Upcoming CWA Events and Literary Events Across Campus

You can find more writing events around campus on the Center's calendar too. For a listing of past CWA events, visit the events archive page. 

To get directions and maps on how to get to our various events CLICK HERE for our MAP PAGE.

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.

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
University Hall, 201 1897 Sheridan Road Evanston, IL 60208

The Missing Beat: A Reading from Beneath the Lion's Gaze with Author Maaza Mengiste

Maaza Mengiste is a Fulbright Scholar and the award-winning author of Beneath the Lion’s Gaze, selected by the Guardian as one of the 10 best contemporary African books. The novel was named one of the best books of 2010 by Christian Science MonitorBoston GlobePublishers Weekly and other publications. Her fiction and nonfiction writing can be found in the Guardian, the New York Times, BBC Radio 4, Granta, and Lettre International, among other places. Her second novel, The Shadow King, is forthcoming.

Q&A and book-signing to follow
This event is FREE and open to the public

maaza book


Tuesday, May 5, 2015 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
University Hall, room 201 1897 Sheridan Road Evanston, IL 60208

WHEN FICTION SPEAKS TO HISTORY

Novelist Maaza Mengiste will discuss her experiences as a writer working from historical research. She will talk about what it means to create fiction from history and the negotiations along the way.

Maaza Mengiste is a Fulbright Scholar and the award-winning author of Beneath the Lion’s Gaze, selected by the Guardian as one of the 10 best contemporary African books. The novel was named one of the best books of 2010 by Christian Science MonitorBoston GlobePublishers Weekly and other publications. Her fiction and nonfiction writing can be found in the Guardian, the New York Times, BBC Radio 4, Granta, and Lettre International, among other places. Her second novel, The Shadow King, is forthcoming.

Q&A and book-signing to follow
This event is FREE and open to the public


mengiste