POETRY FOUNDATION, OCT. 6, 7 p.m.
RECEPTION TO FOLLOW
FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC
A lineup of speakers from the literary community includes: Carol Anshaw, Susan Bielstein, Leah Bienen, Janet Burroway, Bernardine Dohrn, Reg Gibbons, Marv Hoffman, John Kersey, Alex Kotlowitz, Britney Lipton, Mary Schmich, Donna Seaman, Judy Valente and Arne Weingart. These speakers will give tribute to Rosellen while illuminating her work’s depth and importance to Chicago and American letters.
Writers in Residence
Spring Quarter 2017 Visiting Writer in Residence DRISS KSIKES teaching The Art of Playwriting
Driss Ksikes is professor at HEM Business School (Morocco) of media, culture and creative writing..Previously editor of TelQuel, he is since 2007 managing Director of the CESEM (HEM Business School’s research center) and editor of Economia, its main electronic review journal. Literary critic, he is playwright, novelist and essay writer, co-author of “Le métier d’intellectuel” (Presses de l’Université Citoyenne, Ed. En toutes lettres, 2014), for which he has been awarded Grand Atlas Prize in 2015. His theatre writings comprise Pas de mémoire, mémoire de pas (1998), Le saint des incertains (2000), Il (2008), 180 degrés (2010), N'enterrez pas trop vite Big Brother (2013). He was selected by National Studio Theatre in London in 2012 among six best african playwrights, and nominated in 2014 as the best francophone playwright. Culturally active, he is the co-founder of Averroes encounters in Rabat since 2009 and initiator of citizen theatrical experiences.