Montgomery College to Host Author Marge Piercy, March 24 Nationally-recognized writer, poet, teacher to discuss her book “Sex Wars”  at the College’s Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus

Marge Piercy, author of 17 novels including her latest book, “Sex Wars,” will speak at Montgomery College’s Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus Thursday, March 24 at 7 p.m. in the The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Arts Center, located at 930 King Street, Takoma Park, Md. This event is free and open to the public. Piercy will be available to sign books after her talk.

Piercy is the author of The New York Times bestseller “Gone To Soldiers;” the national bestsellers “Braided Lives” and “The Longings of Women” and the classic “Woman on the Edge of Time;” 17 volumes of poetry, and a critically acclaimed memoir “Sleeping with Cats.” She has been a featured writer on Bill Moyers’ PBS specials, Garrison Keillor’s Prairie Home Companion, Terri Gross’ Fresh Air, and many radio programs nationwide.

Praised as one of the few American writers who are accomplished poets as well as novelists— Piercy is one of our country’s best-selling poets—she is also the master of many genres: historical novels, science fiction (for which she won the Arthur C. Clarke Award for Best Science Fiction in the United Kingdom), novels of social comment and contemporary entertainments. She has taught, lectured and/or performed her work at well over 400 universities around the world.

Born in center city Detroit and educated at the University of Michigan, she has been a key player in many of the major progressive political battles of our time including the anti-Vietnam war and the women’s movement. More recently, she has been an active participant in the resistance to the war in Iraq.

Please visit her Web site for a more detailed bio at http://www.margepiercy.com/.

For more information about this event, please contact Genevieve Carminati at 240-567-7446 or e-mail Genevieve.carminati@montgomerycollege.edu.

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