This Week’s DePaul Literary Events (10/08/12)

Hey Folks, there are more On-Campus and Local Events to check out, don’t miss out—

An Evening with Mahmoud Saeed from Society of Midland Authors
Tuesday, October 9, 2012, 7:00pm
Cliff Dwellers Club, 200 S. Michigan Ave., 22nd Floor
Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.

Chicago author and DePaul Visiting Professor, Mahmoud Saeed, will discuss his novel The World Through the Eyes of Angels Mahmoud Saeed has written more than 20 novels and short story collections. The novel is a coming of age story set in Iraq of where Mahmoud Saeed grew up in the 1940’s.

Saeed has written more than 20 novels and short story collections, starting with “Port Saeed and Other Stories” in 1963. That same year, Iraq’s first military-Baathist government seized two of his novels and imprisoned him for a year. After being incarcerated six times, Saeed left Iraq in 1985. He has lived in the United States since 1999, and he now teaches Arabic and Arabic culture at DePaul University.

The Book as Object
Wednesday, October 10, 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
DePaul University, Lincoln Park Campus
John T. Richardson Library, Room 300, 2350 N. Kenmore Avenue

A book exists as more than just a vessel for the written word—it’s an artwork, a collectible and, of course, a target for thieves. Join librarian Scott Walter and artist Matthew Girson, along with cultural critic Rachel Shteir, author of The Steal: A Cultural History of Shoplifting, as they discuss various personal and cultural ways of experiencing The Book beyond reading. Sponsored by DePaul University’s Department of English.
This is the last upcoming One Book, One Chicago event here at DePaul–don’t miss out!

Prose and Flows 
Tuesday, October 16th, doors open at 7:00pm, music begins 8:00pm – midnight
The Shrine, 2109 S. Wabash
It’s a jazz night where audience participants volunteer to go up and read their poetry, short fiction and prose. It’s a musical, relaxing set that provides students with the opportunity to share their writing in front of an audience. Take a couple of friends and check it out!

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