From 9:15 to 10:30 a.m. on Friday, April 28, I’ll be talking about writing my Robert Lax biography on a panel titled “Biography and the Catholic Literary Imagination” in the McNally Amphitheatre at Fordham University’s Lincoln Center campus. The panel is part of the 2017 Catholic Imagination Conference with its theme “The Future of the Catholic Literary Imagination.” Appearing with me on the panel will be:
Dana Greene from Emory University, who has written a biography of Denise Levertov
Mark Bosco, SJ from Loyola in Chicago, who is making a film biography of Flannery O’Connor
Moderator Angela Alaimo O’Donnell from Fordham University, who wrote a short biography of Flannery O’Connor and is helping Bosco with his film
The conference runs all day Friday and Saturday, April 28 & 29. Featured speakers include Alice McDermott, Ron Hansen, Dana Gioia, James Martin and Mary Gordon. For complete details, go to the conference website, where you’ll find times and summaries for all of the talks and panels.