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September 7: CDS Hosts Launch Event for Writer Belle Boggs and “The Art of Waiting”

Belle Boggs and cover detail from "The Art of Waiting"

Belle Boggs and cover detail from “The Art of Waiting”

Boggs sensitively and creatively explores infertility, the struggle to get pregnant, and the entire concept of ‘waiting,’ which leads her to literature and pop culture. . . . Deeply thoughtful, beautiful, and illuminating.—Booklist

On September 7, the Center for Documentary Studies (CDS) will host a book launch event for writer Belle Boggs and The Art of Waiting: On Fertility, Medicine, and Motherhood  (Graywolf Press). Boggs’ first nonfiction book grew out of her 2012 essay for Orion, a deeply personal story that went viral and led to republication in Harper’s and a nationally broadcast interview on NPR’s The Diane Rehm Show.

Read this recent New York Times review of The Art of Waiting.

A reception at 6 p.m. on the CDS porch will be followed by a reading at 7 p.m. and then a conversation/Q&A led by writer Jill McCorkle. The Regulator Bookshop will have copies of the book for sale, and Boggs will be available for signing.

Book Launch Event with Belle Boggs
Wednesday, September 7, 6–8 p.m.

Center for Documentary Studies
1317 W. Pettigrew St., Durham, North Carolina

Belle Boggs is the author of the prizewinning short-story collection Mattaponi Queen, The Art of Waiting, and the forthcoming novel The Ugly Bear List, all from Graywolf Press. Her stories and essays have appeared in Orion, Harper’s, the Paris Review, Ecotone, Slate, and many other publications. She teaches in the MFA program at North Carolina State University and has been a writing instructor for CDS’s Continuing Education program.

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