Nonfiction Events Archive

All Hallows’ Read

Friday, October 30, 2020

7:30pm - 8:30pm

Nonfiction Writing Program, Department of English

Come to a Nonfiction Writing Program “All Hallows’ Read!”

To celebrate Halloween in this unusual, socially-distanced year, you are invited to a Zoom reading of the scariest nonfiction and fiction texts, featuring the faculty in the Nonfiction Writing Program, on the night before Halloween.

Come to see and support your friends in the English Department, and to celebrate Halloween and our virtual Brown community in style!

Amy Pickworth, [email protected] Lecture Series

Friday, November 8, 2019

6:00pm - 7:30pm

Department of English, Nonfiction Writing Program

Smith-Buonanno Hall

Room 106

Bigfoot for Woman

Amy Pickworth’s poems have appeared in Delirious Hem; Dusie; Forklift, Ohio; Love’s Executive Order; New Ohio Review; Smartish Pace; The Journal (Ohio State); Two Serious Ladies; and other publications. Her book Bigfoot for Women (Orange Monkey Book Prize, intro by Matt Hart) was released in 2014.

Francisco Cantú, [email protected] Lecture Series

Friday, October 18, 2019

6:00pm - 7:30pm

Department of English, Nonfiction Writing Program

Granoff Center for the Creative Arts

Martinos Auditorium

The Line Becomes a River:  Dispatches from the US-Mexico Border

Daniel Denvir, [email protected] Lecture Series

Friday, September 20, 2019

6:00pm - 7:30pm

Department of English, Nonfiction Writing Program

Smith-Buonanno Hall

Room 106

All American Nativism:  How the Bipartisan War on Immigrants Explains Politics as We Know It

Daniel Denvir is an award-winning journalist, Visiting Fellow in International and Public Affairs at Brown University’s Watson Institute and the host of “The Dig,” a podcast from Jacobin magazine. He will be presenting All-American Nativism, his book on the history of immigration politics.

[email protected] - Alumni Writers Forum

Friday, March 8, 2019

4:00pm - 5:30pm

Department of English, Nonfiction Writing Program

Smith-Buonanno Hall

Room 201

Four alums from the Nonfiction Writing Program will offer insights on careers in nonfiction writing, editing, publishing, and teaching. Essayist and n+1 publicity coordinator, Elisabeth Borst ’17.5; Studio Theatre grants coordinator and writer, Sarah Cooke ’17; award-winning writer and producer, Jessica Weisberg ’06; and award-winning writer and teacher, Cutter Wood ’06, will read from their work and talk about writing beyond Brown.

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.