Past Events

Tuesday, March 15

Business Writers @ Work: featuring Ben Gomes-Casseres and Jane Ebert
Alumni Lounge

Please join IBS's Ben Gomes-Casseres and Jane Ebert for a discussion of the writing process on Thursday, March 15 from 3-4 in the Alumni Lounge in Upper Usdan. This is the next installment in the Writers @ Work series and is co-sponsored by the Business Program and the International Business School.

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.

Thursday, February 4

Writers @ Work: featuring David Hackett Fischer and Paul Jankowski
International Lounge

Please join the History Department's David Hackett Fischer and Paul Jankowski for a discussion of the writing process on Thursday, February 4 from 3-4 in the International Lounge. This is the next installment in the Writers @ Work series.

This event is co-sponspored by the History Department.

Wednesday, January 20

Writers @ Work: featuring Aliyyah Abdur-Rahman and Jasmine Johnson
Alumni Lounge

Please join Aliyyah Abdur-Rahman (AAAS, English, and WGS) and Jasmine Johnson (AAAS, WGS) for a discussion of the writing process on Wednesday, January 20th at 4:00pm in the Alumni Lounge in upper Usdan.

This event is co-sponsored by the Department of African and Afro-American Studies.

Tuesday, January 26

Christopher Castellani:  The Art of Perspective
Mandel Reading Room

A talk by and discussion with the novelist and Artistic Director of Grub Street upon publication of his new book, The Art of Perspective: Who Tells the Story.  This is the latest in Charles Baxter’s The Art of series on craft for Greywolf Press.  (A Creative Writing Meet the Majors event.)

Thursday, December 3

Extreme Writing Faculty Learning Community
11 a.m.
LTS Farber 2 Conference Room

Thursday, November 19

Writers @ Work
Thursday, Nov. 19, 2-3 p.m.
Mandel Reading Room (3rd floor, Mandel Building)

Moderated by David Sherman, professor of English; featuring Stephen McCauley and Michelle Hoover

Stephen McCauley is the author of eight novels. His work has been widely translated, and three of his books have been made into feature films.

Michelle Hoover is the Fannie Hurst Writer-in-Residence at Brandeis University and teaches at GrubStreet, where she leads the Novel Incubator program. Her debut, The Quickening, was a 2010 Massachusetts Book Award "Must Read." She won a 2014 NEA Fellowship in support of her second novel, Bottomland, which will be published by Grove/Atlantic in March 2016.

Monday, November 16

1-2 p.m.
Center for Teaching and Learning

Do you want better writing in papers you assign? Come learn three practices that will help students improve their writing while you spend fewer hours grading papers.

RSVP---space is limited!
Lunch Provided

Tuesday, November 3

5:30 - 7 p.m.
Poets Andrea Cohen and Alexandra Teague
Pearlman Lounge

We are honored to welcome two poets who will read from their newest collections: Andrea Cohen and Alexandra Teague. This event will take place on Tuesday, November 3 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in Pearlman 113, the Pearlman Lounge. The reading will be followed by a book giveaway.

Andrea Cohen is the author of four books of poems, including the recent Furs Not Mine. She directs the Writers House at Merrimack College.

Alexandra Teague, whose new book is The Wise and Foolish Builders, won the California Book Award for Mortal Geography and teaches at University of Idaho.

Wednesday, October 14

5:30 p.m.
A reading by Kirun Kapur
Pearlman Lounge

Brandeis is thrilled to welcome Kirun Kapur for a reading. She will be leading the Spring, 2016 Directed Writing: Poetry workshop. This is a great opportunity for students to meet our newest instructor.

Kirun Kapur is the winner of the Arts & Letters Rumi Prize in Poetry and the Antivenom Poetry Award for her first book, Visiting Indira Gandhi’s Palmist. She is director of the New England arts program The Tannery Series and serves as poetry editor at The Drum Literary Magazine.

The reading will be held on Wednesday, October 14 at 5:30 p.m. in the Pearlman Lounge. Please e-mail with any questions.

Tuesday, October 6

5:30 p.m.
A reading by Donald Antrim
Pearlman Lounge

The Creative Writing Department is honored to host MacArthur Fellow, New Yorker writer, and bestselling author Donald Antrim as the first participant in this year's School of Night reading series. The reading will be held on Tuesday, October 6 at 5:30 p.m. in Pearlman 113, the Pearlman Lounge. Please contact with any questions.