Event Archive - Winter 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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1/19/2004 & 2/10/2004 - 5:30 PM
Harris Hall
NU Writer-in-Residence Alex Kotlowitz, contributor to the New Yorker and PBS Frontline and author of There Are No Children Here and The Other Side of the River, will read selections from his recent nonfiction on 1/19/03. In February, Kotlowitz will speak on "Love, Family, Money and Other Matters of the Heart: The Art of Personal Narrative," based on the recent series of his National Public Radio essays.
2/3/2004 & 2/4/2004
David Barber, assistant poetry editor of the Atlantic Monthly and author of The Spirit Level, will offer a talk while in residence at Northwestern University. Barber received a PEN/New England Discovery Award for Poetry in 1991 and has published poems in The New Republic, Paris Review, Partisan Review, Ploughshares, Poetry, TriQuarterly, and other journals. His residency is sponsored by Northwestern University Department of English and the English Major in Writing.
2/5/2004 - 5:30 PM
Harris Hall #108
Award-winning foreign correspondent and current New York Times national correspondent Stephen Kinzer presents "All the Shah's Men: An American Coup and the Roots of Middle East Terror," also the title of his recently-published book on Iran. Sponsored by the Center for International and Comparative Studies, the Department of History, and the Chicago Council on Foreign Relations.
2/23/2004 - 12 - 1 PM
McCormick Tribune Center, Room # 3-119
Pulitzer Prize-winner Dorothy Rabinowitz, editorial board member at the Wall Street Journal, will present a lecture on "Advocacy Journalism: Setting the Record Straight." A Q & A session will follow. This program is co-sponsored by Medill School of Journalism.
3/1/2004, 4 - 5:30 PM
Program of African Studies, 620 Library Place
Journalist John Frederick Walker, author of A Certain Curve of Horn: The Hundred-Year Quest for the Giant Sable Antelope of Angola, discusses the U.S. role in Angola's 27-year civil war and examines the rebel leader's surprising role in the surivial of Angola's national animal. Walker will sign copies of his book after his slide presentation. Sponsored by the Program of African Studies.
3/1/ 2004 - 12 - 1 PM
McCormick Tribune Center, Room #3-119
Rick Lyman, Pulitzer Prize-winner, New York Times National Correspondent and author of Watching Movies, will present a lecture: "America, The Movie: The Press and Popular Culture." A Q & A session will follow. This program is co-sponsored by Medill School of Journalism.
3/1/2004 & 3/5/2004
University Hall
Northwestern's Department of English welcomes fiction writer Carolyn Cooke, in residence from March 1, 2004 to March 5, 2004. Ms. Cooke is the author of The Bostons: Stories, which was chosen as a winner of the 2002 PEN/Bingham Award and was a runner-up for the 2002 PEN/Hemingway Award. Her work has appeared in the Best American Short Stories series and she is currently at work on her first novel for Houghton Mifflin. This residency is sponsored by Northwestern University's Department of English.
3/4/2004 - 5 PM
Harris Hall #107
The American Cultures Colloquium at Northwestern is pleased to announce a lecture by Houston Baker entitled "Libraries of Consciousness: Public Reading and American Identity." The Susan Fox and George D. Beischer Professor of English at Duke University, Baker has published or edited more than twenty books, including his most recent titles, Turning South Again: Re-Thinking Modernism, Re-Reading Booker T and Critical Memory. He is also the editor of American Literature, the oldest and most prestigious journal in American Literary Studies. This event is co-sponsored by the Chicago Humanities Festival, Northwestern University Departments of African-American Studies and English, and the Program in American Studies.