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Alan Gilbert and Porochista Khakpour to Read at Russell House – CANCELED!

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On Wednesday, February 5th at 8 p.m. poet Alan Gilbert and novelist Porochista Khakpour will kick off this semester’s series of Russell House readings.

Alan Gilbert is the author of two books of poetry, The Treatment of Monuments and Late in the Antenna Fields. His collection of essays, articles and reviews, Another Future: Poetry and Art in a Postmodern Twilight, was published by Wesleyan University Press in 2006. He is a visiting writer in Wesleyan’s English department.

Porochista Khakpour is the author of the novel Sons and Other Flammable Objects, a New York Times Editors’ Choice. Her new novel, The Last Illusion, will be published this spring. Her essays have appeared in Harper’s, The New York Times, Slate, and Salonand she is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship. This semester she is a visiting writer in the English department.

Reception and book signing to follow the reading. For more information, please call 860.685.3448 or visit here.

Date: Wednesday, February 5
Time: 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Place: Russell House

Call for “Slice” Suggestions

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From Izzy Rode ’14:

Hey everyone,

This year at the Shapiro Creative Writing Center, Amy Bloom and the Center began holding events called “Slices.” These informal chats with writers — during which you can ask any question you like and enjoy delicious pizza — will continue next year and we would love your suggestions! We’re happy to invite writers from any discipline. Past writers have included Sarah Moon, Jane Stern, Donald Margulies, and Julia Wertz.

Writers should live on the East Coast. Please email suggestions to irode@wes.

Date: All this week
Place: Your headspace/email address

Louis Menand @ Russell House

Happening in approximately 80 minutes is yet another event that’s making tonight a clusterfuck of awesome on campus:

Louis Menand has maintained distinguished careers in academia and journalism. A staffwriter at The New Yorker since 2001, he is well known for his articles about literature, the arts, intellectual history, language, and American culture. He is the author and editor of several books including The Metaphysical Club, awarded the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for History and the Francis Parkman Prize. He teaches at Harvard University, where he is Bass Professor of English and American Language and Literature.

Date: Tonight, February 27th
Time: 8pm
Place: Russell House