Spring 2014

As part of the Writing Lives Series, the Heyman Center for the Humanities presents an evening with poet and novelist Michael Ondaatje—author of the Booker Prize winning The English Patient. Ondaatje will read from his work and a Q&A will follow. Michael Ondaatje will be in conversation with Saskia Hamilton, Professor of English at Barnard College, and C.D. Wright, I.J. Kapstein Professor of Literary Arts at Brown University. Sonali Deraniyagala, Author of Wave and Adjunct Associate Professor in the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia, will provide an introduction. Please note: Seating is limited for this event.

Author Jeffrey Eugenides will discuss the craft of writing. The event is part of the Heyman Center for the Humanities Writing Lives Series and the Columbia School of the Arts Creative Writing Lecture series. Jeffrey Eugenides is the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel Middlesex, and the greatly acclaimed novel The Virgin Suicides. His most recent novel, The Marriage Plot, won prizes for the best foreign novel published in France. Note: Due to the large crowd expected at this event, please arrive early. We cannot exceed the room capacity for safety reasons. Thank you for your understanding.  

As part of The Writing Lives Series at the Heyman Center for the Humanities and the Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race's Artist at the Center Series, author Junot Díaz will read from his work and discuss his writing. Díaz will be in discussion with Alondra Nelson, Professor of Sociology at Columbia, and Frances Negrón-Muntaner, Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia. Note: Due to the large crowd expected at this event, please arrive early. The event space holds 400 people. We cannot exceed the room capacity for safety reasons and cannot let in any attendees over 400. Thank you for your understanding.

The Graduate Writing Program at the School of the Arts and the Heyman Center for the Humanities welcome award-winning poet Jorie Graham.    

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