Literary Arts

2020 Apr 14

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

5:30pm to 6:30pm

Location: 

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
2020 Mar 04

Radcliffe Open Studios

6:00pm

Location: 

Johnson-Kulukundis Family Gallery, Byerly Hall, 8 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
RadcliffeOpenStudios2020Join the Radcliffe Institute for a special event during which fellows across the creative arts open their studio doors to reveal their creative processes. Learn more about the music, film, artworks, performances, and books that Radcliffe’s community of artists have under way in Byerly Hall. Participating... Read more about Radcliffe Open Studios
2020 Feb 20

History Reconsidered: Poetry Reading and Discussion with Clint Smith

4:15pm

Location: 

Knafel Center, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge MA, 02138H
HistoryReconsideredJoin Clint Smith, a doctoral candidate at Harvard University and an Emerson Fellow at New America, for a reading of his poetry followed by a discussion. Free and open to the public (registration requested). For additional information and to register online, click ... Read more about History Reconsidered: Poetry Reading and Discussion with Clint Smith
2020 Feb 05

New Poems by Joan Naviyuk Kane

4:00pm

Location: 

Knafel Center, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge MA, 02138
JoanNaviyukKaneIn this lecture, author and poet Joan Naviyuk Kane will discuss her current work on three different projects: one consisting of difficult, exploratory poems, another a volume of creative nonfiction, and a book of autobiographical prose that centers around traveling as an indigenous... Read more about New Poems by Joan Naviyuk Kane
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

Location: 

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 Oct 11

Writing Black Lives

4:15pm

Location: 

Knafel Center, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge MA, 02138
WritingBlackLivesAuthors Tomiko Brown-Nagin, Imani Perry, and Robert Reid-Pharr discuss how their work as biographers speaks to key contemporary discussions about black politics, community, identity, and life. This event is free, but registration is required, For registration and additional information, click... Read more about Writing Black Lives
2019 May 09

Printing Books at the Blind Man’s Arch: Translation and Circulation in the Luso-Brazilian Enlightenment

5:30pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

Edison and Newman Room, Houghton Library, Harvard Yard, Cambridge, MA 02138
NeilSafierWhile Portugal's contributions to early modern book production are often overlooked, the Casa Literária do Arco do Cego printing-house (1799-1801) was a typographical venture officially sponsored by the Portuguese government that translated—and later... Read more about Printing Books at the Blind Man’s Arch: Translation and Circulation in the Luso-Brazilian Enlightenment

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