St. Lawrence University’s Writers Series Presents Author, Essayist Brenda Miller

CANTON, New York — St. Lawrence University’s annual Writers Series continues its 2018-19 season with author and essayist Brenda Miller at 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 7, in Sykes Common Room. The event is free and open to the public.  

Miller is the author of five essay collections: Season of the Body, Blessing of the Animals, Listening Against the Stone, Who You Will Become, and An Earlier Life. Kim Barnes writes, “Brenda Miller writes with such extraordinary grace and intimacy that, despite our weariness and fears, we find ourselves falling in love with the world all over again.” 

Miller also co-authored Tell It Slant: Creating, Refining and Publishing Creative Nonfiction and The Pen and The Bell: Mindful Writing in a Busy World. Terry Tempest Williams has praised Miller’s voice as “a beacon of light.” Her work has received six Pushcart Prizes. 

She is a professor of English at Western Washington University and associate faculty at the Rainier Writing Workshop.

The Writer Series is sponsored by St. Lawrence University’s Department of English and directed by Professor Natalia Singer. For more information, please contact the English department at 315-229-5125 or visit         


Brenda Miller (Photo provided)


Ryan Deuel, 315-229-5806,

News Release

Feb. 21, 2019


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Founded in 1856, St. Lawrence University is a private, independent liberal arts institution of about 2,500 students located in Canton, New York. The educational opportunities at St. Lawrence inspire students and prepare them to be critical and creative thinkers, to find a compass for their lives and careers, and to pursue knowledge and understanding for the benefit of themselves, humanity and the planet. Through its focus on active engagement with ideas in and beyond the classroom, a St. Lawrence education leads students to make connections that transform lives and communities, from the local to the global. Visit

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