LGBTQ+ Studies & English Dept. Event TODAY: Reading & Conversation with Poet Danez Smith

On Zoom, Wednesday, May 19th at 3PM-4PM (TODAY)

Please join the LGBTQ Studies program and the graduate program in Writing and Publishing for MAKING THE WORLD MORE BEARABLE: A reading and conversation with poet Danez Smith. This hour with Danez Smith is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. The poet will be interviewed by two DePaul students: Dahryl Covington and ShelLean Beasely

Danez Smith is a Black, Queer, Poz writer & performer from St. Paul, MN. Danez is the author of Homie (Graywolf 2020), Don’t Call Us Dead (Graywolf Press, 2017), and Black Movie (Button Poetry, 2015). They also wrote [insert] boy (YesYes Books, 2014), winner of the Kate Tufts Discovery Award and the Lambda Literary Award for Gay Poetry. Hope to see you there!

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QUESTIONS: lgbtqstudies@depaul.edu

The Women’s Center Presents an Evening with Claudia Rankine on May 4

I’m not sure how it’d be possible, but there may be one or two people out there who’ve yet to hear about the dynamo that is Claudia Rankine.

Rankine is the author of five collections of poetry including Citizen: An American Lyric and Don’t Let Me Be Lonely; two plays including Provenance of Beauty: A South Bronx Travelogue; numerous video collaborations, and is the editor of several anthologies including The Racial Imaginary: Writers on Race in the Life of the Mindcitizen.jpg

For her book  Citizen, Rankine won both the PEN Open Book Award and the PEN Literary Award, the NAACP Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry (Citizen was the first book ever to be named a finalist in both the poetry and criticism categories); and was a finalist for the National Book Award. Citizen also holds the distinction of being the only poetry book to be a New York Times bestseller in the nonfiction category.

Among her numerous awards and honors, Rankine is the recipient of the Poets & Writers’ Jackson Poetry Prize and fellowships from the Lannan Foundation and the National Endowment of the Arts. She lives in California and is the Aerol Arnold Chair in the University of Southern California English Department.

…In a nutshell? Don’t miss this, English students!

Claudia Rankine Poster

 

An Evening with George Saunders


An Evening with George Saunders
George Saunders
Wednesday, January 9, 2013, 6:00-7:30 p.m. (Reception at 5:30pm)
DePaul Student Center, Room 120
2250 North Sheffield Avenue

George Saunders is the author of four collections of short stories: the bestselling Pastoralia; CivilWarLand in Bad Decline, a Finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award; In Persuasion Nation, one of three finalists for the 2006 STORY Prize; and the forthcoming Tenth of December.

George Saunders’ book of essays, The Braindead Megaphone (2007), received critical acclaim and landed him spots on The Charlie Rose Show, Late Night with David Letterman, and The Colbert Report. Vanity Fair wrote of the book, “Saunders’s bitingly clever and compassionate essays are a Mark Twain-style shot in the arm for Americans, an antidote to the dumbing down virus plaguing our country. Well, we live in hope.”

His work appears regularly in The New Yorker, GQ, and Harpers Magazine, and has appeared in the O’Henry, Best American Short Story, Best Non-Required Reading, and Best American Travel Writing anthologies. His writings focus on consumerism, corporate culture and the role of mass media in American society.

Saunders is also the author of the novella-length illustrated fable, The Brief and Frightening Reign of Phil, and the New York Times bestselling children’s book, The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip. In 2006, Saunders was awarded both a MacArthur Fellowship, for “bring[ing] to contemporary American fiction a sense of humor, pathos, and a literary style all his own,” and a Guggenheim Fellowship.  He teaches in the Creative Writing Program at Syracuse University.

Come out and attend this free event!