DURHAM, N.H. – When Kate Bolick wrote in The Atlantic about why women are choosing to delay marriage, she didn’t know that her cover story “All The Single Ladies” -- a blend of personal reflection and reporting – would provoke so much discussion on national news talk shows, lead to a book contract, and develop into a CBS sitcom.
The University of New Hampshire Writers Series welcomes Bolick, the 2012 Hyde Hibberd Visiting Writer, who will discuss blending the personal with the public in her talk “Personal Journalism: Locating Yourself in the World” Monday, Oct. 1, 2012. The event takes place at 5 p.m. in the Memorial Union Building, Theatre I. It is free and open to the public.
Thanks to the generosity of the Hibberd family, each year the UNH Master of Fine Arts in Writing program invites a writer to campus to talk to graduate students, visit classes, and conduct a public talk.
Bolick’s literary credentials extend far beyond The Atlantic cover story. A writer equally adept at reflecting on her own life and experiences as she is interviewing others about their lives and experiences, Bolick has earned a reputation as both a journalist and an essayist whose narratives reach beyond the intimate and embrace larger, universal issues.
Her work appears regularly in Elle, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Slate, among other publications. A contributing editor for The Atlantic, she was culture editor of Veranda, executive editor of Domino, and a columnist for The Boston Globe Ideas section. Bolick has appeared on CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, The Gayle King Show, and numerous NPR programs across the country. She lives in New York City.
Bolick is a recipient of a MacDowell fellowship and she holds a master’s degree in cultural criticism from New York University, where she has also taught writing.
She is working on her first book, “Among the Suitors: Single Women I Have Loved” (Crown/Random House), in which she mixes autobiography and literary portraiture to question the conventional marriage trajectory.