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  • Alice McDermott Q&A

    4/16/14
    4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Little Building
    Charles Beard Room

    The Department of Writing, Literature and Publishing invites you to the WLP Reading Series on Wednesday, April 16th, featuring award-winning author Alice McDermott. There will be a Q&A with McDermott at 4 p.m. in the Charles Beard Room, located in the Little Building, at 80 Boylston Street. A reading of McDermott's work will follow at 6 p.m. in the Bill Bordy Theater, 216 Tremont Street, Boston MA.


    Alice McDermott is the author of seven novels, the latest of which is entitled Someone. She has been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize three times and has won both the National Book Award and American Book Award. McDermott's work has also been published in The New York Times, The New Yorker, and The Washington Post. She currently teaches at Johns Hopkins University.

    Sponsored by Department of Writing, Literature & Publishing

    For more information please contact:
    Nicole Martignetti
    617-824-8229

  • Alice McDermott Reading

    4/16/14
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    216 Tremont
    Bill Bordy Theater

     The Department of Writing, Literature and Publishing invites you to the WLP Reading Series on Wednesday, April 16th, featuring award-winning author Alice McDermott. There will be a Q&A with McDermott at 4 p.m. in the Charles Beard Room, located in the Little Building, at 80 Boylston St. A reading of McDermott's work will follow at 6 p.m. in the Bill Bordy Theater, 216 Tremont St., Boston MA.


    Alice McDermott is the author of seven novels, the latest of which is entitled Someone. She has been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize three times and has won both the National Book Award and American Book Award. McDermott's work has also been published in The New York Times, The New Yorker, and The Washington Post. She currently teaches at Johns Hopkins University.

    Sponsored by Department of Writing, Literature & Publishing

    For more information please contact:
    Nicole Martignetti
    617-824-8229

  • Bright Lights: From Book to Screen and Back again with Semel Screenwriting Chair Rafael Yglesias

    4/17/14
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Paramount Center
    Bright Family Screening Room

    Award-winning author and screenwriter Rafael Yglesias confesses how he became a writer and survived working with great directors such as Peter Weir and Roman Polanski.

    Rafael Yglesias finished his first novel on his 16th birthday. Doubleday published it the following year in 1972. In his 40-year career he has had nine novels published and five screenplays produced. In 1992, he adapted his seventh novel, Fearless, to the screen. Peter Weir directed, Jeff Bridges, and Rosie Perez starred in the film. Other adaptations to the screen were Death and the Maiden, Les MiserablesFrom Hell, and Dark Water. They were directed by Roman Polanski, Bille August, the Hughes Brothers and Walter Salles. Those films starred Sigourney Weaver, Ben Kingsley, Liam Neeson, Geoffrey Rush, Uma Thurman, Claire Danes, Johnny Depp, and Jennifer Connelly. His latest novel, A Happy Marriage, won the 2009 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for fiction. His tenth novel, The Wisdom of Perversity, will be published next year.

    Sponsored by Department of Visual and Media Arts with School of the Arts

    For more information please contact:
    Anna Feder

  • First-Year Writing Program Showcase of Student Work

    4/24/14
    4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    State Transportation Building
    10 Park Plaza
    2nd floor conference rooms
    Boston, MA 02116
    United States of America

    Please join the First-Year Writing Program as they share and showcase student work from throughout the 2013-2014 academic year. Over 30 WR121: Research Writing courses will be represented. The FYWP Showcase of Student Work is a platform for students to publicly share and celebrate their year-long study of writing and intellectual inquiry through the collaborations, research, and multimodal projects produced during their time in the FYWP courses. This year's theme is "Works in Progress."

    The FYWP strives to create spaces for all writers to showcase their work no matter their major, age, educational background, language, or personal history—we value diversity in our writers, their processes, and their stories. The FYWP Showcase is a space to celebrate this diversity as we learn from each other and our personal works in progress.

    Sponsored by Department of Writing, Literature & Publishing with First-Year Writing Program, Iwasaki Library

    For more information please contact:
    Elizabeth Parfitt

  • What Ships Are For

    4/26/14
    8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
    216 Tremont
    Bill Bordy Theatre

    What Ships Are For is a one woman show written and performed by Emerson student, Corey Ruzicano. Honest and inspiring, this story bravely depicts the strengths and sometimes short-comings of family, while also reminding us to take chances and open our minds and hearts to the possibility of change.

    "A ship is safe in the harbor, but that's not what ships are for."


    Written by Corey Ruzicano

    Directed by Brenna Sweet

    Produced by Emily Scott Simpson

    April 26th and April 27th at 8pm

    Sponsored by Mercutio

    For more information please contact:
    Brenna Sweet

  • What Ships Are For

    4/27/14
    8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
    216 Tremont
    Bill Bordy Theatre

    What Ships Are For is a one woman show written and performed by Emerson student, Corey Ruzicano. Honest and inspiring, this story bravely depicts the strengths and sometimes short-comings of family, while also reminding us to take chances and open our minds and hearts to the possibility of change.

    "A ship is safe in the harbor, but that's not what ships are for."


    Written by Corey Ruzicano

    Directed by Brenna Sweet

    Produced by Emily Scott Simpson

    April 26th and April 27th at 8pm

    Sponsored by Mercutio

    For more information please contact:
    Brenna Sweet