The University of Chicago Committee on Creative Writing has been proud to host readings and lectures by writers including Daniel Alarcón, Charles D'Ambrosio, Lydia Davis, Karen Russell, Zadie Smith, Nick Laird, Scott Wolven, Elif Shafak, Denis Johnson, Dawn Turner Trice, Neil Gaiman, Danny Hoch, Darcy Frey, Alan Burdick, Ben Doyle, Eula Biss, Sam White, Michael Earl Craig, and Steve Yarbrough. See archive for more details
- All events are free and open to the public unless noted otherwise.
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|Date / Time||Location||Description|
|April 09, 2015|
|Seminary Co-op Bookstore||Amit Chaudhuri on 'Odysseus Abroad' |
Award-winning novelist and essayist Amit Chaudhuri will read from and discuss his new novel, Odysseus Abroad, which marks his return to fiction and pays homage to Homer's The Odyssey and Joyce's Ulyss...
|April 23, 2015|
|Logan Center, Performance Penthouse 901||Reading by Ben Marcus |
Ben Marcus reads from his latest collection Leaving the Sea, which The New York Times describes as “a wonder and a cautionary tale all in one.” Marcus is the author of several books, including The Fla...
|April 24, 2015|
|Logan Center, Seminar Terrace 801||Ben Marcus: In Conversation with Vu Tran |
Award-winning novelist and short fiction writer Ben Marcus appears in conversation with Vu Tran as part of the Kestnbaum Family Writer-in-Residence Program. Together, they’ll discuss the wide aestheti...
|April 28, 2015|
04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
|Franke Institute for the Humanities||Monkey Business: Contemporary Writing from Japan |
Lecture and Discussion.
The first hour will include a reading by novelist Matsuda Aoko and a live 'drawing' with graphic novelist Kitamura Satoshi, moderated by Rachel DeWoskin (Committee on Creati...
|May 07, 2015|
|Logan Center, Seminar Terrace 801||Reading by Emily Rapp Black |
Emily Rapp Black reads from a new essay. Rapp Black is the author of Poster Child: A Memoir and The Still Point of the Turning World, a New York Times bestseller. Her work has appeared in The New York...
|May 21, 2015|
|Logan Center, Seminar Terrace 801||Reading by Jennifer duBois |
Jennifer duBois reads from her newest novel, Cartwheel, which won of the Housatonic Book Award for Fiction and was a finalist for the New York Public Library’s Young Lions Award. DuBois is also the au...
|May 22, 2015|
|Logan Center, Seminar Terrace 801||English BA Student Reading |
Fourth year students read from their creative and critical BAs.
|May 27, 2015|
|Logan Center, Seminar Terrace 801||Creative BA Student Reading |
Fourth year students read from their creative BAs.