Past Events

  • 2015 Apr 28

    Lives, Narratives, Medicine— A Workshop

    4:00pm

    Location: 

    Thompson Room, Barker Center

    This writing workshop, led by Massachusetts General Hospital physician and writer Suzanne Koven, explores through narrative the encounter of self with illness, doctor with patient, body with mortality. 

  • 2015 Apr 28

    Breaking In with Recent Harvard Alumni

    2:00pm

    Location: 

    Thompson Room, Barker Center

    Hoping to see your work in print? Recent Harvard alumni share their tips and tricks for getting your writing out there. Panel to feature alumni Jesse Barron, Emily Graff, Kendall Kulper, and Margaret Ross.

  • 2015 Apr 28

    Patients, Doctors, and Stories: Intersections of Literature and Medicine

    12:00pm

    Location: 

    Thompson Room, Barker Center

    Featuring Rafael Campo, Suzanne Koven, Meghan O’Rourke, and Karen Thornber (moderator)

    The reality of disease may sometimes be easy to measure, but the experience of illness - for patients, loved ones, and clinicians alike - generally is difficult to convey. How can literature help bridge the gaps between patients and clinicians, patients and their families and friends, patients and their communities?  How do fiction, poetry, memoirs, and other forms of writing and narrative remind us that we are all...

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  • 2015 Apr 28

    Literary Walking Tour

    10:30am to 12:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Coop Bookstore Entrance, 1400 Mass. Ave.

    Meeting spot is in front of the Harvard Coop at 1400 Mass Ave.

    Whether you prefer Michael Crichton's Jurassic Park or H.W. Longfellow's The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere, something you love to read came out of Cambridge. Come discover which of your favorite writers attended Harvard, who of the literati grew up there, and how our Fair City has contributed to American literature from the very first book printed in British North America in the 1600s to the recent Harry Potter parties of the early 2000s. Cambridge Historical Tour guides,...

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  • 2015 Apr 27

    The Rise of Literary Television with Mad Men Creator Matthew Weiner

    8:00pm

    Location: 

    Sever Hall, Room 113

    Join Matthew Weiner, executive producer and head writer of AMC's hit TV show Mad Men, as he discusses the advent of literary programming in television over the past several years.

    Sever Hall, Room 113 (new location) *** This event is not ticketed, however, space is limited. If arriving early, please be cognizant of the classes taking place in Sever Hall.

  • 2015 Apr 27

    Literary Walking Tour

    4:00pm to 5:20pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Coop Bookstore Entrance, 1400 Mass. Ave.

    Meeting spot is in front of the Harvard Coop at 1400 Mass Ave.

    Whether you prefer Michael Crichton's Jurassic Park or H.W. Longfellow's The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere, something you love to read came out of Cambridge. Come discover which of your favorite writers attended Harvard, who of the literati grew up there, and how our Fair City has contributed to American literature from the very first book printed in British North America in the 1600s to the recent Harry Potter parties of the early 2000s. Cambridge Historical Tour guides,...

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  • 2014 May 01

    Margaret Atwood: Harvard Arts Medal Presentation

    4:00pm to 6:00pm

    Location: 

    Sanders Theater

    A conversation with Atwood moderated by actor John Lithgow ’67 and presentation of the Arts Medal by Harvard University President Drew Gilpin Faust on Thursday, May 1, at 4 pm at Sanders Theatre, 45 Quincy St. Tickets are required (free and limited to two per person), available in person, on the phone or online through the Harvard Box Office at 1350...

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  • 2014 May 01

    Speak Out Loud! A Workshop with Harvard’s spoken-word poets & storytellers

    2:00pm to 3:30pm

    Location: 

    Arts@29 Garden (29 Garden St)

    What happens when words  leave the page? Join Speak Out Loud, Harvard's only spoken word poetry group, in an exciting writing workshop. We'll discuss the art form, give prompts, and share original work. Come by ready to write and read work aloud!  Located in Harvard's exciting new collaborative ArtSpace, Arts@29 Garden

  • 2014 May 01

    “The Critic and the Crowd: The Futures of Literary Communities” with Christina Thompson, Parul Sehgal, Jeffrey Howe, Max Magee

    12:00pm to 1:30pm

    Location: 

    Thompson Room, Barker Center

    Parul Sehgal of The New York Times Book Review, C. Max Magee of The Millions, Christina Thompson of Harvard Review, and Jeff Howe, author of Crowdsourcing and founder of The Atlantic’s Twitter book group #1book140 discuss the state of the book review in 2014, the roles of critic and crowd in building community, and how to join the conversation as a publishing reviewer.

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