Slag Glass City and One Book, One Chicago Present: Making In Chicago, a Multidisciplinary Panel at DPAM Monday, February 22

DPU Professor and Editor of the journal Slag Glass City Barrie Jean Borich invites all to a panel that brings together members of multiple departments for a conversation about Making in Chicago. The event will explore the question of creating in our city as readers across Chicago dig into this year’s One Book, One Chicago selection – Thomas Dyja’s The Third Coast: When Chicago Built the American Dream.

The panel will take place Monday, February 22nd, 2016 from 6-8pm at the DePaul Art Museum.

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DePaul & the English Department Welcome One, Book, One Chicago Selection Author Thomas Dyja | Thursday, November 5th

On November 5th, the Department of English is hosting two events with Thomas Dyja, author of the 2015/2016 One Book, One Chicago selection The Third Coast: When Chicago Built the American Dream.

At 4:30, Dyja will be meeting informally for a Q&A with DePaul Creative Writing students. At present, the discussion is scheduled to take place in the 2nd floor student lounge/resource room, though it will be moved to a larger venue depending on interest. If you are a creative writing student and would like to attend the discussion, contact Literacy Outreach Coordinator David Welch at dwelch3 (at) depaul.edu.

Then, at 6:00, Dyja will be reading in Richardson 115. (see flyer below)

We hope to see you at one or both events!

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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.”