Event Archive - Fall 2004

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

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Wednesday, October 27, 2004 - 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Harris Hall 107
2004 Richard W. Leopold Lecturer Fareed Zakaria on "The Next Security Crisis: Global Threats and U.S. Foreign Policy." Zakaria is editor of Newsweek International. Since 2001, he has overseen Newsweek's eight editions throughout Asia, Latin America, Europe, Australia and the Middle East. He also writes one of the most widely circulated columns of its kind in the world. In November 1999 Esquire named him "one of the 21 most important people of the 21st Century." For more information call Stacia Kozlowski, Weinberg College, 847 467-3005.
Wednesday, October 13, 2004 - 4 PM
MTC Forum
A true living legend of American letters, E. L. Doctorow will discuss "Apprehending Reality." A contributor to The New Yorker and the author of the novels Ragtime, City of God, Billy Bathgate, Loon Lake and World's Fair, Doctorow currently holds the Glucksman Chair in American Letters at New York University. His lecture is part of a multi-day residency at Northwestern University co-sponsored by the Center for the Writing Arts.
Monday, November 8, 2004 - 12 Noon
Fisk Hall, Room 211
Gail Collins is the editorial page editor of The New York Times and author of Scorpion Tongues: Gossip, Celebrity and American Politics and American Women: Four Hundred Years of Dolls, Drudges, Helpmates and Heroines. She will present "Penning Up Opinions."
Thursday, November 11, 2004 - 12 Noon
Scott Hall, Ripton Room
Award-winning author and NU faculty member Garry Wills kicks off the 2004-2005 "Writers and Their Writing" series, a new program featuring prominent Northwestern writers. Wills will present selections from his latest book, St. Augustine's Conversion. Sponsored by the Center for the Writing Arts.
Monday, November 15, 2004 - 12 Noon
Fisk Hall, Room 211
Contributor to The New York Times Sunday Magazine and author of The Raven and Blood Acre, Peter Landesman discusses "Covering Other Realities: Reporting on the Heart of Darkness."