Come See Gustavo Esteva, independent writer, grassroots activist and “deprofessionalized intellectual” on Tuesday to speak about this present intellectual and social revolution:
We are experiencing the end of a historical cycle, not just another crisis. All over the world, people are taking initiatives, reclaiming control of their lives and challenging the political system and dominant paradigms. What is the nature of these initiatives? Why is anarchy used both to disqualify them and as a sign of identity? How does buen vivir (living well) grasp people’s motives as a new paradigm centered on a foundation of radical pluralism?
Discussion and Reception following Lecture
Gustavo Esteva is an independent writer, a grassroots activist and a deprofessionalized intellectual.
He works both independently and in conjunction with a variety of Mexican NGOs and grassroots organizations and communities. He has been a key figure in founding several Mexican, Latin American and International NGOs and networks.
You’re fan of pre-gaming right? Why not expand the concept further? Alicia Fuhrman ’12 knows how to do it:
APPLE-RELATED FOOD ITEMS, NOVELS, AND WRITING HOUSE, OH MY!
What better way to preface a Russell House speaker event than with cider and autumnal treats? Come to WRITING HOUSE on SEPTEMBER 29 at 7:00 PM before MATTHEW SHARPE’s event at 8:00 PM, and enjoy all manner of Lyman Orchard foods and beverages. Take the opportunity to mingle in that awkward post-dinner time bracket, contemplate the wonderful Writing at Wesleyan speaker series, and gorge on cider, all while within feet of Russell House itself.
- Date: Wednesday, Sept. 29
- Time: 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
- Place: WRITING HOUSE (202 Wash)
Visiting Creative Writing Professor André Aciman will give a public reading this Wednesday as part of Wesleyan’s Distinguished Writers Series.
André Aciman is the author of the novel Call Me By Your Name and the nonfiction works Out of Egypt: A Memoir and False Papers: Essays on Exile and Memory. He is co-author and editor of The Proust Project and Letters of Transit. He has received a Whiting Writer’s Award and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and The New York Public Library’s Center for Scholars and Writers. He has written for The New York Times, The New Yorker, The New Republic, and The New York Review of Books, and his pieces appear in several annual collections of the Best American Essays.
What: André Aciman Distinguished Writers Lecture
When: Wednesday, March 25th at 8 PM
Where: Russell House (380 High Street)
Carlo Rotella ’86 will give a public reading this Wednesday as part of Wesleyan’s Distinguished Writers Series.
Rotella is the author of October Cities: The Redevelopment of Urban Literature, Good With Their Hands: Boxers, Bluesmen, and Other Characters from the Rust Belt, and, most recently, Cut Time: An Education at the Fights, which received the L.L. Winship/PEN New England Award and was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize.
He writes for The New York Times Magazine, Washington Post Magazine, Boston, and Slate. His work has also appeared in Harper’s and Best American Essays, among others. He has received a Whiting Writers Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Howard Foundation Fellowship, a Du Bois Fellowship, and grants from the State Department for lecture tours in Bosnia and China. He co-edits the Chicago Visions and Revisions series at the University of Chicago Press, and he is Director of American Studies and Professor of English at Boston College.
What: Carlo Rotella Distinguished Writers Lecture
When: Wednesday, February 25th at 8 PM
Where: Russell House
Amy Bloom ’75, the 2009 Jacob Julien Visiting Writer, will give a public reading tomorrow as part of Wesleyan’s Distinguished Writers Series.
From the moment she started publishing fiction, Amy Bloom ’75 has been the recipient of major awards. Her first story, Silver Water, won the National Magazine Award. She is the author of the novel A Blind Man Can See How Much I Love You, a collection of short stories entitled Come to Me, and the nonfiction work Normal. Her most recent novel, Away, was a New York Times bestseller. Praised as a writer of rare humor, insight, grace, and eloquence, Bloom has been nominated for the National Books Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award. Her work has appeared in Best American Short Stories, The O. Henry Prize Stories, and numerous anthologies here and abroad, and she has written for The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, and The Atlantic.
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What: Amy Bloom Distinguished Writers Lecture
When: Wednesday, February 18th at 8 PM
Where: Russell House
For more information on Bloom, check out her website.
Who is Rebecca Brown?
“If Samuel Beckett were a woman in late- 20th century America,” one critic has noted, “he might have written stories like Brown’s.”
Rebecca Brown’s thirteenth book is a collection of eclectic essays in cultural criticism entitled American Romances. Her other works of fiction and nonfiction include The Terrible Girls, The Gifts of the Body, Annie Oakley’s Girl, The Last Time I Saw You, The End of Youth, and Excerpts from a Family Medical Dictionary. Her writing has appeared in anthologies including Queer 13: Lesbian and Gay Writers Recall Seventh Grade (edited by Wesleyan Visiting Writer Clifford Chase) and has been translated into Japanese, German, Italian, Norwegian, and Dutch. A frequent collaborator, she has written numerous texts for dance. Woman in Ill Fitting Wig is a book-length collaboration with painter Nancy Kiefer. She has recently co-edited Looking Together, anthology of writers’ responses to work at the Frye Art Museum, which the University of Washington Press will publish in spring 2009.
What: Rebecca Brown – novelist, teacher, activist
When: Wednesday, February 11 at 8pm
Where: Russell House
Sponsored by the Center for the Humanities, Distinguished Writers/New Voices brings you:
Monday, February 25, 8:00 PM
The Russell House
Born in Alexandria, Egypt, Andre Aciman is the author of Out of Egypt: A Memoir, False Papers: Essays on Exile and Memory, the recent novel Call Me By Your Name, and the co-author and editor of The Proust Project and Letters of Transit. Aciman is the recipient of a Whiting Writer’s Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship as well as a fellowship from The New York Public Library’s Center for Scholars and Writers. He has written for The New York Times, The New Yorker, The New Republic, and The New York Review of Books. Aciman’s pieces appear in several annual collections of The Best American Essays. He is a leading scholar of Marcel Proust, and currently teaches comparative literature at the City University of New York.
Free of charge and open to the public.