Past Events

Wednesday, February 3, 1-2pm
Aliyyah Abdur-Rahman
"Black Grotesquerie; Or, Some Thoughts about Wangechi Mutu and Marci Blackman"
DuBois, Rabb 119

Tuesday, January 26
Christopher Castellani:  The Art of Perspective
Mandel Reading Room

Wednesday, January 20
Writers @ Work: featuring Aliyyah Abdur-Rahman and Jasmine Johnson
Alumni Lounge

Thursday, November 12, 9:30-12
2nd-year PhD Symposium
International Lounge, Usdan


Thursday through Saturday, Feb 4 (7:30), 5-6 (8pm)
Drunk Enough to Say I Love You
Merrick Theater, Spingold Theater

Wednesday, March 2
Michelle Hoover and Laura Harrison:  Words and Images
Pearlman Lounge

A reading by Fannie Hurst Writer in Residence, Michelle Hoover, to celebrate publication of her new novel, Bottomland (Grove Press).  The program will also include a discussion with and presentation by animator Laura Harrison who collaborated with Michelle on the animated video promotion for her novel.

Monday, March 75:00-7:00
Hillary Chute (University of Chicago)
"Comics as Documentary: Words, Images, and War"
Location, TBA

Monday, March 21, 12-1
Phil Wegner (University of Florida)
Thinking the Contemporary

Tuesday, March 29
John Koethe and Colin Channer:  Poetry Reading
Pearlman Lounge

A joint reading by poets John Koethe and Colin Channer.  John Koethe, the award-winning author of several volumes of poetry, has been called “one of our foremost romantic poets.”  He is also an essayist and professor of philosophy at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.  Channer is the author of six novels and a newly released volume of poetry.  The Jamaican-born author has been called “Bob Marley with a pen” and was the previous Fannie Hurst Writer in Residence at Brandeis.

Friday, April 1
Technology & the Human: Rethinking Posthumanism
Keynote Speaker: Professor N. Katherine Hayles
Duke University

Tuesday, April 19
Reading and Party for Olga Broumas
Rapaporte Treasure Hall

After twenty-five years as Director of Creative Writing at Brandeis, Olga Broumas is retiring.  This event will feature readings from Olga’s work and other poets by colleagues and former and current students.  There will also be a party and reception.

Wednesday, May 4
Reading by and Reception for Honors Students in Creative Writing
Pearlman Lounge

The annual reading by poets and fiction writers graduating with honors after completing collections of poetry and fiction.  The reading will be followed by a reception for family and friends.