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

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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


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Wednesday, May 20, 2015 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Annie May Swift Hall, Peggy Dow Helmerich Auditorium-1st floor 1920 Campus Drive Evanston, IL 60208

rae13rd Annual Graphic Novel Event: Sex and Gender Empowerment in the Comics

Wednesday, May 20, 2015
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM  

Annie May Swift Hall, Peggy Dow Helmerich Auditorium-1st floor
1920 Campus Drive   
Evanston, IL 60208 map it

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

An evening of lively discussion with some of the most popular artists on the Chicago and national scene of graphic novels and comics. They are all members of The Ladydrawers Comics Collective. The collective is made up of members that are women, men, and non-binary folks (people that identify as they/them).

They will discuss their work and how it is changing the conversation of sex and gender empowerment in a variety of stances within their artistic genre. Join artists: Delia JeanMorgan Claire Sirene and Ray/Rae/Reigh Swanson, moderated by renowned cultural critic Anne Elizabeth Moore.

CONTACT: Stacy Oliver   (847) 467-4099
words@northwestern.edu

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