The David Yellin College of Education
The American Center, Jerusalem

invite you to attend a lecture on

The Writing Process

with Cultural Ambassador and Pulitzer Prize winning author

Frank McCourt

The Auditorium David Yellin College of Education

Sunday, February 29,2004
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Frank McCourt taught writing in the New York Public School system for several years, but waited until he had retired to pen his first book, 1996's award-winning Angela's Ashes: A Memoir, which tells the story of McCourt's poverty-stricken childhood in Ireland. The critically acclaimed volume remained on bestseller lists for more than two years, and garnered McCourt both a National Book Critics Circle Award and the Pulitzer Prize. Three years later, McCourt followed up with a sequel, 'Tis: A Memoir. Robert Sterling Gingher, who described McCourt in World as a "a consummate storyteller," noted of the author's autobiographical books: "We rarely acknowledge the magical power and mystery of the word, spoken or written, but McCourt's memoirs show that in nearly unimaginable season of extreme need, stories can keep us and our very souls alive."