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      • Mon 10/06/14
        8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
      • Visiting Writers Series: Fiction Reading by Dinaw Mengetsu
      • Butler Board Room
      • Fiction reading by VWS guest Dinaw Mengetsu, 8:00pm - 9:30pm. This event is free and open to the public.

        Dinaw Mengestu was born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. When he was two, his family fled the civil war and immigrated to the United States. He is the author of three novels: The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears, How to Read the Air, and, most recently, All Our Names. For his work, he has been ...more

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      • Wed 10/29/14
        8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
      • Visiting Writers Series: Nonfiction Reading by Richard Rodriguez
      • Mary Graydon Conference Room 4
      • Nonfiction reading by VWS guest Richard Rodriguez, 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 ...more

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      • Wed 11/05/14
        8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
      • Visiting Writers Series: Poetry Reading by Patricia Smith
      • Mary Graydon Conference Room 4
      • Poetry reading by VWS guest Patricia Smith, 8:00pm - 9:30pm. This event is free and open to the public.

        Patricia Smith has published six collections of poetry, as well as books of fiction and nonfiction. She is also a playwright and four-time individual National Poetry Slam Champion. Her first collection of poems, Life According to Motown, grew out of the Chicago poetry slam scene and is ...more

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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.

        Richard Rodriguez is an internationally recognized journalist, essayist, and memoirist who was described by the Washington Post as “one of the most eloquent and probing public intellectuals in America.” His works of nonfiction include Hunger of Memory: The Education of Richard Rodriguez; ...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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