke—an intimate look at the intersection of great public issues with intensely personal memory.
The visual essays of Richard Rodriguez on "The News Hour with Jim Lehrer" earned a Peabody Award in 1997. He is the author of Hunger of Memory: The Education of Richard Rodriguez, Days of Obligation: An Argument with My Mexican Father, Brown: The Last Discovery of America, and, most recently, Darling: A Spiritual Autobiography. He has also written for newspapers and television in the U.S. and Europe.
Carolyn Cooke holds an MFA from Columbia University and a BA from Smith College. Her fiction and nonfiction confront class, economics, gender, sexuality, and race in America. Her novel, "Daughters of the Revolution," was listed among the best novels of 2011 by the San Francisco Chronicle and The New Yorker Magazine. Her short fiction, collected in "The Bostons," won the PEN/Bingham award, was a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway, and has appeared in AGNI, The Paris Review, Ploughshares, and two volumes each of Best American Short Stories and Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards. Her nonfiction reviews have appeared in The Nation and Contemporary Literary Criticism, and she is a regular book reviewer for The San Francisco Chronicle. She has been awarded fellowships by the National Endowment for the Arts, the California Arts Council, the Djerassi Foundation, Ucross, and the Corporation of Yaddo.
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This course is also available for one unit of academic credit to CIIS students. Must attend full weekend.