Arts Calendar

Auditions for "Victor, or Power to the Children"

Mon, Aug 28, 2023 6:30pm to 9pm

Auditions for the University Theater fall 2023 production of Victor, or the Power to the Children, a tragi-comedy, satire, poetic play written by the French surrealist playwright Roger Vitrac....

Ryan Studio, 212

Living Writers presents: Javier Zamora, author of Solito

Thu, Sep 7, 2023 4:30pm to 6pm

A poet’s memoir of the journey he undertook as a 9-year-old, an unaccompanied minor, from a tiny village in El Salvador to Arizona. “In the sea of immigration memoirs, this is a good one, written...

Persson Auditorium, 27

Living Writers presents: Emily St. John Mandel, author of The Sea of Tranquility

Thu, Sep 14, 2023 4:30pm to 6pm

The newest novel by the author of Station Eleven begins in 1912 as a young British immigrant, a so-called “remittance man,” wanders in the woods of western Canada, and undergoes a paranormal...

Persson Hall, 27

Living Writers presents: Kevin Young, author of Stones

Thu, Sep 28, 2023 4:30pm to 6pm

Poems about loss, looking back, and what binds us to life by one of the most well-known poets of our era. Stones is an ode to Young’s home places and his dear departed, and to what of them—of...

Persson Hall, 27

Living Writers presents: Anna DeForest, author of A History of Present Illness

Thu, Oct 5, 2023 4:30pm to 6pm

A first novel by a neurologist and palliative care physician who also holds an MFA in creative writing, A History of Present Illness is written from the perspective of a doctor who feels...

Persson Hall, 27

Living Writers presents: Silas House, author of Lark Ascending

Thu, Oct 19, 2023 4:30pm to 6pm

Both the environment and liberal society are on their way to collapsing when 20-year-old Lark sets out on an overcrowded yacht full of refugees headed from Maine to Ireland. Climate change has...

Persson Hall, 27

Living Writers presents: Melinda Moustakis, author of Homestead

Thu, Oct 26, 2023 4:30pm to 6pm

Moustakis’s debut novel opens in 1956, a time when the vast territory of Alaska is ripe for the taking, and it follows the story of a couple who settle on 150 acres there. “Stories of Alaska are...

Persson Hall, 27

Living Writers presents: Jocelyn Nicole Johnson, author of My Monticello

Thu, Nov 2, 2023 4:30pm to 6pm

The title novella of this debut collection spirals out from the real-life reality of climate change and the violent “Unite the Right” rally that took place in Charlottesville, Va., in 2017. The New...

Persson Hall, 27

Living Writers presents: Katie Kitamura, Intimacies

Thu, Nov 9, 2023 4:30pm to 6pm

“The appearance of simplicity is not the same thing as simplicity itself,” muses the narrator of Intimacies after discovering her Dutch boyfriend, Adriaan, is married. He admits to having a wife....

Persson Hall, 27

Living Writers presents: Margot Livesey, author of The Flight of Gemma Hardy

Thu, Nov 16, 2023 4:30pm to 6pm

A captivating tale, set in Scotland in the early 1960s, that is both an homage to and a modern variation on Jane Eyre. “Livesey is a lovely, fluid writer,” says the New York Times. “There’s much...

Persson Hall, 27

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