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For Immediate Release: April 1, 2011
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Bestselling Author & Poet Marge Piercy Finishes MBL Falmouth Forum Season
MBL, WOODS HOLE, MAAcclaimed author and poet, Marge Piercy, will present an evening of readings on Thursday, April 14 at 7:30 PM in Lillie Auditorium, at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL), 7 MBL Street, in Woods Hole. Sponsored by the MBL Associates, "An Evening with Marge Piercy" is the Herman T. Epstein Endowed Memorial Lecture and completes the 2010-2011 MBL Falmouth Forum season. The presentation is free and open to the public.
Marge Piercy is the author of seventeen novels including The New York Times Bestseller Gone To Soldiers; the National Bestsellers Braided Lives and The Longings of Women and the classic Woman on the Edge of Time; seventeen volumes of poetry, and a critically acclaimed memoir Sleeping with Cats. Born in center city Detroit, educated at the University of Michigan, the recipient of four honorary doctorates, she has been a key player in many of the major progressive political battles of our time, including the anti-Vietnam war and the women's movement, and more recently an active participant in the resistance to the war in Iraq.
A popular speaker on college campuses, Piercy has been a featured writer on Bill Moyers PBS Specials, Garrison Keillors Prairie Home Companion, Terri Gross Fresh Air, the Today Show, and many radio programs nationwide including Air America and Oprah & Friends.
Praised as one of the few American writers who are accomplished poets as well as novelists Piercy is one of our country's best-selling poets she is also the master of many genres: historical novels, science fiction (for which she won the Arthur C. Clarke Award for Best Science Fiction in the United Kingdom), novels of social comment and contemporary entertainments. She has taught, lectured and/or performed her work at well over 400 universities around the world.
"Marge Piercy is not just an author, she's a cultural touchstone. Few writers in modern memory have sustained her passion, and skill, for creating stories of consequence." The Boston Globe
Admission to this MBL Falmouth Forum presentation is free and open to the public. A buffet dinner is available before the lecture at 6:00 p.m. in the Swope Center located near the auditorium. Dinner tickets are $30 and must be purchased in advance at either Eight Cousins Childrens Books, Main Street, Falmouth, or at the MBLs Communications Office, 127 Water Street, in Woods Hole. Dinner seats are limited and tickets are only available until they sell out or until 5:00 on the Tuesday before the lecture. For more information, contact the MBL Communications Office at: (508) 289-7423 or email@example.com
All MBL Falmouth Forum lectures, performances and presentations are sponsored by the MBL Associates for the Cape Cod community and feature topics in the arts, humanities and health.
The Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) is dedicated to scientific discovery and improving the human condition through research and education in biology, biomedicine, and environmental science. Founded in Woods Hole, Massachusetts in 1888, the MBL is an independent, nonprofit corporation.
The MBL Associates are a group of individuals and businesses that support the scientific mission of the MBL through their gifts to the Annual Fund. The Associates sponsor educational and research programs for the MBL and raise funds for special projects. In addition, they operate the MBL Associates Gift Shop, located at 100 Water Street in Woods Hole, the profits from which support scientific fellowships.