Author Robin Black Visits HFU to Talk Crash Course

Author Robin BlackOn Thursday, August 18 at 7 pm, the Holy Family University Library will host Robin Black, author of Crash Course: Essays From Where Writing and Life Collide.

According to her website, “Robin Black’s path through loss and survival delivered her to the writer’s life. Agoraphobia, the challenges of parenting a child with special needs, and the legacy of a formidable father all shaped that journey. In these deeply personal and instructive essays, the author of the internationally acclaimed If I loved you, I would tell you this and Life Drawing explores the making of art through the experiences of building a life. Engaging, challenging, and moving, Crash Course is full of insight into how to write—and why.”

This event is part of the Library’s summer book club reading event. Other events have included a Skype conversation with Amy Stewart, author of Girl Waits with Gun. 

“For our last book club event of the summer, we are thrilled that Robin will be joining us in person,” said Shannon Brown, Executive Director of the Library. “Robin was introduced to us through Professor Liz Moore. Crash Course is a collection of personal essays about the author's life and the experiences that shaped her as a person and influenced her writing. It is a fascinating read for anyone, but especially those interested in the writing process or writing as a profession. We hope to see you engaging with Robin during this exciting event.”