Sarah Gerard Wants to Build a Literary Community in Sarasota

From Sarasota Magazine.com  October 25, 2018

Sarah Gerard       IMAGE: JUSTIN LANE

 

Sarah Gerard says that she grew up writing. However, it wasn’t until studying English in college that she was motivated to pursue writing as a profession. Since then, Gerard’s first novel, Binary Star, was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction; her collection of essays, Sunshine State, was longlisted for the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay. Now, Gerard is the writer-in-residence at New College of Florida, a yearlong position as a visiting professor at the institution.

But Gerard’s job doesn’t stop at working with her students—she’s organizing several local events to engage with the literary community in Sarasota.

 

 


Founded in Sarasota in 1960, New College of Florida is the state's only legislatively designated Honors College of Florida. New College prepares intellectually curious students for lives of great achievement by providing a highly individualized education that integrates academic rigor with career-building experiences. New College offers 45 undergraduate majors in liberal arts and sciences, a master’s degree program in data science, and certificates in technology, finance, and business skills.

Inquiries about this article can be made to 941-487-4157 or to email us.

Do you know of an event or story we should share? Tell us about it.

Related News

Campus News

Narrative storytellers challenge notions of reality and truth

December 9, 2018

Long before humans invented the written word, they recognized the importance of stories.

Campus News

Writer-in-residence exploring questions of love, identity

October 8, 2018

New College's current writer-in-residence, novelist Sarah Gerard, is bringing her creativity to teach and host a series of public readings…