Harriet Doerr - November 11, 1987


UA Poetry Center

Reading Series
Modern Languages Auditorium
Harriet Doerr

Harriet Doerr discusses old age, living in Mexico, and the need to combine experience, imagination, and observation when writing. She reads the first chapter of a story published in 1986 called "Picnic at Amapolas," and she also reads a short excerpt from a chapter called "Immense Distances, Extraordinary Events" in her novel Stones for Ibarra (1984), which covers a woman's experience sorting through her deceased husband's belongings.

Track Title
Full Reading

Introduction by Lois Shelton. First two minutes of recording are audience noise; introduction begins at 1:53. Question and answer session from 47:20 - 57:48.

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