Novelist Ginnah Howard To Share Writing Tips

 Novelist Ginnah Howard To Share Writing Tips

04/12/2011 

Award winning author Ginnah Howard will come to SUNY Cortland on Monday, May 2, to discuss the different aspects of writing and publishing a novel.

Howard will share her experiences and influences in a lecture titled, “How to Write and Publish a Novel,” beginning at 4:30 p.m. in Sperry Center, Room 304.

Sponsored by a grant from the Campus Artists and Lecture Series (CALS), the talk is free and open to the public.

Howard came to writing by chance in her late 40s, when the New York State English Bureau began to press all teachers to actively write with their students. With encouragement from a poet and the gift of time when both her children were away from home for the first time, Howard began her career as a writer.

“Being able to spend time alone, to mull, to enter the fictional world, is especially helpful in writing a novel,” Howard says. “It’s a long trip and if the bus is a local, stopping 20 times a day, one loses the blurry belief that there’s a final destination.”

Her novel, Night Navigation, is a work of fiction. However, Howard says, “Its characters and much of its development are based on research and invention. The core of the story springs from real events in my own family’s life.”

“Junkies, cons, brothers, sons, mothers, lovers: how can Ginnah Howard know all these sorts so inwardly, so passionately well and weave together their lives so suspensefully?” said Matt Leone, director of the Colgate Writers’ Conference. “Here is a tour de force of the most valuable, the most poetic, the hardest earned insights: those that are intensely felt, imagined, lived. I don’t recall ever having been so struck by a first novel before.”

For more information on this author, visit her website at www.ginnahhoward.com/news.html. For information about the lecture, contact Victoria Boynton, associate professor of English, via email or telelphone at (607) 753-2082.

 

 

 

 


More News

‘Democracy Wall’ Uses Chalk to Take on Issues of Inequality

‘Democracy Wall’ Uses Chalk to Take on Issues of Inequality

The chalkboard’s purpose is to facilitate a community dialogue about democracy and economic inequality.


College Contributes to Cortland County’s Health

College Contributes to Cortland County’s Health

A busy pipeline of people and information move between the College and the county’s Health Department.


Opening Meeting Emphasizes Past Success, Planning for Future

Opening Meeting Emphasizes Past Success, Planning for Future

Recent success and future financial hurdles framed President Erik J. Bitterbaum’s Opening of School Meeting.


Students Start Fall Classes Aug. 31

Students Start Fall Classes Aug. 31

Most new students begin moving into residence halls on Friday, Aug. 28.


Fall ‘Wellness’ Series Offered for Campus, Community

Fall ‘Wellness’ Series Offered for Campus, Community

Participants are invited to achieve wellbeing through the entire semester.


SUNY Cortland Plans Academic Convocation Aug. 30

SUNY Cortland Plans Academic Convocation Aug. 30

The 12-year tradition is modeled after a ceremony held in the College's early years.


Online Course Targets Achilles Heel in P.E. Teacher Training

Online Course Targets Achilles Heel in P.E. Teacher Training

The pilot motor development analysis course will aim to reach vastly more students.


SUNY Cortland to Address Sexual Assault from the Start

SUNY Cortland to Address Sexual Assault from the Start

National speaker Tony Porter addresses sexual assault as part of an awareness program aimed at first-year students.


Exhibition to Depict Lingering Effects of War

Exhibition to Depict Lingering Effects of War

One artist expresses war's indelible impression on the Belgian countryside.


Professor Takes High Tech Look at Lincoln’s Cottage

Professor Takes High Tech Look at Lincoln’s Cottage

Scott Stull's work advances knowledge of one of America's greatest presidents.


Explore

Visit

Contact