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SUNY Plattsburgh Hosts Novelist Elizabeth Nunez March 31

PLATTSBURGH, NY __ The Department of English at the State University of New York College at Plattsburgh in association with the North Country Institute for Writers of Color and the Winkel Humanities Fund will host a presentation by novelist Dr. Elizabeth Nunez on Thursday, March 31 at 7 p.m. in the Plattsburgh Room, Angell College Center. Nunez will read excerpts from her new novel, Prospero's Daughter . This event is free and open to the public.

Nunez, who emigrated from Trinidad and Tobago and currently lives in Amityville, N.Y., is the author of five other books: Grace , Discretion , Bruised Hibiscus , which won an American Book Award, Beyond the Limbo Silence and When Rocks Dance . Her works blossom with symbolism, ominous powers and fever-pitched tension between races and classes.

She received her undergraduate degree from Marian College in Wisconsin and her master's degree and doctorate from New York University. She is currently a distinguished professor of English at Medgar Evers College, City University of New York.

Nunez is the recipient of numerous awards and honors including the Vera Rubin Residency Fellowship for the Yaddo Artist Colony, the Carter G. Woodson Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award, and an honorary doctorate in Humane Letters from Marian College for her contribution to the arts and education.

For more information on Nunez's novel reading, contact the SUNY Plattsburgh English department at 518-564-2134. 

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