Jennifer Clement
Spring 2020

Jennifer Clement
Photo Credit: Omar Meneses

Jennifer Clement is the president of PEN International, the first woman to be elected since the organization was founded in 1921. Clement is the author of the novels A True Story Based on Lies, The Poison That Fascinates, Prayers for the Stolen, and Gun Love, as well as several poetry books including The Next Stranger with an introduction by W.S Merwin. Clement also wrote the acclaimed memoir Widow Basquiat on the life of renowned artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. Her books have been translated into 30 languages. She lives in Mexico City.

To No Longer Be Yourself ”: Fiction Writing Workshop
JRN/ENG 3610/3610H

“It is a delicious thing to write, to be no longer yourself but to move in an entire universe of your own creating.”- Gustave Flaubert

This workshop is based on Gustave Flaubert’s sense that a writer can imagine anything. It is often in the confluence of contradiction, found in metaphor and simile, where the most profound human experiences can be found. Fiction writers who also write poetry, as well as poets who also write fiction, are particularly welcome, as the course engages strongly with poetry as a necessary complement to narrative forms.

Jennifer Clement's Spring 2020 course has filled; no futher spaces are available. The application for the Fall 2020 Harman Writer-in-residence course with Xiaolu Guo - ENG/JRN 3650/3650H, Workshop: Writing in Film and Television - will be available March 1.



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