Upcoming CWA Events and Literary Events Across Campus
Books by CWA speakers can usually be purchased at the events, or beforehand from Northwestern's Norris Bookstore.
All CWA events are FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC unless otherwise noted.
|Wednesday, February 12, 2014 5:30 pm refreshments 6-7 pm reading and book signing|
Harris Hall, Room 108, 1881 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2014
5:30 pm Light refreshments and hors d'oeuvres
Harris Hall, Room 108, 1881 Sheridan Road
This event is FREE and OPEN to the public
Chris Abani is the acclaimed author of GraceLand and The Virgin of Flames. He is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Hemingway/PEN Prize, the PEN Beyond the Margins Award, the Hurston Wright Award, and a Lannan Literary Fellowship, among many honors. Born in Nigeria, he is a Board of Trustees Professor of English at Northwestern University. “[The Secret History of Las Vegas] is An intricate braid of story strands, enriched by vivid descriptions, intriguingly dysfunctional characters, and abundant metaphors. Expect the unexpected.”—Booklist
Before he can retire, Las Vegas detective Salazar is determined to solve a recent spate of murders. When he encounters a pair of conjoined twins with a container of blood near their car, he’s sure he has apprehended the killers, and enlists the help of Dr. Sunil Singh, a South African transplant who specializes in the study of psychopaths. As Sunil tries to crack the twins, the implications of his research grow darker. Haunted by his betrayal of loved ones back home during apartheid, he seeks solace in the love of Asia, a prostitute with hopes of escaping that life. But Sunil’s own troubled past is fast on his heels in the form of a would-be assassin.
Sponsored by The Center the Writing Arts, The Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities, The Department of English, and The Program of African Studies.
|THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2014 6:00-7:00 pm featured event 7:00-7:30 pm book signing|
Peggy Dow Helmerich Auditorium, Annie May Swift Hall 1920 Campus Drive on the University’s Evanston campus
No reservations are required
Ta-Nehisi Coatesis a senior editor and writer for The Atlantic. He has penned many influential articles, including the famous "This is How We Lost to the White Man," a searingly honest look at the generational and ideological rifts in the black community (the title is a quote from Bill Cosby). Last year, Coates’s lively Atlantic blog—a lesson in how to thoroughly engage a community of readers—was named byTime as one of the 25 Best in the World. He is the author of the memoir The Beautiful Struggle.
Alex Kotlowitz is the author of There Are No Children Here, The Other Side of the River, andNever a City So Real. He is a contributor to The New York Times Magazine and public radio’s This American Life. Kotlowitz is renowned for his narratives of particular individuals whose concrete life experiences illuminate broad aspects of our nation’s social and political landscape. He is the co-producer of the award-winning documentary The Interrupters.
Sponsored by Northwestern University’s Center for the Writing Arts