NEWPORT, R.I. – Rhode Island native and prize-winning author Ann Hood will speak on “A Writer’s Life” and read from her own work on Thursday, March 3, from 4-5 p.m. in the atrium of the McKillop Library at Salve Regina University.
This program, free and open to the public, is being sponsored by the university’s Academic Affairs Office, the English department, McKillop Library, the Writing Center and the Mercy Center for Spiritual Life.
A book-signing and reception with light refreshments will follow the lecture and reading.
Hood is the author of 13 books, including the bestsellers “Somewhere off the Coast of Maine” and “The Knitting Circle.” She wrote “The Knitting Circle” after learning how to knit while mourning her daughter’s death. The protagonist of the novel also experiences the loss of a child, and the story centers on the stories of various women in a knitting circle.
Hood’s most recent work, “The Red Thread,” tells the stories of love and loss experienced by several couples who have adopted daughters from China.
Hood has won two Pushcart Prizes, a Best American Spiritual Writing Award and The Paul Bowles Prize for Short Fiction. Her essays and stories have appeared in The New York Times, The Paris Review, Ploughshares and other publications.
Hood is a faculty member in the creative writing program at the New School in New York City. She was born in West Warwick and currently lives in Providence.
For more information on her talk, contact the university’s English department at 401-341-3234.