University of Rochester

EVENT: Author Rachel Cohen discusses her book on the lives of artists and writers

TIME, DATE, AND PLACE: 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, in the Hawkins-Carlson Room of Rush Rhees Library on the University of Rochester's River Campus

ADMISSION: Free and open to the public

February 10, 2006

Rachel Cohen's much-praised work, A Chance Meeting: Intertwined Lives of American Writers and Artists, 1854-1967 (Random House, 2004), connects 30 American writers and artists through 36 encounters. The premise of her nonfiction book, which took 10 years of research and writing, is considered innovative and captivating.

For this Neilly Series lecture, she will speak about her research and writing techniques. A graduate of Harvard and a teacher at Sarah Lawrence College, Cohen has received fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts and the MacDowell Colony, and won the 2003 PEN/Jerard Fund Award for the manuscript of A Chance Meeting. She will be introduced by Susan Dodge Peters, director of education at the Memorial Art Gallery.

Free parking will be available in the Library Lot at the rear of Rush Rhees Library.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact (585) 275-4461.