MEMORY/MEMOIR: Readings and Discussion by LeAnne Howe (English/American Indian Studies) and Audrey Petty (English), with Robert Ramirez (Theatre)

Date: February 27, 2013
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: IPRH, Humanities Lecture Hall

This event is free and open to the public.

This event features members of the U of I Creative Writing faculty reading from their soon-to-be-published works. Professor LeAnne Howe will be reading from “An American Indian in Japan,” a creative non-fiction story about her travels throughout Japan during the 1993 International Year of Indigenous People. The story is forthcoming in Choctalking on Other RealitiesNew and Selected Stories, Aunt Lute Books, 2013. Professor Audrey Petty will be reading from High Rise Stories, forthcoming in McSweeney’s Voice of Witness book series (summer 2013), for which she interviewed former residents of the Chicago housing projects Cabrini-Green and Robert Taylor Homes, among others, for their firsthand accounts of Chicago public housing. Each author will read a selection, chosen for its particular significance to the author and her primary creative intention(s). After the authors have finished reading, Professor Robert Ramirez will lead a discussion of the role of memory and memoir in the humanities more broadly, and we will open the floor for discussion with the audience.

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