Old Ladies: A Reading & Signing with Nancy Huddleston Packer

The stories in Old Ladies center on women of a certain age. They are widows, divorcees, the happily married, an artist, a cleaning woman, a professor, the leisurely rich, and the working poor. Whatever their life condition, all the protagonists are decidedly individual. Some are feisty, some shy, some gentle, some ornery, some who know exactly who they are, and some who are seeking to find out. And almost all discover something a little unsettling that changes their sense of themselves, for better or worse.

Nancy Huddleston Packer is Professor Emeritus of English and former Director of the Creative Writing Program at Stanford University. Her stories have been published in many literary magazines, and she is the author of four earlier collections of stories: Small Moments (1976), In My Father’s House (1988), The Women Who Walk (1989), and Jealous-Hearted Me (1997).

When:
Wednesday, October 10, 2012. 6:00 PM.
Approximate duration of 1.50 hour(s).
Where:
Stanford Bookstore 519 Lasuen Mall (White Plaza) (Map)
Audience:
General Public
Faculty/Staff
Students
Alumni/Friends
Members
Tags:
Arts
Lecture / Reading
Literary
Sponsor:
Stanford Bookstore
Contact:
(650) 329-1217 x323
m.carson@bookstore.stanford.org
Admission:

Free.
Open to the public.

Tags:
arts, lecture, literary
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