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CANCELED: Reading by Patrick Somerville

April 30 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm




Reading by Patrick Somerville
Thursday, April 30, 4:30 p.m.
Rhodes-Rawlings Auditorium, G70 Klarman Hall

The Spring 2020 Barbara & David Zalaznick Creative Writing Reading Series comes to a close with a reading by screenwriter & novelist Patrick Somerville.
Patrick Somerville is a Cornell alum (MFA ’05) and the creator of the series Maniac (Netflix), as well as two upcoming series, Station 11 and Made For Love (HBO Max). He got his start writing for television on the FX drama The Bridge and later wrote for the second and third seasons of HBO’s The Leftovers. Somerville is the author of two short story collections and the novels This Bright River and The Cradle. He grew up in Green Bay, Wisconsin, and lives with his wife and three kids in Los Angeles.

Reception and book signing to follow in the English Lounge, 258 Goldwin Smith Hall

Free and open to the public

For more information about the Zalaznick Reading Series, visit, email or call 607.255.7847.

American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation will be provided for this reading. The venues are wheelchair accessible and equipped with assistive listening technology. If you need accommodations to participate in this event, please contact us as soon as possible.

Worried about parking? TCAT bus route 10 (Commons-Cornell loop) leaves Seneca Street station every 12 minutes on Thursday afternoons until 5:58 p.m. and stops outside Klarman/Goldwin Smith Halls. After that, Route 10 runs every 24 minutes. Last trip from campus to downtown is at 7:30p.m. The cash fare for a single ride is $1.50. For short term parking options, visit or call Transportation Services at 607-255-4600.

This event is presented by the Department of English / Creative Writing Program at Cornell University


April 30
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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Rhodes-Rawlings Auditorium, G70 Klarman Hall, Cornell University
232 East Ave
Ithaca, NY 14853 United States
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