Topic: novelist

Novelist Colson Whitehead addressed a packed audience at the First Unitarian Church at an event hosted by the Athenaeum. Whitehead discussed his most recent novel, “The Nickel Boys,” as well as his career path.

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Colson Whitehead shares artistic journey

September 30, 2019 0 comments

Colson Whitehead, author of nine novels including the #1 New York Times best-seller “The Underground Railroad” and his latest 2019 release “The Nickel Boys,” took to the pulpit of the First Unitarian Church Friday night to read, laugh and discuss the qualms and joys of a writer’s life with a packed audience.

Professors Colin Channer (top) and John Cayley (bottom) read their poetry and prose at the Writers on Writing Reading Series last Thursday evening in the McCormack Theater.

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Professors of Literary Arts perform original works at department event

March 5, 2019 Comments are Disabled

As the lights dimmed and one sole spotlight shone down in the McCormack Family Theater, Professors of Literary Arts Colin Channer and John Cayley shared the podium for the Literary Arts Department’s Writers on Writing Reading Series.

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 Comments are Disabled

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

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 Comments are Disabled

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

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Channer experiments with language, plurality of culture

February 25, 2016 Comments are Disabled

Colin Channer, a 2011 transplant to the local Providence community, surveyed his audience in the McCormack Family Theatre at his reading Wednesday.