Events

Upcoming Events

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.

David Shields, Writing Diversity Series

Date/Time: Monday, March 06, 2017 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Event type: Nonfiction

 

Gina Rodriguez-Drix, Writing Diversity Series

Date/Time: Monday, February 27, 2017 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Location: George Houston Bass Performing Arts Space, Churchill House
Event type: Nonfiction


Gina Rodriguez-Drix, ’08.5, writer, performer, birth worker, and arts administrator, will discuss "The Subversive Tools We Carry: Writing from the intersection of cultural production and reproductive justice" on February 27, 5:30 pm, in the George Houston Bass Performing Arts Space, Churchill House, 155 Angell St. Her talk will explore writing as a tool of resilience in times of tyranny, the art(ists) at stake, and the role of reproductive justice in a changing cultural and political landscape.

Karsonya Wise Whitehead, Writing Diversity lecture series

Date/Time: Wednesday, November 02, 2016 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Event type: Nonfiction

 

Ted Gup, Writing Diversity lecture series

Date/Time: Tuesday, October 18, 2016 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Event type: Nonfiction

 

The Vietnam War: Our Veterans' Stories

Date/Time: Saturday, May 28, 2016 12:00am - 12:00am
Event type: Nonfiction

Professor Beth Taylor, Co-Director of the Nonfiction Writing Program, moderates a panel of alumni veterans and family who discuss their memories from the Vietnam War. This event is sponsored by the Brown University Library, Brown Alumni Association, and the Nonfiction Writing Program, Department of English.

 



William Rashbaum

Date/Time: Friday, April 22, 2016 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Event type: Nonfiction

 

Veteran “New York Times” reporter, William Rashbaum, will talk about covering the police and other criminal justice issues on Friday, April 22, 2016, from 3:00-5:30 pm in the Department of English, Room 130. This talk will take place during Tracy Breton’s Nonfiction Writing class, ENGL 1160F, Reporting Crime and Justice.

Kate Buford Master Class

Date/Time: Thursday, April 21, 2016 1:00pm - 2:20pm
Event type: Nonfiction

 

Professional biographer Kate Buford will offer a master class as part of Carol DeBoer-Langworthy’s Biography course ENGL1190C, April 21, 1-2:20 pm in Smith-Buonanno Hall, Rm. 206. Buford will discuss her award-winning “Native American Son: The Life and Sporting Legend of Jim Thorpe” to illustrate the craft of telling a complicated life. Thorpe (1887-1953) was the greatest multi-sport athlete of modern times at the dawn of American organized sports. This event is open to the campus community.