Literary

2020 Nov 12

Does Food Have a Gender?

6:00pm to 7:00pm

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Online
DoesFoodHaveAGenderUsing Virginia Woolf’s essay A Room of One’s Own as a jumping point, Barbara Haber, food historian and Lydia Shire, chef, restaurateur, and entrepreneur will discuss the connections among culinary history, women’s history, and... Read more about Does Food Have a Gender?
2020 Aug 04

Book Talk: Gish Jen

4:00pm

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Online
BookTalkRadcliffeGish Jen will read from her new book The Resisters (Knopf, 2020) and will engage in discussion with Margot Livesey, a professor of fiction at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and the author of... Read more about Book Talk: Gish Jen
2020 Apr 14

Rescued from Rubble: Founding the Edward Said Public Library in Gaza

5:30pm to 6:30pm

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Forum Room, Lamont Library, 11 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
MosabAbuTohaIn 2014 Palestinian poet Mosab Abu Toha was inspired by a book he rescued from rubble to found the Edward Said Public Library in Beit Lahia City, Gaza's first English-language library. The success of the Said library has led to the recent opening of a second branch in Gaza City. In this lecture, Abu Toha will recount his... Read more about Rescued from Rubble: Founding the Edward Said Public Library in Gaza
2019 Dec 11

The Lost Book of Moses: The Hunt for the World’s Oldest Bible

4:00pm

Location: 

Knafel Center, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge MA, 02138
ChananTigayChanan Tigay is an award-winning journalist and nonfiction writer who has covered the Middle East, 9/11, and the United Nations for such outlets as AFP, the Atlantic, GQ, and the New Yorker. In this lecture, Tigay will talk about his first book, The Lost Book of Moses: The Hunt for the World’s... Read more about The Lost Book of Moses: The Hunt for the World’s Oldest Bible
2019 Dec 03

The Call of Migratory Things

4:00pm

Location: 

Knafel Center, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge MA, 02138
NinaMcconigleyNina McConigley, award-winning author of the short-story collection Cowboys and East Indians, will discuss her upcoming novel titled The Call of Migratory Things. With the landscape of the American West as the framework of this different kind of pioneer narrative, the novel... Read more about The Call of Migratory Things
2019 Nov 12

Perspectives on Performance: Mandy Schutzman

6:30pm

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Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, 24 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
MandySchutzmanWriter and performance scholar Mady Schutzman will discuss her book project Behold the Elusive Night Parrot, a separate yet parallel work to Jonathan Berger's exhibition, both of which were informed by a two-year correspondence between the artist and writer. Free and open to the public. For additional... Read more about Perspectives on Performance: Mandy Schutzman
2019 Nov 13

We Are America: Conversation and Workshop

5:30pm to 7:30pm

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Harvard Graduate School of Education, 13 Appian Way, Cambridge, MA 02138
WeAreAmericaThe national We Are America Project, led by a dozen recent high school graduates and their teacher Jessica Lander are working with 36 teachers and more than 1,300 young people across the country to create a new definition of what it means to be American — and to spark a new national conversation about American... Read more about We Are America: Conversation and Workshop
2019 Nov 01

We Are America

Fri - Mon, Nov 1 to Dec 16, 10:00am - 4:00pm

Location: 

Gutman Library Gallery, 6 Appian Way, Cambridge, MA 02138
WeAreAmericaDuring the 2018-2019 school year, teacher Jessica Lander (EDM'15) and students in her Seminar on American Diversity strove to answer the question: What does it mean to be American? In trying to tie together large historical movements and individual histories they wrote and edited two books of personal stories: We Are... Read more about We Are America

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