O’Toole Continues Visiting Writers Series

Posted: March 24, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Writer Patricia O’Toole will read on Monday, March 29, at 8 p.m. in the Center for the Arts Concert Hall Grand Tier III. The event is part of the Visiting Writers Series sponsored by the Creative Writing Program.

O’Toole, who says biography is her genre of choice, has contributed articles, essays, and reviews on cultural and economic subjects to a wide range of publications. Her book, The Five of Hearts: An Intimate Portrait of Henry Adams and His Friends, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, a National Book Critics Circle Award, and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. It was also the basis of a major exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery. Her most recent book, Money and Morals in America: A History, is a series of mini-biographies exploring the peculiarly American tension between the opportunity to get rich and the aspiration to create a good society.

For her commentary on business and social issues, she received an Emma Award from the Congressional Women’s Caucus and Radcliffe College, as well as a Front Page Award from the Newswomen’s Club of New York. She teaches in the MFA program at Columbia University and lives in New York.

The reading is free and open to the public. For more information, call the English Department at 703-993-1160.

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