Category: Prose & Poetry

Creative Writing Department Hosts Poetry Reading at The Castle

December 3rd, 2012 in Prose & Poetry 0 comments

Join poetry lovers at The Castle at 7:30 p.m. December 6 to listen to the graceful words of Pulitzer Prize winner C.K. Williams and BU alumna Eleanor Goodman.

A book signing will follow the reading, hosted by the Creative Writing Department as part of the Robert Lowell Memorial Reading Series.

C. K. Williams has won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award, among other honors. A book of poems, Writers Writing Dying, was published this autumn, as was a book of essays, In Time: Poets, Poems, and the Rest.  He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and teaches in the Creative Writing Program at Princeton University.

Eleanor Goodman writes poetry, fiction, and criticism, and translates from Chinese. Her work appears in journals such as Pathlight, PN Review, Los Angeles Review, Chutzpah 天南, Pleiades, The Guardian, Cha, and The Best American Poetry website. She has held residencies at the American Academy in Rome and the Vermont Studio Center, and is currently a Research Associate at the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard University.

The event is free and open to the public.

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Gotlieb Center presents In Conversation with Christopher Ricks: Samuel Beckett Going to Confessions

February 2nd, 2012 in All-University Events, Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center, Presentations, Prose & Poetry 0 comments

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Today, the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center will host “In Conversation with Christopher Ricks – Samuel Beckett: Going to Confessions, Part 3” as part of the Student Enrichment Series.

Join Professor Christopher Ricks as he presents and discusses the play, “Eh Joe” preceded by the chance to experience the art of Samuel Beckett in performance. Professor Ricks is the William M. and Sara B. Warren Professor of the Humanities at Boston University and is the co-director of the Editorial Institute.

“In Conversation with Christopher Ricks” will be hosted February 7, 2012 at 7 p.m. in the Richards-Roosevelt Room on the first floor of Mugar Memorial Library. The event is open to students as well as the general public and admission is free based on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, please visit the Gotlieb website.

Contact Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center at 617-353-3696; archives@bu.edu

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Observing Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

January 13th, 2012 in All-University Events, Arts, Concerts, Lectures, Musical Performances, Prose & Poetry 0 comments

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Boston University will celebrate the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (GRS’55, Hon.’59) on Monday with an event, Manifest Our Destiny, which will include talks and performances by the BU community. The celebration, one of the largest MLK Day events in Boston, is an annual event which began before the first observance of the national holiday in 1986. Manifest Our Destiny takes place Monday, January 16th at 1 p.m., in the Metcalf Ballroom in the George Sherman Union. The event is free and open to the public, and will also be broadcast live on UStream.

For all of the events scheduled the weekend of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, visit BU Today.

Related Resources: Martin Luther King, Jr. at Boston University

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Archive: Located at the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center at Boston University

MLK’s Mentor Revealed: Second volume of papers traces Howard Thurman’s thinking pre-BU. (BU Today)

Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Roommate Reminisces: John Bustamante recalls Coretta Scott at Myles Standish, and Dorchester digs. (BU Today)

Paul Farmer on Martin Luther King, Jr.: Keynote address from medical anthropologist Paul Farmer, the founder of the international aid organization Partners in Health, in 2009. (BUniverse video)

Pin His Ear to the Wisdom Post: Martin Luther King, Jr. and the School of Prophets: Martin Luther King, Jr.’s only living sibling, Christine King Farris, is honored at an exhibition of MLK’s archives at Boston University in 2009, hosted by Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center. (BUniverse video)

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Notable 2011 lectures and events recap: Kay Ryan

January 2nd, 2012 in Arts, Best of 2011, Prose & Poetry 0 comments

With 2011 behind us, we’re looking back on some of the distinguished visitors to the Boston University campus.

The Robert Lowell Memorial Lecture, which pairs a poet with a recent graduate of the Creative Writing Program, welcomed former U.S. poet laureate and Pulitzer Prize winner Kay Ryan and alumna Katherine Hollander (GRS’06, ’14), introduced by three-time U.S. poet laureate and BU professor Robert Pinsky, on April 25:

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View more lectures and events from 2011 here.

Notable 2011 lectures and events recap: Jill Abramson

December 30th, 2011 in Best of 2011, Lectures, Prose & Poetry 0 comments

As 2011 winds to a close, we’re looking back on some of the distinguished visitors to the Boston University campus.

New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson discussed the future of narrative journalism in her keynote at the Power of Narrative Conference, hosted by the College of Communication, on April 30:

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View more lectures and events from 2011 here.

Notable 2011 lectures and events recap: Henri Cole

December 23rd, 2011 in Arts, Best of 2011, Lectures, Prose & Poetry 0 comments

As 2011 winds to a close, we’re looking back on some of the distinguished visitors to the Boston University campus.

The Robert Lowell Memorial Lecture, which pairs a poet with a recent graduate of the Creative Writing Program, welcomed poet Henri Cole and alumna Sara Peters (GRS’08), introduced by three-time U.S. poet laureate and BU professor Robert Pinsky, on September 14:

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View more lectures and events from 2011 here.

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Sociologist Peter Berger to discuss new book at Brookline Booksmith

October 31st, 2011 in Arts, Off Campus, Prose & Poetry 0 comments

Adventures of an Accidental Sociologist: Book Cover

Dr. Peter L. Berger, Professor Emeritus of religion, sociology and theology, will be speaking at Brookline Booksmith on Wednesday, November 9th at 7:00 pm. Berger will discuss his new memoir, Adventures of an Accidental Sociologist: How to Explain the World Without Becoming A Bore.

Brookline Booksmith is located at 279 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA. The event is free and open to the public. Please visit the Brookline Booksmith events page for more information.


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