Literary Arts

Writers gotta write

Min Jin Lee by Tony RinaldoIf you want to write something, "reality can't stop you," says Radcliffe Fellow and bestselling author Min Jin Lee. She is the guest artist at an Office for the Arts lunch for students on Nov. 28.

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Acting out

ENOSAEnosa Ogbeide '20 didn't think she could learn acting from an acting class. Then RADA changed the way she sees both theater and Shakespeare. 

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2018 Apr 27

Poetry Reading at HGSE



Elliot Lyman Room, Longfellow Hall

come say / goodbye / to this [academic] / year in an evening of poetry reading / send us your / poem(s) / at and come / share them / next friday 27 / april from 5 / to 7 PM at eliot lyman room / harvard graduate school of education / we are aiming to have a collective / writing experience as well/ light refreshments will be / served

Presented by: Florilegium Student Group

Admission: Free: No Tickets Required


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2018 Apr 16


Mon - Sat, Apr 16 to May 5, 6:00pm - 6:00pm


Havard University, Emerson Hall, room 307

Curated by playwright Ana Candida Carneiro. Come develop your writing skills in short, intensive, and focused meetings! In this series of drop-in meetings, with the duration of one-hour and a half, we will do focused writing exercises, share our writings and discuss one specific aspect of playwriting.

Presented by: Ana Candida Carneiro - Babel Theater Project... Read more about WRITERS' GYM

2018 Apr 26

2018 Harvard Arts Medal Ceremony Honoring Writer COLSON WHITEHEAD '91

4:00pm to 5:30pm


Sanders Theatre

Colson Whitehead
Writer Colson Whitehead '91 Photo: Madeline Whitehead
Presented By Office for the Arts and the Harvard Board of Overseers

Author and Pulitzer Prize-winner Colson Whitehead ‘91 is the recipient of the 2018 Harvard Arts Medal, which will be awarded by Harvard University President Drew Gilpin Faust at a ceremony 4 p.m. Thursday, April 26, 2018, at Sanders Theatre, 45 Quincy St., Cambridge. The ceremony, which is presented by the Office for the Arts at Harvard and the Board of Overseers of Harvard College, is the official opening of ARTS FIRST, Harvard University’s annual festival showcasing student and faculty creativity in the arts. The medal ceremony includes a discussion with Whitehead moderated by actor John Lithgow ’67, Art.D ‘05.... Read more about 2018 Harvard Arts Medal Ceremony Honoring Writer COLSON WHITEHEAD '91

2018 Mar 29

Harvard Review Salon Series 2018



Houghton Library, Edison and Newman Room

HR Salon Series 2018This year’s Salon Series celebrates the launch of the print RENGA FOR OBAMA and features Poetry Editor Major Jackson in conversation with contributor Paul Muldoon. Reception and book signing to follow.

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2018 Apr 07

The Austen Trio from England – performing music loved and played by Jane Austen



Paine Hall

Austen Trio

The performance of the Austen Trio from England is an interdisciplinary event, which is made possible thanks to the generous financial support of Harvard's Provostial Fund for the Arts and the Humanities Harvard University Department of English, Harvard University Department of Music Office for the Arts at Harvard



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