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    Author Joyce Carol Oates discusses memoir at Evening Readings

    Joyce Carol Oates read from her latest memoir, “The Lost Landscape: A Writer’s Coming of Age,” on Nov. 10 at LeFrak Concert Hall for the Evening Readings Series. “The Lost Landscape” is a memoir about her childhood and adolescence, exploring the world through the eyes of her younger self. It is her second memoir after the best-selling book “A Widow’s Story.” The memoir shows Oates’ life growing up on a small farm in upstate New York, where she made friends with a red hen named Happy Chicken. She reflects about her days with Happy Chicken, who disappeared the day the “town grandmother” took Oates to get a public library card. Oates also writes about the mean…

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    Late start to the Evening Readings

    Joyce Carol Oates was 40-minutes late to her appearance at this season’s second Evening Readings series, held on Nov. 20 at the LeFrak Concert Hall. As soon as she came on stage — still slightly disheveled from running on stage — the audience gave her a round of applause. “I just spent four hours in the car!” Oates emphatically said. She was coming all the way from Princeton University, where she has taught since 1978. Oates is 74-years-old and has written over 50 novels, including “them,” a National Book Award winner and “Black Water,” a Pulitzer Prize nominee. Due to this, the evening’s events were delayed about 10-minutes but that…