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      • Wed 02/04/15
        1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
      • Scholars in Print
      • Battelle-Tompkins Atrium
      • "Scholars in Print and in Person" - Wednesday, Feb. 4, 1:30-3:00 pm, Battelle Atrium; presentations by Literature Department faculty members on their newly-published books : Erik Dussere, America is Elsewhere: The Noir Tradition in the Age of Consumer Culture; Despina Kakoudaki, Anatomy of a Robot: Literature, Cinema, and the Cultural Work of Artificial People; and Roberta Rubenstein, Literary ...more

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      • Thu 02/05/15
        8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
      • Annual Faculty Benefit Reading for 826DC
      • Off Campus Location
      • 826DC, 3233 14th Street NW
        Metro: Columbia Heights
        (Green and Yellow Lines)
        Our annual reading of poetry and prose by American University's creative writing faculty features Kyle Dargan, author of Logorrhea Dementia: A Self-Diagnosis; Stephanie Grant, author of Map of Ireland; David Keplinger, author of The Most Natural Thing; Richard McCann, author of Mother of Sorrows; and Rachel Louise ...more

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      • Tue 02/17/15
        noon – 1:00 pm
      • LIT Brown Bag Discussion: Close Reading/Distance Reading with David Pike
      • School of International Service Beacon Conference Room (SIS 300)
      • An afternoon brown bag lunch discussion with Prof. David Pike on the topic of close reading / distance reading.

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      • Wed 03/25/15
        8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
      • Visiting Writers Series: Poetry and Nonfiction Reading by Rigoberto Gonzalez
      • Abramson Family Founders Room, SIS Building
      • Poetry reading by VWS guest Rigoberto Gonzalez, 8:00pm - 9:30pm. This event is free and open to the public.

        Rigoberto González was born in Bakersfield, California, and raised in Michoacán, Mexico. The son and grandson of migrant farm workers, González is the author of more than a dozen books of poetry and prose, including the acclaimed memoir Butterfly Boy: Memories of a Chicano Mariposa and the ...more

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      • Wed 04/01/15
        8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
      • Visiting Writers Series: Fiction Reading by Jenny Offill
      • Abramson Family Founders Room, SIS Building
      • Fiction Reading by VWS guest Jenny Offill, 8:00pm - 9:30pm. This event is free and open to the public.

        Jenny Offill writes fiction, nonfiction, and literature for children. She is the author of two much admired novels, Last Things and Dept. of Speculation, in addition to being the coeditor (with Elissa Schappell) of The Friend Who Got Away: Twenty Women's True-Life Tales of Friendships That ...more

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