Writers At Masters
A series bringing you the finest writers of our time.
Presented by The Hudson Valley Writers' Center with support fromThe Masters School and Rivertowns Arts Council.
Events take place at the Claudia Boettcher Theatre at The Masters School in Dobbs Ferry.


photo: Richard Price by Ralph GibsonRichard Price

Thursday, December 2nd
8 pm

Introduction by Sergio Troncoso

The dialogue in Richard Price’s work is so real, you think you’re eavesdropping, and his well-crafted plots and colorful characters reveal the skills that make him such a success with screenplays.

He has written seven novels, including the national bestsellers, Freedomland (inspired in part by the Susan Smith story), and Clockers, which was nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award. His latest novel, Samaritan, is a crime drama set in the gritty, urban New Jersey that readers know well from his earlier works. Its main character won’t tell who brutally assaulted him, but a childhood friend, now a detective, is determined to get to the truth.

Price’s screenplays include Sea of Love, Ransom, and The Color of Money.

Price’s fiction, articles and essays have appeared in Best American Essays 2002, The New York Times, The New York Times Book Review, The New Yorker, Esquire, The Village Voice, and Rolling Stone. In 1999 he received an Award in Literature from the Academy of Arts and Letters.


Introduction by Sergio Troncoso (The Nature of Truth and The Last Tortilla and Other Stories.)


photo credit: Ralph Gibson

Admission: $10, payable at door
Books will be available for purchase and autographing at a post-reading reception.

The Masters School is located at 49 Clinton Avenue, Dobbs Ferry, NY. Events are held in the Claudia Boettcher Theatre on the campus. Take Route 9 to Clinton Avenue in Dobbs Ferry; go southeast on Clinton, past two campus houses to main entrance of school; turn left at stone marker. The campus is located about one mile from the Dobbs Ferry railroad station on Metro-North's Hudson River Line. Cab service is available.

The readings at the HVWC are made possible in part by a grant from the Bydale Foundation; the David G. Taft Foundation; the Orchard Foundation; and the Thendara Foundation; with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency; and by Westchester Arts Council with funds from Westchester County Government, corporations and individuals.

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