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Come to the reading on Wednesday night by Dorothy Wickenden, Executive Editor of The New Yorker and author of Nothing Daunted, ”an alternative Western.” The book juxtaposes ”a saga about two cosseted women from New York” who went West to work as teachers in 1916 (one of whom was her grandmother) with the violence of the expansion of the United States in the 19th […]

    Edwidge Danticat is the author of Breath, Eyes, Memory, Krik? Krak! (a National Book Award finalist), The Farming of Bones (an American Book Award winner), and the novel-in-stories, The Dew Breaker. Her memoir, Brother, I’m Dying, was a 2007 finalist for the National Book Award and a 2008 winner of the National Book […]

Please join us tomorrow in CAAS’s Vanguard Lounge for the final speaker in the First Book Series.  Anthropologist  Oneka LaBennet ’94 is Assistant Professor of African-American Studies and Women’s Studies at Fordham University. She received her Ph.D. in Social Anthropology from Harvard University in 2002. She will discuss her first book,  She’s Mad Real: Popular […]

  The German Studies Department and the Writing Center invite you to meet Christopher Kloeble on Tuesday, October 18, 2011, at 6:00 p.m., in the Shapiro Center/Allbritton 311. Join us for stories by Christopher Kloeble and a sneak preview of his latest novel, Almost Everything Very Fast, which will be published in March 2012. Mr. […]

JIM SHEPARD September 28 — 8 p.m. — Russell House Jim Shepard is the author of six novels and four collections of short stories.  His novel, Project X, won the 2005 Libary of Congress/Massachusetts Book Award, and his 2010 collection, Like You’d Understand, Anyway, was a finalist for the National Book Award.  He has been […]

Wednesday, March 30, 2011  “Unheard Voices”:  Caribbean Poetry, An Exhibition of West Indian Writings Students will present written work on the Caribbean. The evening will culminate with readings by renowned writer, Professor of English/Editor of The Caribbean Writer at the University of the Virgin Islands, Dr. Opal Palmer Adisa. Albritton 7:30 p.m.

Please join us for a performance by poet Susan Howe and composer David Grubbs Wednesday, December 1, 2010  8 P.M.   CFA Hall Renowned poet Susan Howe is a major force in contemporary letters and author of over a dozen books of poetry and critical prose, including Singularities, The Non-Conformist’s Memorial,  Souls of the Labadie Tract, My Emily Dickinson, and […]

Are you interested in American theater and playwriting? Well, Arthur Kopit is one of America’s greatest playwrights and the English department is proud to be the main sponsor of his reading/talk at Russell House this Wednesday, November 3 at 8:00 p.m.:  BEING A PLAYWRIGHT IN AMERICA: AN EVENING WITH ARTHUR KOPIT.  Most of his plays are […]

Poetry Reading: Brenda Coultas 4/14

Brenda Coultas will read at Russell House Wednesday, April 14, 2010 8PM BRENDA COULTAS is the author of The Marvelous Bones of Time (2008) and A Handmade Museum (2003) from Coffee House Press. Coultas’s poetry is deeply invested in the local, blending lyricism with documentary reality. She is the recipient of the Norma Farber Prize […]

With Earth Week just around the corner, remember that pollution is not only our over-flowing landfills and rising greenhouse gases, but is also the hate that deteriorates our world.  Healing the world does not just mean picking up litter and planting new trees, but doing whatever we can to stop the hate that murders people […]

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