Written, read and spoken

The schedule of lectures, discussions and readings over the next several months celebrates words written, read and spoken.

The feast of campus literary events through the end of the academic year is enough for even the most ravenous word nerd appetites.

Beginning with a pair of events on March 13, the René Girard Lecture by Timothy Snyder, author of Bloodlands, and readings by Stegner Fellows Jacques Rancourt and Austin Smith, and ending on May 23 with the Poetry Out Loud Competition, the offering of author talks, readings and scholarly discussions is tremendous.

The menu:

Inaugural René Girard Lecture by Timothy Snyder, Author of Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin

7pm March 13. Cubberley Auditorium.



A Reading by Stegner Fellows Jacques Rancourt and Austin Smith

7pm March 13. Terrace Room, Margaret Jacks Hall.



Translating New Woman: The Circulation and Appropriation of A Doll’s House in Colonial Korea

4:15pm March 14. Knight Building.



Creative Writing at Stanford: A History with Eavan Boland, Nancy Packer, Philip Levine and Scott Turow

7:30pm April 2. Cubberley Auditorium.



Lecture: A Courtyard in Flux: Moyshe Kulbak’s The Zelmenyaners and Soviet Jewish Culture with Sasha Senderovich

12pm April 4. Encina Hall Central.



A Reading by Howard Norman, Author and Three-Time Winner of the National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship

7pm April 10. Terrace Room, Margaret Jacks Hall.



Lecture: A New Illustrated Edition of Shahnameh: the Epic of the Persian Kings with Hamid Rahmanian

6:30pm April 11. Building 200.



To Write a Country: Home, Family and the Art of Remembrance in the Iranian Diaspora with Jasmin Darznik

6:30pm April 18. Building 200.



Finding Genius: An Evening with Michael Meade, Storyteller, Author and Mythologist

7:30pm April 19. Cubberley Auditorium.



A Company of Authors: Twelve Stanford Writers Present Their Recently Published Books

1pm April 20. Humanities Center.



The Wind of Freedom Blows: St. Lawrence String Quartet and Pegasus Physician Poets

5:30pm April 23. Cantor Arts Center.



A Reading by Stegner Fellows Hugh Martin and Monique Wentzel

7pm April 24. Terrace Room, Margaret Jacks Hall.



A Reading by Anne Carson, the Mohr Visiting Poet

8pm May 1. Cemex Auditorium.



A Reading by T.C. Boyle, Author of Fourteen Novels and Ten Short Story Collections

8pm May 6. Cemex Auditorium.



Poetry Out Loud Competition

7pm May 23. Terrace Room, Margaret Jacks Hall.