Varieties of Biography Conference

Thursday 29 March, 2012
11am - 8pm, $0

The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue, Elebash Recital Hall

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Varieties of Biography, an all-day conference presented by the Leon Levy Center for Biography at the CUNY Graduate Center on March 29, will feature novelist E. L. Doctorow and Fifteen eminent biographers, including Sylvia Nasar, Debby Applegate, Brad Gooch, and John Matteson, as well as underground comics innovator Kim Deitch. Lectures and panel discussions will cover topics ranging from ancient biography to the uses of biography in contemporary fiction. All events are free and open to the public.

Reservations are not required, and seating will be first-come, first-served. The full roster of biographers includes Gary Giddins, Neil Baldwin, David Evanier, Margo Jefferson, James Kaplan, Nancy Milford, James Miller, James Romm, Amanda Vaill, Katharina Volk, and Geoffrey Wolff, and graphic artists Lauren Redniss, Miriam Katin, Ariel Schrag, and Matt Madden.
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