Tuesday, November 1, 2005

There's No Place Like Home: Writer Explores Her Past at November 8 Reading

Chestertown, MD, November 1, 2005 — Washington College's Rose O'Neill Tea & Talk Series presents Catherine Chambers, a writing tutor at Washington College, reading from her creative non-fiction, Tuesday, November 8. The talk is free and all are welcome to enjoy tea, lively discussion, and the comfortable surroundings of the O'Neill Literary House.

Tea will be served at 4 p.m., followed by the talk at 4:30 p.m.

Reading from a beautifully crafted collection titled "The Memory House, " which originated as part of her MFA thesis at Goddard College, Chambers will explore the notion of home and finding this intangible concept in place, people, and mind. She notes, "I grew up in Canada, Australia, and Brooklyn, New York, and my early work focuses on the way I felt caught between such diverse and widely separated places. "

Chambers' essays have appeared in Full Circle Journal, The Awakenings Review, and Columbia University's Quarto.

The Rose O'Neill Tea & Talk Series showcases the research, writing, and talent of Washington College's faculty and is held in the College's O'Neill Literary House. Established in 1985, the Literary House was acquired and refurbished through a generous gift of alumna Betty Casey, Class of 1947, and her late husband Eugene, and named in memory of his late mother, Rose O'Neill Casey. Now in its 20th anniversary year, the O'Neill Literary House reflects the eclectic spirit of Washington College's creative writing and academic culture.

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