Well, we had a really nice week with Claire Messud. She was our 2009 Rea Visiting Writer in Fiction and gave a craft talk, held individual conferences with our fiction students, and gave a public reading. Here’s a video snippet from that reading over at the Harrison Institute/Small Special Collections Library. Her text is her last novel, The Emperor’s Children. Special thanks to Kelly Miller for helping us set that event up. It was a great way to end Claire’s stay with us.