Writers Project welcomes novelist David Ebenbach

September 21, 2017

David Ebenbach, author of the novel “Miss Portland,” will speak and read from his work on Sept. 27 at SUNY Adirondack as part of the college’s Writers Project series.

Ebenbach is the author of six books of fiction, poetry and non-fiction and has received numerous writing awards, including the Drue Heinz Literature Prize, the Juniper Prize and the Patricia Bibby Award.

“When I’m writing a piece of fiction, I’m more interested in the development of a

character and a story, preoccupied with movement and progression. When it’s a poem, I’m

focusing more on language and imagery and a search for tiny moments that will blow the lid off

the world. When I’m writing non-fiction, I’m usually trying to make a point, and all the story and

language is ultimately aimed in the direction of a ‘And what does this all tell us?’ kind of

question,” Ebenbach said.

A Philadelphia native, Ebenbach lives in Washington, D.C., and works at Georgetown University, where he teaches creative writing and literature at the Center for Jewish Civilization and promotes student-centered teaching at the Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship.

He earned a doctorate in psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a master’s in writing from Vermont College.

Additional programs in the fall include Young Adult novelist Lisa Selin Davis on Oct. 11; poet David Eye on Nov. 8; and book editor Naomi Huffman on Dec. 6.

All Writers Projects events, which are free and open to the public, will be held at 12:30 p.m. in the Visual Arts Gallery in Dearlove Hall on the Queensbury campus.