Topic: reading

John Banville read excerpts from his novel ‘The Infinities’ and offered aspiring writers career advice at a Literary Arts department event Monday.

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Booker Prize winner talks literary nuance

October 29, 2018 0 comments

Monday night, the Department of Literary Arts hosted Irish novelist John Banville, author of Booker Prize-winning novel “The Sea.”

Chris Kraus’ recently published biography of Kathy Acker — “After Kathy Acker” — delves into the life of the 1970s feminist and iconic postmodern literary figure.

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Writer Chris Kraus reads from latest work

October 1, 2018 0 comments

Last Thursday, the McCormack Family Theatre was home to author Chris Kraus as she shared excerpts out of her latest book, “After Kathy Acker,” a biography about punk poet and sex-positive feminist writer Kathy Acker, who found fame in the 1970s before fading from the limelight.

Peter Markus read excerpts from his book, “The Singing Fish” as part of the Writers on Writing seminar hosted by the Literary Arts Department. Markus described himself as a “failed musician,” but a pretty good writer.

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Peter Markus uses rhythmic cadence in narration of book

October 3, 2017 0 comments

The audience, mimicking the bright spotlight, was transfixed by Peter Markus as his reading teleported them into the sensory world of his unique novels.

Books on the Square hosts poignant, timely poetry reading

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Books on the Square hosts poignant, timely poetry reading

February 7, 2017 0 comments

Decorated poetess Tina Cane and up-and-coming poet Keegan Lester immersed Books on the Square’s audience in articulate elegance.

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Roose ’09.5 discusses making it as writer today

March 10, 2016 0 comments

Author and television producer Kevin Roose ’09.5 spoke about his experiences in media and journalism Wednesday at the Brown/RISD Hillel.

Novelist Ben Marcus MFA’91 read from his latest novel “The Grow-Light Blues”  Wednesday in the McCormack Family Theater. Marcus was on campus as part of an interview for a position in the Department of Literary Arts.

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Marcus MFA’91 reads from latest work

March 10, 2016 0 comments

Novelist Ben Marcus MFA’91 explored themes of health, vulnerability and technology’s dark side while reading his work “The Grow-Light Blues.”