Calendar of Events: Fall 2022

This fall, we’re excited to feature a full slate of in-depth readings and discussions with authors and journalists, and conversations on how to navigate the publishing industry and prepare to land your first book deal.

Chai & Chat: Cleyvis Natera
author of Neruda on the Park

Monday, Oct. 17, 5:30 – 6:30PM, Rifkind Center (NAC 6/316)

Novelist and essayist Cleyvis Natera will share from and discuss her debut novel. Neruda on the Park is a beautifully layered portrait of family, friendship, and ambition that weaves a rich and vivid tapestry of community, as well as the sacrifices we make to protect what we love most.

Spotlight: Writers on Iran, featuring Salar Abdoh, in conversation with journalist Chris Hedges

Tuesday, Nov. 1, 6:30 – 8:00pm, Shepard Hall 350

Salar Abdoh, author of Out of Mesopotamia, will be in conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges as part of our Spotlight: Writers’ on Iran series. Abdoh’s reading will represent the culmination of this series, and celebrate the paper-back release of Out of Mesopotamia, which Hedges called “One of a handful of great modern war novels…These wars will not end until we look at what we are doing and what we have done. Abdoh’s novel lifts the veil on the murderous insanity.”

Chai & Chat: Chris Dombrowski
author of The River You Touch

Tuesday, Nov. 8, 5:00 – 6:00pm, Rifkind Center (NAC 6/316)

Join us for a conversation with author Chris Dombrowski moderated by Michelle Valladares. In The River You Touch, Dombrowski moves seamlessly from the quotidian to the metaphysical, illuminating the experience of fatherhood with intimacy and grace. Spending time in wild places with his children, he learns that their youthful sense of wonder at the beauty and connectivity of the more-than-human world is not naïveté to be shed, but rather wisdom most of us lose along the way—wisdom that is essential for the possibility of transformation.


Thesis Writing Workshop

Thursday, Sep. 22, 5:00 – 6:00pm
Rifkind Center (NAC 6/316)

an overview of thesis guidelines, recommended for all students

Why the Book Proposal Matters
with Yahdon Israel senior editor, Simon & Schuster

Thursday, Nov. 10, 5:00 – 6:00pm Rifkind Center (NAC (6/316)

A conversation with Yahdon Israel, senior editor at Simon & Schuster, about what the book proposal is, why it matters, and how to master the form.