Category: Literature

A concert by Alberto Carrión to celebrate Julia de Burgos centenary

[ May 8, 2014; 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm. ] Gerlinger Lounge
1468 University St.
UO campus

An event to celebrate the centenary of the renowned Puerto Rican poet Julia de Burgos (1914-1953), with a performance of Burgos’s poetry set to original music by the Puerto Rican musician Alberto Carrión. Carrión will also participate in a question and answer session about his composition process and his relationship to […]

2014 CSWS Northwest Women Writers Symposium “Family, Animal, Story”

[ May 3, 2014; 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. ] Eugene Public Library
100 W. 10th St.
(10th & Olive)
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Our keynote writer is 2014 PEN/Faulkner Award-winner and New York Times–bestselling author Karen Joy Fowler, whose novel We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves has opened up new ways of talking about family dynamics and the ethics of animal research.

Saturday’s panels and workshops will meet at Eugene Downtown […]

NWWS Reading: 2014 PEN/Faulkner Award winner Karen Joy Fowler

[ May 2, 2014; 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ] [caption id="attachment_18165" align="alignright" width="128"] Karen Joy Fowler / photo by Brett Hall Jones[/caption]

Eugene Public Library
100 W. 10th St. (10th & Olive)
Eugene, OR
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Karen Joy Fowler —the 2014 PEN/Faulkner Award winner for fiction—will read from her work at Eugene Downtown Public Library, which will be open for the first Friday Art Walk. This event is free […]

“Racial Representations” — Symposium Highlights

Racial Representations panelists / photo by Chelsea Bullock.
Students, faculty and community members enjoyed a full day of literary readings and commentary on race at the University of Oregon on April 26, 2013, when a group of innovative scholars who specialize in African American literature gathered to share and discuss their research. “Racial Representations: African American […]

NWWS Panel “Cheek by Jowl: Re-Writing the Human-Animal Relationship”

[ May 1, 2014; 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. ] Gerlinger Lounge
1468 University St.
UO campus
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Free & open to the public

The third annual CSWS Northwest Women Writers Symposium will be held Thursday May 1, 2014 through Saturday May 3 and will will open with a a conversation about how humans relate to nonhuman beings—whether family members, research subjects, trained workers, zoo dwellers, or free beings—what […]

Racial Representations: African American Literature Since 1975

[ April 26, 2013; 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. ] a

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Gerlinger Hall Alumni Lounge
1468 University St.
UO campus

A group of innovative scholars who specialize in African American literature will gather at the University of Oregon to give talks about their research on April 26, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. This free symposium is open to the public and will take place in the Alumni […]