Upcoming CWA Events
Books by CWA speakers can usually be purchased at the events, or beforehand from Northwestern's Norris Bookstore.
|Tuesday, October 19, 2010 5:30-6:30 pm
University Hall, Room 201- 1897 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL
WRITE WHAT YOU DON'T KNOW: READINGS FROM CION
The Center for the Writing Arts is proud to announce Zakes Mda as the Visiting Writer in Residence for Fall Quarter 2010. Mda will be teaching Writing 301: The Art of Fiction for the CWA and a literature course in the English Department.
Q&A will follow the reading, as well as a book signing by the author.
Zakes Mda is a South African writer, painter, filmmaker and music composer. He has published sixteen books, eight of which are novels and the rest collections of plays, poetry and a monograph on the theory and practice of theater-for-development. His works have been translated into 20 languages, including Catalan, Korean, Serbian, Norwegian and Italian. They have won a number of awards including the Amstel Playwright of the Year Award, the Commonwealth Writers Prize for Africa, the Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Legacy Award and designation as an American Library Association Notable Book. His novel Cion, set in southeast Ohio, was nominated for the NAACP Image Award. He commutes between the USA and South Africa, working as a professor of creative writing at Ohio University, as a beekeeper in the Eastern Cape, a dramaturge at the Market Theater, Johannesburg, and a director of the Southern African Multimedia AIDS Trust in Sophiatown, Johannesburg.