Event Archive

Below is a list of our past events. By clicking on the event you can see a list of the authors who participated and links to live recordings from the event.

Evan Lavender-Smith

Evan Lavender-Smith is the author of From Old Notebooks and Avatar. He is a Visiting Assistant Professor at New Mexico State University.

Writers on Writing Reading Series - Spring 2012

The Writers On Writing Reading Series is given in conjunction with the course of the same title (LITR1200).  Given in both the spring and fall semesters, it features visits to campus by contemporary writers who read from and discuss their work.

New Voices in Fiction

The Department of Literary Arts presents “New Voices In Fiction,” a discussion and readings by authors Matt Bell, Rachel Glaser, Lily Hoang, Joanna Howard, Matthew Salesses and Mike Young. In this two-part event, the six authors will hold a discussion on the art of writing followed by readings by the authors. The discussion begins at 3 p.m. and the readings begin at 7:30 p.m., both in the McCormack Family Theater, 70 Brown St.

Year in China - Literary Arts sponsored readings

The Year of China explores the rich culture, economy, and politics of Greater China, investigating its past, examining its present, and contemplating its future. Throughout the 2011-2012 academic year, Brown will host public lectures, cultural events, academic conferences, and exhibits in an integrated exploration of China. 

Literary Arts sponsored readings by Wing Tek Lum and Ha Jin on November 28, 2011.

 


VEER Providence - 6 October, 2011

 

The Department of Literary Arts at Brown University will present “Veer Providence,” a reading by poets Maggie O’Sullivan, Bruce Andrews, Demosthenes Agrafiotis, Will Rowe, Gilbert Adair, Aodan McCardle,  and Stephen Mooney.

The featured poets have all been published by Veer Books, a U.K.-based small press specializing in innovative and experimental writings in poetry and poetics which operates in association with the Contemporary Poetics Research Centre at Birkbeck, University of London.  Veer has published over forty books and pamphlets since its inception in 2003, as well as three poetry journals.

 

Contemporary Writers Reading Series - Spring 2009

The Department of Literary Arts Contemporary Writers Reading Series brings to the Brown campus distinguished and experimental writers, providing access to significant voices in contemporary literature.

Contemporary Writers Reading Series - Spring 2008

The Department of Literary Arts Contemporary Writers Reading Series brings to the Brown campus distinguished and experimental writers, providing access to significant voices in contemporary literature.

There will be Light: A Freedom to Write Literary Festival

The International Writers Project (IWP) at Brown University presents There Will Still Be Light: A Freedom to Write Literary Festival, from Monday, April 20, through Thursday, April 23, 2009. The series of readings and discussions celebrating freedom of expression and the culture of Burmese author Ma Thida, Brown’s current IWP fellow, will feature writers Amitav Ghosh, Paul Auster, Siri Hustvedt, Karen Connelly, Nay Win Myint, and others.

Under the Tongue: A Festival of Literature from Africa

Readings, discussions, and other events will take place April 15 – 16, 2008, featuring Award-winning African novelists Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Nuruddin Farah, and Chenjerai Hove; poet Jack Mapanje; and playwrights Pierre Mumbere Mujomba and Charles Mulekwa.  

“When I take up my pen to write, I feel the strength of standing up and refusing to be silent. In an oppressive situation, silence is death.”
-  Chenjerai Hove, current IWP fellow

Writers On Writing Reading Series - Fall 2007

The Writers On Writing Reading Series is given in conjunction with the course of the same title (LITR1200).  Given in both the spring and fall semesters, it features visits to campus by contemporary writers who read from and discuss their work.