Author and former Times editorial board member Verlyn Klinkenborg to speak

Publication Date

A talk by Verlyn Klinkenborg, celebrated author, teacher and former member of the New York Times editorial board, has been rescheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 3, at 5:30 p.m. in the Nott Memorial.


His talk, “The Writer at Work,” is part of the Common Curriculum Speaker Series. It is free and open to the public.

Klinkenborg is the author of six books of nonfiction, including The Rural Life(2003); Several Short Sentences About Writing (2012); and More Scenes From The Rural Life (2013).

A member of the Times editorial board from 1997 to 2013, Klinkenborg wrote about a variety of subjects, including a series of essays called “The Rural Life.”

He has a Ph.D. in English Literature from Princeton University and teaches creative writing at Pomona College (his undergraduate alma mater) and Yale University.

He lives on a small farm in Columbia County, N.Y.

The Common Curriculum Speaker Series is sponsored by the General Education Board. Speakers spend the day on campus, visiting classes, particularly those in the Common Curriculum such as First-Year Preceptorial. They also lead discussions in informal settings and present a public talk in the Nott.