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|
|January 22, 2015|
|Logan Center, Seminar Terrace 801||Reading by Charles Bock |
Charles Bock will read from his forthcoming book Enlightenment. Bock is the author of the bestselling novel, Beautiful Children, which was a New York Times Notable Book, and won the Sue Kaufman Award ...
|January 23, 2015|
|Logan Center, Seminar Terrace 801||Charles Bock: In Conversation with Vu Tran |
Award-winning writer Charles Bock appears in conversation with Vu Tran as part of the Fictions & Forms Series. Together, they’ll discuss the relationship between experience and imagination, exploring ...
|January 29, 2015|
|Logan Center, Seminar Terrace 801||Reading by Daniel Borzutzky |
Recipient of the 2015 Ron Offen Poetry Prize, Daniel Borzutsky reads from his latest works, In the Murmurs of the Rotten Carcass Economy and Bedtime Stories for the End of the World. Borzutzky’s poetr...
|February 03, 2015|
|Logan Center, Seminar Terrace 801||“On Becoming a Writer: Josep Pla's The Gray Notebook” Lecture by Peter Bush |
Catalonian writer Josep Pla wrote an astonishing diary in 1918-1919 when he was just twenty-one, in which he describes life in Barcelona and on the Costa Brava, as well as the process of becoming a wr...
|February 05, 2015|
|Logan Center, Seminar Terrace 801||Reading by Eleanor Henderson |
Eleanor Henderson reads from her novel Ten Thousand Saints, which was named one of the 10 Best Books of 2011 by The New York Times and a finalist for the Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction from th...
|February 06, 2015|
|Logan Center, Seminar Terrace 801||Eleanor Henderson: In Conversation with Will Boast |
Novelist Eleanor Henderson appears in conversation with Will Boast as part of the Fictions & Forms Series. Together, they’ll discuss the intersection of experience and imagination in fiction writing, ...
|February 12, 2015|
|Logan Center, Seminar Terrace 801||Reading by Benjamin Friedlander |
Poet Benjamin Friedlander reads from his latest works. Friedlander is the author of the poetry collections One Hundred Etudes, Citizen Cain, The Missing Occasion of Saying Yes, and A Knot is Not a Tan...
|February 13, 2015|
|Logan Center, Seminar Terrace 801||Lecture by Benjamin Friedlander |
Poet Benjamin Friedlander delivers a talk engaging with the concepts and practices of contemporary poetry. Friedlander is the author of Simulcast: Four Experiments in Criticism, and the editor, most r...
|February 19, 2015|
|Logan Center, Seminar Terrace 801||Reading by Nicholas Montemarano |
Nicholas Montemarano reads from his latest novel, The Book of Why. Montemarano is also the author of the novel, A Fine Place, and the short story collection If the Sky Falls, a New York Times Book Rev...
|February 20, 2015|
|Logan Center, Seminar Terrace 801||Nicholas Montemarano: In Conversation with Rachel DeWoskin |
Novelist Nicholas Montemarano is joined by Rachel DeWoskin for a discussion on the sources that writers tap into—including memory, imagination, observation, and even the work of other writers—when nav...
|March 05, 2015|
|Logan Center, Seminar Terrace 801||“The Task of the Translator” Lecture by David Bellos |
Translator and author David Bellos makes a case for why translation is at the heart of who we are and all that we do. His book Is That A Fish in Your Ear? Translation and the Meaning of Everything was...
|March 06, 2015|
|Logan Center, Seminar Terrace 801||David Bellos: In Conversation with Rachel DeWoskin |
It’s not until a biographer’s love and admiration for his subject is tested that the true story comes to life. David Bellos discusses what he’s learned from three wildly different attempts to bring to...