New American Writing: Leopoldine Core & Dinah Lenney

New American Writing: Leopoldine Core & Dinah Lenney

Leopoldine Core was born and raised in Manhattan and studied writing at Hunter College. Core’s truth-seeking, dialogue-heavy stories center on mortality and misunderstanding. Her work has appeared in Open City and elsewhere. Dinah Lenney is the author of Bigger than Life: A Murder, a Memoir (excerpted in the New York Times), and has written for the Los Angeles Times, Ploughshares, and others. A working actor, Lenney co-authored Acting for Young Actors and has appeared on numerous TV shows.  She teaches writing at Bennington College, Pacific Lutheran University, and in the Master of Professional Writing Program at USC.

New American Writing

This series of contemporary fiction and poetry readings is organized by Benjamin Weissman, author of two books of short fiction, most recently Headless, and professor of creative writing at Art Center College of Design and Otis College of Art and Design.


Location: Annex
Ticketing: Tickets are required and available at the Box Office one hour before the program. One ticket per person, first come, first served. Early arrival is recommended.
Member Benefit: Members receive priority ticketing and can choose their seats, subject to availability.
Parking: Under the museum, $6 flat rate after 6 p.m. Cash only. 

Public programs are made possible by Hammer Members and the generosity of Bronya and Andrew Galef, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, and an anonymous donor.