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Sep 1, 2017
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Elizabeth Strout

Elizabeth StroutThe Kratz Center for Creative Writing at Goucher College proudly presents Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Strout for two events on October 17, 2017.

In the afternoon, the author will give a presentation called, “Why You Don’t Need To Worry About Plot” in the Soper Room of the Julia Rogers Building at 3:00pm.

In the evening, Ms. Strout will read from and sign copies of her brand new novel, Anything Is Possible, which was written in tandem with her bestseller My Name is Lucy BartonAnything is Possible draws on the lives of the small-town characters evoked in the discussion between Lucy and her mother.  The evening event will begin at 8:00pm in Kraushaar Auditorium.

Born in Portland, Maine, Strout graduated from Bates College with a degree in English in 1977. She received a law degree along with a Certificate in Gerontology from Syracuse University College of Law. Strout has taught creative writing at Manhattan College, The New School, Bard College, Colgate University, and Queens University of Charlotte. She divides her time between Maine and New York City.

Both author events are free and open to the public, but tickets must be reserved for the evening event at  For more information, contact the Kratz Center at

Jan 1, 2016
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Spring 2016 Visiting Author Event

We were pleased to welcome the Spring 2016 Kratz Center Writer-in-Residence, Andrew Ervin, along with author Talley English, for a dual reading in the Batza Room of the Ungar Athenaeum. Check out this profile of author and alum Andrew Ervin from the Goucher Quarterly.

Sep 1, 2015
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Fall 2015 Visiting Author Event

We were pleased to welcome three-time National Book Award finalist Gail Godwin as the Fall 2015 Visiting Author on October 1, 2015. For more information about the author, please click here.

Jan 15, 2015
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Spring 2015 Reading Event

Our spring reading event for 2015 featured two distinguished alum-authors, Jordana Frankel, the Spring 2015 Kratz Writer-in-Residence, and novelist Andrew Ervin. The reading was held Wednesday, March 4, 2015, at 8:00 p.m. in the Alumnae House for a packed house of 80 students and guests.  For more about Andrew Ervin’s new book, click this link: Burning Down George Orwell’s House.