SUNY Canton’s Virtual Living Writers Series Welcomes Celebrated Novelist and Essayist Leslie Jamison Oct. 28


A New York Times bestselling author will discuss her latest essay collection about the “dynamics of haunting and obsession” at SUNY Canton’s next virtual Living Writers Series event.

Guest Leslie Jamison will read from “Make it Scream, Make it Burn” at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28 via Zoom, followed by a question-and-answer session.

Leslie Jamison

“I look at how we are defined by what we can’t ever fully grasp, from the ghosts of possible prior lives to the perpetually unfinished work of documentary art, from the alternate selves of our online avatars to the specters of broken romances,” Jamison said about the book.

She made headlines when her previous work, “The Empathy Exams,” made the New York Times Bestseller’s List in 2014 and received wide critical acclaim. She has been compared to iconic writers Joan Didion and Susan Sontag.

“Jamison has emerged as a definitive chronicler of human connection and the beauty of mundanity...With this brilliant new collection that rigorously interrogates the human condition, Leslie Jamison affirms why she's the essayist of the moment,” said David Canfield of Entertainment Weekly.

Jamison directs the non-fiction concentration in writing at Columbia University's School of the Arts.

Join Virtual Lecture via Zoom

Meeting ID: 851 4292 7581

Passcode: sunycanton

The Living Writers Series will resume in the Spring.


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