Lydia Davis wrapped up the 2010-2011 PITT Contemporary Writers Series a few weeks ago with a beautiful reading and book signing at the Frick Fine Arts Auditorium. She read a combination of new and old work, including parts of her translations of Gustave Flaubert’s Madame Bovary, a fiction piece that started as a serious letter to a funeral home after her father’s death, and short pieces based on different dreams. It was one of the most lively events of the series. She was amused by the precarious set-up of the podium, which she handled gracefully. “It adds drama,” she suggested.
The series looks forward to bringing in a number of talented writers next fall. The 2011-2012 schedule includes readings and Q&A sessions with fiction writers and poets such as Terrance Hayes, Wells Tower, Nick Flynn, Wayne Koestenbaum, Myung Mi Kim, Eula Biss, and other writers TBA. Stay tuned for more information about these writers and upcoming events. We look forward to seeing you in Fall 2011!