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March 2018

A Conversation with Aimee Bender

March 12 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The McCoy Center for Ethics and Society, in partnership with the Creative Writing Program, is pleased to present the explosive linguistic talent and boundary blurring short story writer and novelist, Aimee Bender. The author of three collections of short stories, a novel, and a novella, Bender is one of the most respected and anthologized fiction writers of her generation. From the groundbreaking debut Girl with Flammable Skirt to the emotive flavors of the Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake, Bender’s prose is, in the words…

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April 2018

A Reading with Ron Carlson, the Stein Visiting Writer

April 18 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Ron Carlson’s most recent novel is Return to Oakpine. His short stories have appeared in Esquire, Harpers, The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, and other journals, as well as The Best American Short Stories, The O’Henry Prize Series, The Pushcart Prize Anthology, The Norton Anthology of Short Fiction and other anthologies; they have been performed on National Public Radio’s “This American Life” and “Selected Shorts.” Ron Carlson Writes a Story, his book on writing is taught widely. He is the author of two books of poems, Room Service and The Blue Box. He has been awarded…

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International Health Humanities Consortium Conference 2018

April 20 7:30 am - 8:00 pm

The Health Humanities Consortium promotes health humanities scholarship, education, and practices through interdisciplinary methods and theories that focus on the intersection of the arts and humanities, health, illness, and healthcare, with annual conferences sharing practices and scholarship. This year’s conference coincides with the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, and as such will highlight the themes of science’s risky aspirations and how the humanities help communicate them. Keynote speakers include Alexander Nemerov, Professor of Art and Art History…

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