Event Archive - Fall 2003

For a listing of current CWA events, visit the events index page or the Center's calendar.

Books by CWA speakers can usually be purchased at the events, or beforehand from Northwestern's Norris Center Bookstore.

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10/8/2003 & 11/5/2003 - 4 PM
Harris Hall, Evanston Campus
Fall Quarter Writer-in-Residence Alexander Stille reads from his latest book, The Future of the Past. On November 5th, Stille presents a lecture entitled "The Factual Imperative." Stille is a contributor to The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine and other publications, and is the author of several books, including Excellent Cadavers.
10/13/2003 - 7 PM
Harris Hall #107
Dave Eggers, the author of A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius and founder of 826 Valencia, a San Francisco writing lab for city youth, presents this year's lecture in the "Great Authors on Great Books" series: "Mark Twain's Journals and A Tramp Abroad: Is This Man Funny or Just Dead?" Sponsored by the Program in American Studies.
11/3/2003 - 4 PM
MTC Forum
Robert Olen Butler, author of Pulitzer-Prize winning A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain, offers "Reflections on the New Southern Novel."
11/10/03 - 4 PM
MTC Forum
Pulitzer-Prize and National Book Award winner Tracy Kidder, author of The Soul of a New Machine, Among Schoolchildren, House and Mountains Beyond Mountains, presents "The Purpose of Journalism: Reporting that Matters."
11/13/2003 - 7 - 9 PM
International House, Assembly Hall, U of Chicago
Novelist Chang-Rae Lee, recently named one of the Twenty Best Fiction Writers Under Forty, presents a reading of his work. Author of A Gesture Life and Native Speaker, Lee has received a Hemingway/PEN Award, American Book Award, and many others. This event is sponsored by the University of Chicago Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture and, in part, by Northwestern's Asian American Students United. Free and open to the public.
11/14/2003 - 7 PM
Ryan Tech Auditorium
Eric Schlosser, author of the best-selling titles Fast Food Nation and Reefer Madness, presents "The Dark Side of the All-American Meal." This event is sponsored by S.E.E.D., Students for Ecological and Environmental Development, as well as the Student Activities Fee.
11/17/2003 - 12 - 1 PM
Fisk Hall #201
Larissa MacFarquhar, staff writer for the New Yorker, presents a lecture on "The New Yorker Profile: People and Place."
11/17/2003 - 7:30 PM
Glenbrook High
School Literary Circle announces a conversation between authors on the art and power of writing. Alice Sebold (Lovely Bones and Lucky) and Glen David Gold (Carter Beats the Devil) with guest interviewer Michele Weldon, journalist and Northwestern Medill School of Journalism assistant professor and author of I Closed my Eyes and Writing to Save Your Life. $25 general admission, $48 patron, and $15 student. 4000 West Lake Street, Glenview. www.literarycircle.org
11/20/2003 - 5:30 PM
Harris Hall, Evanston Campus
Fall Quarter Writer-in-Residence W. S. Di Piero presents a reading of his poems. Di Piero is the author of, most recently, Skirts and Slacks. His next collection of poems, Brother Fire, will be out from Knopf later this year.