Events

Adrienne Brown Lecture

Monday, November 12, 2018

5:30pm - 7:00pm

Department of English

Brown/RISD Hillel

Meeting Rm., 2nd fl.

Two Ways of Seeing the 1968 Fair Housing Act: The Landlord (1966) and The Landlord (1970).  

Alexander Chee, “The Writer and the Life”

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

7:00pm - 9:00pm

Nonfiction Writing Program, Department of English and the Charles P. Sisson II Memorial Lectureship

Smith-Buonanno Hall

Room 106

Novelist/essayist/journalist Alexander Chee inaugurates this year’s public lecture series devoted to various forms of nonfiction writing.  [email protected], organized by the Nonfiction Writing Program in the Department of English, features Korean American writer Alexander Chee, Associate Professor of Creative Writing and Literature at Dartmouth College.  

Jackie Wang Talk

Date/Time: Wednesday, May 02, 2018 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Event type: Nonfiction

 

Carceral Capitalism and Abolitionist Poetics

Nonfiction: Alumni Writers Forum

Date/Time: Friday, March 16, 2018 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Event type: Nonfiction

 

The Department of English, Nonfiction Writing Program, will present an Alumni Writers Forum on Friday, March 16, 2018 at 4:00 pm in Smith-Buonanno Hall, Rm. 201, 95 Cushing Street. Four alums from the Nonfiction Writing Program will offer insights on careers in nonfiction writing, editing, and teaching. Poet and essayist, April Freely '04; "Wirecutter" staff writer, Sabrina Imbler '16; freelance writer and MFA student, Erica Schwiegershausen '13; and writer and environmental activist, Daniel Sherrell '13.5 will read from their work and talk about writing beyond Brown.

Jimmie Briggs, Great Nonfiction Writers Lecture Series

Date/Time: Monday, March 05, 2018 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Event type: Nonfiction

 

Lawrence Weschler Lecture

Date/Time: Monday, November 13, 2017 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Event type: Nonfiction

 

Jerald Walker, Great Nonfiction Writers Lecture Series

Date/Time: Monday, October 23, 2017 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Event type: Nonfiction

 

John Eligon talk

Date/Time: Tuesday, April 25, 2017 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Event type: Nonfiction

Casey Shearer Memorial Lecture: Ezra Edelman

Date/Time: Thursday, April 13, 2017 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Event type: Nonfiction

Oscar-winning director Ezra Edelman will deliver the 17th Annual Casey Shearer Memorial Lecture. Edelman directed the 2016 five-part documentary "O.J.: Made In America," for which he earned an Academy Award. He also co-produced the documentary "Cutie and the Boxer," a profile of a 40-year-old New York couple that was nominated for an Oscar in 2013. Edelman's lecture will precede a presentation of the 17th Annual Casey Shearer Memorial Awards for Excellence in Creative Nonfiction.

Alumnae Writers' Forum, Writing Diversity Lecture Series 2016-17

Date/Time: Monday, March 20, 2017 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Location: Petteruti Lounge, Stephen Robert '62 Center
Event type: Nonfiction

 

The Department of English, Nonfiction Writing Program, presents an “Alumnae Writers’ Forum” on Monday, March 20, 2017 at 4:00 pm in Petteruti Lounge, Stephen Robert ’62 Center, 75 Waterman St. This event will feature teacher Sara Mann '10; science writer Jean Hazel Mendoza '12; media writer Doreen St. Felix '14; and writer and editor Dayna Tortorici ’11 who will read from their work and talk about post-graduation careers for writers.