At Sarah Lawrence College, as a young man, I studied fiction-writing with Grace Paley and Louise Rose. Both these writers – and other professors, like Albert Sadler (Comparative Religion), Charles and Gloria Carshon (Theater), and Hyman Kleinman (Literature) – all helped to shape the writer I became. Now, 30 years later, my alma mater has invited me back to give a reading from The Hundred-Foot Journey.
Specifically, I have been asked by the Friends Of The Sarah Lawrence College Library to help them celebrate their 35th anniversary. They have an elegant event planned for October 29th – a reading at the Donnelley Theatre, followed by a reception and book signing. I fully intend to give Sarah Lawrence my all, as it gave me, three decades ago.
I guess it’s an age thing – you get easily moved by the circle closing.