ANNE FADIMAN will be reading tonight at the Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, 8:30 PM. FREE and open to the public!
Celebrating our 13th Season
Writer Anne Fadiman speaks to Rain Taxi editor Eric Lorberer about her National Book Critics Circle Award winning book, The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down, on the occasion of its 15th year anniversary and re-release. The book explores the clash between cultures as a California hospital and a refugee Hmong family disagree over the treatment for their youngest child Lia Lee.
Monday, April 15, 8:30pm, Frick Fine Arts Auditorium: ANNE FADIMAN
Fadiman has won National Magazine Awards for both reporting and essays. She is the author of The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures. Her essays and articles have appeared in Harper’s, The New Yorker, and The New York Times.
Reading: Thursday, April 4 at 8:30 in CL 501
Q&A for students: Thursday, April 4 at 4:00 in G28 Benedum
(focus on American Fanatics)
Pitt English alum Dorothy Barresi is the author of four books of poetry:
*American Fanatics***(University of Pittsburgh Press, 2010), *Rouge Pulp* (Pitt Press)
*The Post-Rapture Diner*(winner of the American Book Award);
and *All of the Above (*winner of the Barnard New Women Poet’s Prize*).*
She has received two Pushcart Prizes, the Emily Clark Balch Prize from *Virginia Quarterly Review*, and a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship; Currently serving as a judge for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in poetry, Barresi is Professor of English and Creative Writing at California
State University, Northridge.****
Ian McEwan, author of ‘Solar’ describes his writing process, how he schedule’s his day and about his homemade desks.
PCWS presents Ian McEwan
.William Pitt Ballroom
FREE FREE FREE
Pittsburgh Contemporary Writers Series presents acclaimed author Ian McEwan for a public reading.
Ian McEwan’s works have earned him worldwide critical acclaim. He has been shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize for Fiction numerous times, winning the award for Amsterdam in 1998. His novel Atonement received the WH Smith Literary Award (2002), National Book Critics’ Circle Fiction Award (2003), Los Angeles Times Prize for Fiction (2003), and the Santiago Prize for the European Novel (2004). He was awarded a CBE in 2000. In 2006, he won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for his novel Saturday, and his novel On Chesil Beach was named Galaxy Book of the Year at the 2008 British Book Awards. McEwan has been named the Reader’s Digest Author of the Year for 2008, the 2010 Peggy V. Helmerich Distinguished Author Award, and in 2011 was awarded the Jerusalem Prize. McEwan lives in London. His latest novel is Sweet Tooth.
Date: 03/26/2013 – 8:30pm – 10:00pm
Location: William Pitt Union Ballroom
Inferno (a poet’s novel)
“I was completely stupefied by Inferno in the best of ways. In fact, I think I must feel kind of like Dante felt after seeing the face of God. My descriptive capacity just fails, gives way completely. But I can tell you that Eileen Myles made me understand something I didn’t before. And really, what more can you ask of a novel, or a poet’s novel, or a poem, or a memoir, or whatever the hell this shimmering document is? Just read it.” — Alison Bechdel
WINNER OF THE 2010 LAMBDA LITERARY AWARD FOR BEST LESBIAN FICTION