April 8: MMC Writing Center Hosts A Conversation with Linda Fairstein and Richard North Patterson: Moderated by President Judson R. Shaver, Ph.D.
April 8, 2010
Date: Thursday, April 8
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Regina Peruggi Room
Reservation Information: (212) 774-0780. SPACE IS LIMITED
The Writing Center at Marymount Manhattan College (MMC) will host A Conversation with Linda Fairstein and Richard North Patterson, at 7 p.m., April 8 in the Regina Peruggi Room. These internationally best-selling authors will share their views on writing and the creative process. MMC President Judson R. Shaver, Ph.D. will be moderating the conversation. A book-signing reception is scheduled immediately following the program.
Linda Fairstein, former prosecutor and best-selling crime novelist, is one of America’s foremost legal experts on crimes of violence against women and children. For three decades, from 1972 until 2002, she served in the office of the New York County District Attorney, where she was Chief of the Sex Crimes Prosecution Unit for twenty-five years. Fairstein is the author of an internationally bestselling series of crime novels (translated into more than a dozen languages), which feature Manhattan prosecutor Alexandra Cooper. Final Jeopardy (1996), Likely to Die (1997), Cold Hit (1999), The Deadhouse (2001), The Bone Vault (2003), and The Kills are all published by Scribner and Pocket Books. Her seventh novel, Entombed was published January 2005. Her latest novel, Hell Gate, has just been published by Dutton.
Richard North Patterson, served as an assistant attorney general for the state of Ohio; a trial attorney for the Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, D.C., and San Francisco; and was the SEC’s liaison to the Watergate special prosecutor. Patterson was also a partner in the San Francisco office of McCutchen, Doyle, Brown & Enersen, now Bingham-McCutchen. His first novel, The Lasko Tangent, won an Edgar Allen Poe Award in 1979. Between 1981 and 1985, he published The Outside Man, Escape the Night, and Private Screening. His first novel in eight years, Degree of Guilt (1993), and his Eyes of a Child (1995) were combined into a miniseries by NBC TV. Other works include Caroline Masters (originally published as The Final Judgment (1995), Silent Witness (1997), No Safe Place (1998), Dark Lady (1999), Protect and Defend (2000), Balance of Power (2003), Conviction (2005), Exile (2007), The Race (2007) and Eclipse (2009). His latest, The Spire, is a psychological suspense novel that deals with race relations on a college campus.
Through its extensive programs, facilities and publications, The Writing Center has encouraged writers and the craft of writing since 1995. Writers of every level receive expert assistance from Director Lewis Frumkes, Marymount Manhattan faculty and Writing Center staff. Through special events, including the annual Writer’s Conference, Writer’s Intensive, and the Best Selling Authors Series, the Center reaches students, faculty, alumni and the larger community.