Literature Events

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Upcoming Events

Why 2020 Makes the Case for 10% Less Democracy
Speaker: 
Garett Jones
Wednesday, December 16th, 4-5pm PT / 7-8pm ET

How did U.S. government elites handle the many crises of 2020? Garett Jones argues that in 2020, the elites did well (at least, when they kept a safe distance from the voters).

Past Events

How to Draw a Cartoon Like The New Yorker
Speaker: 
Jake Goldwasser
Monday, November 16th, 5-6:30pm PT / 8-9:30pm ET

In this 90 minute session, participants will learn the history, composition, and theory of single-panel cartoons. Everyone will then have the opportunity to draw their own cartoon (but no artistic experience is necessary).

Spoken Word Poetry Workshop
Speaker: 
Jamey Williams
Thursdays, October 29th, November 5th, November 12th, November 19th, 5-6pm PT / 8-9pm ET

It’s no secret that 2020 has been a stressful year for everyone. Heal, laugh, and explore yourself through a spoken word poetry workshop taught by “the nicest poet in the country.”

Spoken Word Poetry Workshop (First session)
Speaker: 
Jamey Williams
Thursday, October 29th, 5-6pm PT / 8-9pm ET

It’s no secret that 2020 has been a stressful year for everyone. Heal, laugh, and explore yourself through a spoken word poetry workshop taught by “the nicest poet in the country.”

Frida Kahlo: Artist and Rebel
Speaker: 
Bárbara Mujica
Thursdays, October 22nd and 29th, 5-6:30pm PT / 8-9:30pm ET

Today, images of Frida Kahlo are ubiquitous in mainstream culture. But in her time, Kahlo was a rebel who challenged the status quo with her paintings and her life. Join renowned literature professor and novelist Dr. Barbara Mujica for a two-part talk on the captivating life and art of Frida Kahlo.

Art Imitating Life: How Climate Fiction Addresses Climate Change
Speaker: 
John Sitter
Wednesday, September 23rd, 5-6:30pm PT / 8-9:30pm ET

As ice caps melt and temperatures rise, novels about climate change have moved from the margins to the center of world literature. In this seminar, we will explore the emerging genre of climate fiction (aka "cli-fi") and discuss how the best work in this genre helps us understand our moment and imagine possible futures.

The Past, Present, and Future of Jewish American Literature in 60 Minutes or Less
Speaker: 
Andrew Ridker
Sunday, September 6th, 5-6pm PT / 8-9pm ET

Join acclaimed novelist Andrew Ridker for a fascinating talk and discussion on the past, present, and future of Jewish American literature, including how Jewish American literature responds to and shapes the ever-changing role of Jews in America.

The Strange History of Personality Testing and Its Continued Allure
Speaker: 
Merve Emre
Wednesday, May 6th, 9-10am PT / 12-1pm ET

Oxford English professor Merve Emre explains the bizarre origins of personality testing and explores why these tests continue to intrigue us.

The Future of Jewish American Literature
Speaker: 
Andrew Ridker
Friday, April 17th, 5:30-6:30pm PT / 8:30-9:30pm ET

Join acclaimed novelist Andrew Ridker for an engaging talk and discussion on the past, present, and future of Jewish American literature.

The Future of Jewish American Literature
Speaker: 
Andrew Ridker
Monday, March 23rd, 5-6pm PT / 8-9pm ET

Join acclaimed novelist Andrew Ridker for an engaging talk and discussion on the past, present, and future of Jewish American literature.