Writers On Writing Series
The Mount Mary University Master of Arts in English program presents this series that brings best-selling authors to campus to talk about their published work, their process and their craft.
Presenting Christina Schwarz
April 15, 2014
Helfaer Hall, Mount Mary University
Meet bestselling author and Wisconsin native Christina Schwarz, who will read from her newest novel, The Edge of the Earth. After the reading, enjoy an engaging salon-style interview with the author conducted by Mount Mary faculty and graduate students. Ms. Schwarz will talk about her life, her writing, and how she generates ideas. The interview is followed by a Q&A with the audience.
A wine & beer cash bar will be available and an assortment of desserts provided. The event is free and open to the public but space is limited. Please reserve your place. Contact Karen Murray, firstname.lastname@example.org, 414-258-4810, ext. 395.
About The Author
Christina Schwarz has written four critically acclaimed novels, the most recent of which—The Edge of the Earth—is set at a fictionalized version of Point Sur, California. The New York Times praised the book’s “surprise-filled plot” and “persuasive voices."
“The Edge of the Earth is skillful storytelling given welcome weight by the author’s knowledge of lighthouse technology, tide-pool ecology, Native American ethnology and her narrator’s proto-feminist psychology.” -- the New York Times.
Schwarz’s previous novels include the Oprah book club selection Drowning Ruth and All Is Vanity, a black comedy about writing. She grew up in Wisconsin, earned a B.A. and M.A. in English from Yale, and now lives in southern California.
Save the Date
The writers series continues Tuesday, October 7, at 6:30 p.m. with columnist Mary-Liz Shaw speaking on "Food and Literature."