Event Archive - Spring 2005

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Tuesday, April 12, 2005 - 12 noon
University Hall 201, Hagstrum Room
The Center for the Writing Arts welcomes Aleksandar Hemon for the fourth reading of the "Writers and Their Writing" series featuring Northwestern faculty. Hemon, who teaches writing in the School of Continuing Studies' Masters of Creative Writing program, has published a collection of short stories, The Question of Bruno, and a novel, Nowhere Man. Hemon grew up in Sarajevo, Bosnia, became a journalist, and in 1992, travelled to America on a U.S.-sponsored goodwill tour. His home city came under siege while he was in Chicago, where he remained as a refugee. Hemon began writing in English in 1995 and this fall, was the recipient of MacArthur "genius" grant.
Wednesday, May 11, 2005 - 4 PM
Harris Hall 108
The Center for the Writing Arts introduces the 2005 Spring Quarter Writer in Residence, fiction writer Peter Ho Davies. Winner of the PEN/Macmillan Silver Pen Award for his first collection of stories, The Ugliest House in the World (1998) and recipient of a NYTimes Notable Book of the Year Award for his second collection, Equal Love (2000), Davies has been widely published. Granta magazine named him one of twenty "Best Young British Novelists" in 2003. He currently directs the MFA program in Creative Writing at the University of Michigan. Davies wil present a lecture on "A Short History of the Short Story.
Tuesday, May 17, 2005 - 12 noon
University Hall 201, Hagstrum Room
The fifth installment of the "Writers and Their Writing" series featuring Northwestern faculty presents T.H. Breen, NU's William Smith Mason Professor of American History. Breen is a colonial historian interested in the history of political thought, material culture, and cultural anthropology. A Guggenheim fellow, he has held appointments at the Institute for Advanced Study and the National Humanities Center as well as the Pitt Professorship of American History and Institutions at Cambridge University and the Harmsworth Professorship at Oxford University. He will be reading from The Marketplace of Revolution: How Consumer Politics Shaped American Independence, published by Oxford University Press.