The William N. Skirball Writers Center Stage Series provides intimate access to the literary world’s best writers. The 17th season of this popular series will be virtual and kicks off Thursday, Sept. 17, with award-winning author Madeline Miller.
With vivid characters, mesmerizing language and page-turning suspense, Madeline Miller’s Circe is an epic celebration of indomitable female strength in a man’s world. Now in development as an HBO Max series, the novel won the Indies Choice Best Adult Fiction of the Year Award and was shortlisted for the 2019 Women’s Prize for Fiction. Miller has taught and tutored Latin, Greek and Shakespeare to high school students for more than 15 years. Her first novel, The Song of Achilles, won the 2012 Orange Prize for Fiction.
Miller will speak at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 17, as part of the Cuyahoga County Public Library’s Writers Center Stage series. As the academic partner for the series, CWRU students are able to attend this virtual event for free. Students are asked to RSVP on CampusGroups by Sept. 15.
The fall Writers Center Stage season also includes talks by acclaimed novelist Josh Malerman Thursday, Oct. 15, and by award-winning novelist Susan Choi on Thursday, Nov. 19. Students can get details and RSVP for all events on the University Events CampusGroups page.
The 2020-2021 William N. Skirball Writers Center Stage Series is presented by the Cuyahoga County Public Library Foundation and academic partner Case Western Reserve University.