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Joyce Carol oates
OHIO THEATER | 3.04.07 | 7:30 PM

One of the most versatile, prolific and serious contemporary writers, Oates will talk about her 25 years of writing novels, short story collections, poetry volumes and essays.

Joyce Carol Oates has written has hundreds
of published works, including novels, novellas,
short stories, plays, poetry, essays, criticism.
Oates' novels Bellefleur, Black Girl / White Girl,
and The Gravedigger's Daughter,
are available
from our library as Book Discussion Sets.


Get a Sneak Preview of the Writers Center Stage featured author before she comes to Cleveland! Cuyahoga County Public Library's Literature Specialist, Laurie von Mehren, will introduce you to her work, tell you about her life, and share interesting highlights:

tuesday, february 19, 7:00 PM
Strongsville Branch

wednesday, february 27, 7:00 PM
Mayfield Branch

Oates – On Writing Characters .
A 5-minute video clip of her speech at a California bookstore in 2007 to promote The Gravedigger’s Daughter
Interview by Eye on Books .
Oates shares fascinating insights in this 2002 interview about her most autobiographical novel, I’ll Take You There.
Interview by Academy of Achievement .
Generously detailed interview from her 1997 induction into the Academy of Achievement
Ontario Review Press .
The literary magazine founded and edited by Oates and her husband, Raymond Smith. It publishes original fiction, poetry, personal essays and drama, along with interviews of contemporary authors.
Celestial Timepiece .
Subtitled “A Joyce Carol Oates Home Page,” this website is not Oates’s own home page or official website, but it usefully organizes a large amount of information about her. It is run by a reference librarian at the University of San Francisco who intends it as “a resource for fans, students, and scholars.”
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the gravediggers daughter .

by Joyce Carol Oates

Oates’ themes include familial abuse, anti-Semitism, dysfunctional family life, and a woman's struggle for independence.

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black girl / white girl .
After the wreck .
missing mom .
the falls .
bellefleur .

view all works available .