Event Archive - Winter 2005

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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Wednesday, January 5, 2005 - 12 Noon
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One of the 2004 National Book Award finalists in fiction for her novel Florida (2004, NU Press), award-winning author Christine Schutt presents the first event in a new series, "A Conversation With..." which promotes conversation between established authors and Northwestern students. For more information on attending this event, please call 847-467-4099.
Thursday, January 13, 2005 - 12 noon
Hagstrum Room, University Hall 201
Continuing the "Writers and Their Writing" series that highlights the written work of Northwestern faculty, playwright Mary Zimmerman (SoC) presents exceprts from her widely celebrated body of work, including the Tony award-winning play Metamorphoses, as well as The Odyssey and Journey to the West.
Tuesday, January 18, 2005 - 12 noon
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The second event in the "A Conversation With..." series welcomes Adam Hochschild, co-founder of Mother Jones magazine, author of Half the Way Home, The Mirror at Midnight: A South African Journey, King Leopold's Ghost and his recently published title, Bury the Chains: Prophets and Rebels in the Fight to Free an Empire's Slaves, which documents the global anti-slavery campaign of the late 18th century. For more information on attending this event, please call 847-467-4099.
Monday, January 24 & Tuesday, February 15, 2005 - 4:00 PM
Harris Hall 108
Northwestern's Center for the Writing Arts 2005 Writer-in-Residence, Alex Kotlowitz, will present a reading in January and a lecture in February titled "In Search of Story: Isn't Anybody on My Side?" A contributor to the New Yorker and PBS' Frontline, Kotlowitz is also the author of There Are No Children Here, The Other Side of the River, and most recently, Never a City So Real: A Walk in Chicago.
Monday, February 21, 2005 - 12 Noon
MTC 3-119
Deborah Sontag, investigative reporter at The New York Times and former contributing writer to The New York Times Sunday Magazine, presents "Passion and Compassion in Journalism."
Monday, February 28, 2005 - 12 Noon
Fisk Hall, Room 211
Two-time Pulitzer-Prize winning author (Journalism and History) Rick Atkinson presents "History, Journalism, and Writing About Wars Past and Present." Atkinson is a staff writer to The Washington Post and the author of In the Company of Soldiers, Army at Dawn, Crusade and The Long Gray Line.
Monday, March 7, 2005 - 12 noon
University Hall 201, Hagstrum Room
The third installment of the "Writers and Their Writing" series featuring Northwestern faculty welcomes long-time English and Classics professor Reginald Gibbons. The 2004 recipient of the O.B. Hardison Poetry Prize recognizing excellence in both poetry and teaching, Gibbons is the author of many volumes of poetry including Sparrow: New and Selected Poems, It's Time and most recently, a translation of Sophocles' Antigone, which will be the subject of his presentation.