Digital Historical Re-creation of Events and Spaces in the Holocaust - Anne Knowles Lecture
– 6:00 PM
Visual Arts Center, Beam Classroom
Visiting Writers Series: A Reading by Richard Russo
– 8:00 PM
Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Russo will read from a selection of his works.
Russo's first novel, Mohawk, was published in 1986 while he was teaching at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. His 2001 novel, Empire Falls received the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. In addition, Russo has published six other novels and a short story collection. He has also written a number of screenplays, including co-writing the 1998 film Twilight with director Robert Benton, the teleplay for the HBO adaptation of Empire Falls, the screenplay for the 2005 film Ice Harvest, and the screenplay for the 2005 Niall Johnson film Keeping Mum.
Russo has a BA, an MFA, and PhD from the University of Arizona, and has taught at Colby College in Maine.
Sponsored by the English Department Visiting Writers Series.
This is a non-ticketed event, free and open to the public.