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Languages and Literature

L&L Shares: Jeffrey S. Copeland's "I'm Published! Now What?"

Jeffrey S. Copeland will discuss I'm Published! Now What? as part of the L&L Shares series. Those who are currently writing or have already published a book must face one of the biggest challenges in publishing: creating successful book events, readings and promotions. Although getting published is a wonderful milestone, it is only the first step at the beginning of a long journey. Without an author’s careful preparation and dedication to promoting the book--to building a readership--a book can languish on the shelves. 

 

Roundtable: community engagement & service learning

Languages & Literatures faculty will host a roundtable discussion on community engagement and service learning. How can the work of the university expand beyond the boundaries of campus? Faculty members Cheri Roberts, Elizabeth Zwanziger, Jenny Cooley, Elise DuBord and Adrienne Lamberti will share their community engagement and service learning experiences. Bring your own ideas to share.

Paul Griner Fiction Reading

Paul Griner will talk about his new books: the short story collection Hurry Please I Want To Know and the thriller Second LifeGriner is the author of the acclaimed novels Collectors and The German Woman and the story collection Follow Me. He teaches creative writing at the University of Louisville.

Public Debate: “Resolved: The United States Should Officially Recognize the Armenian Genocide"

UNI Speech and Debate and the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education are organizing a public debate on the topic, “Resolved: The United States Should Officially Recognize the Armenian Genocide."

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, often called the “first genocide of the twentieth century.”   Although the Republic of Turkey has steadfastly denied that the event in question was a genocide, there is almost unanimous agreement among historians and genocide scholars that the Armenians of the Ottoman Empire were the victims of genocide. Many countries have officially recognized the Armenian Genocide; others, including the United States, have not.  For many countries, the issue of recognizing the Armenian Genocide dramatizes the frequent conflict in foreign policy between moral and pragmatic priorities.

Two members of UNI Speech and Debate will debate each other. The debate format will offer the audience the opportunity to provide commentary and feedback during the debate that the debaters may use in their closing statements.

This event is free and open to the public.  

Final Thursday Reading Series: Jeffrey S. Copeland

Jeffrey S. Copeland, author of Ain’t No Harm To Kill the Devil: The Life and Legacy of John Fairfield, Abolitionist For Hire. Copeland is the author of several books of literary nonfiction, including Shell Games: The Life and Times of Pearl McGill, Industry Spy and Pioneer Labor ActivistOlivia's Story: The Conspiracy of Heroes Behind Shelley v. Kraemer and Inman's War: A Soldier's Story of Life in a Colored Battalion in WWII. All events start with open mic signup at 7 p.m.; open mic begins 7:15 p.m. Share your best five minutes of poetry, fiction or creative nonfiction. The featured reader takes the stage at 8 p.m. Coffee is provided. Books by regional writers are available for purchase. FTRS is a collaboration of Final Thursday Press; the College of Humanities, Arts & Sciences; and the Hearst Center for the Arts.

Final Thursday Reading Series: Steve Semken

Steve Semken, author of Soul External: Rediscovering the Great Blue Heron. Semken is the author of six books, including Pick Up Stick City and The Great Blues and the editor of three collections.All events start with open mic signup at 7 p.m.; open mic begins at 7:15 p.m. Share your best five minutes of poetry, fiction or creative nonfiction. The featured reader takes the stage at 8 p.m. Coffee is provided. Books by regional writers are available for purchase. FTRS is a collaboration of Final Thursday Press; the College of Humanities, Arts & Sciences; and the Hearst Center for the Arts.

Final Thursday Reading Series: Susan Aizenberg

Susan Aizenberg’s newest collection of poems is Quiet City ( BkMk Press). Aizenberg is the author of two previous collections, Muse (Crab Orchard Poetry Series/SIUP) and Peru (Take Three/2: AGNI New Poets Series/Graywolf) and co-editor, with Erin Belieu, of The Extraordinary Tide: New Poetry by American Women (Columbia UP). She currently teaches at Creighton University. All events start with open mic signup at 7 p.m.; open mic begins at 7:15 p.m. Share your best five minutes of poetry, fiction or creative nonfiction. The featured reader takes the stage at 8 p.m. Coffee is provided. Books by regional writers are available for purchase. FTRS is a collaboration of Final Thursday Press; the College of Humanities, Arts & Sciences; and the Hearst Center for the Arts.

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