This Week’s DePaul Literary Events (10/15/12)

Boo! October is bringing more literary events your way…
In case you weren’t already aware,
here is a list of upcoming DePaul and Chicago happenings
tonight and throughout the next couple weeks:

A Talk by Arturo Arias: Central Americans in the Second Decade of the 21st Century–
Old Scars, New Traumas, Disempowering Travails
Thursday, October 11th, 2012, 5:30-7:30pm
DePaul Student Center, Room 325
Arturo Arias is Professor of Latin American Literature at University of Texas-Austin and is a well-known expert on Central American literature, with a special emphasis on indigenous literature, as well as critical theory, race, gender and sexuality in postcolonial studies. Along with a wide range of written works, Arias also co-wrote the film El Norte (1984).  Twice the winner of the Casa de las Americas Award for his fiction, and winner of the Anna Seghers Award for fiction in Germany, and received the Miguel Angel Asturias National Award for Literature in 2008 in his native Guatemala.

Logan Theatre’s “Horror Movie Madness” Film Screening:
Frankenstein (1931)

October 12th, 13th, and 15th, 11:00pm
Logan Theatre, 2646 N. Milwaukee
Ever read Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein? Want a night out with some friends? Go see the classic (1931) Frankenstein at the Logan! Tickets are $7.

 

Poetry off the Shelf: Translating Poetry–Reading & Conversations
Friday, October 12th, 2012, 7:00pm 
Poetry Foundation, 61 West Superior
The Poetry Foundation hosts a continuation of a conversation originated at the American Academy in Rome last May. Four poet-translators will gather for readings and discussion with the intent of exploring current approaches to translating Polish and Italian poetry: Patrizia Cavallim Geofrrey Brock, Adam Zagajewski, and Northwestern professor, Clare Cavanagh.
Doors open 30 minutes before program; program will last approx. one hour. Free event presented by The Poetry Foundation. Summary found on Poetry Foundation website.

One Book, One Chicago: Paul Rusesabagina & Jerome McDonnell Talk
Tuesday, October 16th, 2012, 6:00pm
Harold Washington Library, Auditorium, 400. South State
This year’s selection for the Chicago Public Library’s citywide reading program is Markus Zusak’s novel The Book Thief. At this free event, Paul Rusesabagina (An Ordinary Man) talks with WBEZ’s Worldview host Jerome McDonnell about taking action against injustice.

One Book, One Chicago: Markus Zusak with Chicago Tribune
Monday, October 22, 2012, 6:00pm
Harold Washington Library, Auditorium, 400. South State
At this free event, author, Markus Zusak discusses the book with Chicago Tribune columnist, Dawn Turner Trice.

Poetry off the Shelf: Music/Words
Monday, October 22, 2012, 7:00pm
Curtiss Hall, The Fine Arts Building, 410 South Michigan
Celebrated pianist Inna Faliks is the founder and curator of the award-winning interdisciplinary series Music/Words, which explores the connections between poetry and music. She is joined by Valzhyna Mort, winner of Poetry magazine’s Bess Hokin Prize and the author of Factory of Tears and Collected Body, as well as Vera Pavlova, whose first poetry collection in English, If There Is Something to Desire, was a bestselling title in 2010. Works by Gubaidulina, Tchaikovsky, Lera Auerbach, Shchedrin, and Schumann will be performed.
Doors open 30 minutes before program; program will last approx. one hour. Free event presented by The Poetry Foundation. Summary found on Poetry Foundation website.

A World Away: Book Reading & Signing by Professor Nancy Grossman
Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012, 6:00pm
Barnes & Noble DePaul Campus Loop Store, State and Jackson
Nancy Grossman will be present for a reading and signing to celebrate the publication of her first novel, A World Away. A reception will follow the event. Copies of A World Away will be available for purchase.

For more information, contact Jennifer Kosco at jkosco@depaul.edu.

Stay tuned for more event updates coming your way next week!

This Week’s DePaul Literary Events (10/01/12)

 October is already on its way–and there are events aplenty for you to take advantage of!

Take a look at this upcoming week’s on-campus and local events:

Friday, September 28th

What? The Rose Metal Press reading with Barrie Jean Borich
Where? The Book Cellar, 4736 N. Lincoln Ave. 
When? 7-9PM
Authors Barrie Jean Borich, Phillip Graham, Jenny Boully and Sue William Silverman will be reading from the collection–this event is open to the public. For more infomation, check their site: http://www.bookcellarinc.com/event/rose-metal-press-field-guide-writing-flash-nonfiction.

Tuesday, October 2nd

What? The Book Thief and the History of Reading
Where? Arts & Letters Hall 207, 2315 N. Kenmore Ave.
When? 6-8PM
(OBOC) One Book, One Chicago Event–For The Book Thief’s Liesel Meminger, reading is a means of both resistance and reconciliation. With attention to literature’s changing material and interpretive practices, DePaul faculty—Jenny Conary and Marcy Dinius, English; Lisa Z. Sigel, History; and Traci Schlesinger, Sociology—discuss what it has meant to be a reader in different times and places, from early modern Europe to today. Sponsored by DePaul University’s Department of English.

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Thursday, October 4th

What? Indigenous Poetry
New Voices in the Humanities–Natalie Diaz, Santee Frazier, Orlando White
Where? LPC Student Center, Room 314
When? 5:30pm reception, 6:00pm lecture
Panel moderated by Mark Turcotte/ Presented by DePaul Humanities Center.

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Friday, October 5th

What? Writer as Editor/ Editor as Writer:
featuring Dr. Phong Nguyen and Michael Nye
Where? Richardson Library, Room 115
When? 11:30am-1:30pm, lunch will be served.

Presented by the Visiting Writer’s Series.

Event: One Book, One Chicago (OBOC)

gold boy, emerald girl by Yiyun Li, depaulunderground.wordpress.com

If you haven’t had a chance to pick up the One Book, One Chicago selection of short stories Gold Boy, Emerald Girl, then check out the excerpt posted in The New Yorker from the title story. Yiyun Li’s prose is spectacular, and she tells beautiful stories of people who live on the margins of life. They guard their secrets jealously, and when you’ve finished the stories, you put the book down and feel like you’ve earned the right to hear their unique perspectives and stories.

Now, if you haven’t had the chance to attend any of the events for One Book, One Chicago–you’re in luck, there’s one tomorrow morning!

Chinese Literary Forms and Gold Boy, Emerald Girl
Friday, April 27, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
DePaul University, Lincoln Park Campus
John T. Richardson Library
2350 N. Kenmore Avenue, Room 300 (Rosati Room)

James Shea (Nebraska Wesleyan University) and Dorothy Tse Hiu Hung (The Chinese University of Hong Kong) discuss classical literary forms as background to the stories in Gold Boy, Emerald Girl. Shea’s lecture, “Classical Chinese Poetry and Yiyun Li’s Gold Boy, Emerald Girl,” explores the Chinese quatrains that were popular during the Tang dynasty (618-907), and is followed by an informal poetry-writing exercise. In her lecture, “Another Kind of Beauty: Gold Boy, Emerald Girl in the Cultural Revolution,” Tse provides background to Li’s collection by investigating the characterization and plot structure found in revolutionary “model operas.”