Jacqueline WoodsonFiction & Poetry6:30-7:30 MFA Grad Student Q&A8pm Public Reading--FREE and open to the public--In a city long known for its creative activity and writers—including Walt Whitman, Langston Hughes, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Katherine Anne Porter, Sterling Brown, William Meredith, and Doris Grumbach—we continue the tradition by serving as a lively venue for creative work by both …more
Israeli author Etgar Keret will discuss writing in Israel today and read from his personal work, followed by a book-signing reception. This is the first lecture in the 2016-17 Sondra and Howard Bender Israeli Writer Series*. An internationally acclaimed fiction writer who also writes for television and film, Keret is a lecturer at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Beer Sheva, and …more
What would Beyonce do? She’d go to this TED-style talk and learn how first generation students and faculty conquer campus. First generation students are resilient. Their strength is an asset. They may not know the unspoken rules of academia, but neither do first gen faculty. How can faculty support student paths to success? Labels like ‘first generation’ or ‘first in family’ are precariously …more
This year's Literature Colloquium is about Zadie Smith's WHITE TEETH. Winner of numerous awards, this epic and humorous debut novel from 2000 follows two families in London as they confront issues of race, immigration and religion that still resonate today. The day's event will include breakfast and lunch, along with speakers by undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and alumni.
Paula WhymanAnnual Alumni Reading6:30pm-7:30pm: MFA Grad Student Q&A8:00pm: Public ReadingThe Visiting Writers Series, presented by the Department of Literature, is esctatic to host its Alumni Reading.--FREE and Open to the Public--MFA alumna Paula Whyman will be reading from her debut collection of linked stories, You May See a Stranger. In a starred review, Publishers Weekly writes: "Whyman's …more