Past Press Releases

For Immediate Release: September 26, 2013

The Wellesley Centers for Women (WCW) kicks off its fall lunchtime seminar series October 10th with “A Reading from a chapter of Hoffman's Novel-in-progress, The Off Season,” presented by Amy Hoffman, M.F.A.

In this presentation, Hoffman, editor-in-chief of Women's Review of Books, will read an excerpt from her novel-in-progress, The Off Season. The novel is set in the lesbian community in Provincetown, Massachusetts, and is about relationships coming together and falling apart, art, environmentalism, and mid-life crises.

Hoffman is also the author of Lies about My Family, about issues of continuity and discontinuity between generations, immigration, and family bonds, Hospital Time, about taking care of friends with AIDS, published by Duke University Press in 1997, and An Army of Ex-Lovers, about Boston's Gay Community News and the lesbian and gay movement of the late 1970s, published by the University of Massachusetts Press.

Lunchtime seminars are held Thursdays, 12:30-1:30 p.m. at the Centers' Cheever House location, 828 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA. The programs are free and open to the public. Guests are invited to bring their lunches, WCW will provide tea and coffee.To confirm program line-up, call 781 283 2500 or visit

The Wellesley Centers for Women at Wellesley College is one of the largest gender-focused research-and-action organizations in the world. Scholars at the Centers conduct social science research and evaluation, develop theory and publications, and implement training and action programs on issues that put women’s lives and women’s concerns at the center. Since 1974, WCW’s work has generated changes in attitudes, practices, and public policy.

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