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Languages and Literature

Fiction Reading: J. Harley McIlrath

UNI graduate J. Harley McIlrath will read from his book of short fiction Possum Trot. McIlrath is the founder and proprietor of the Cedar Falls bookstore Bought again Books. Possum Trot has been described as "wickedly funny" by author Ralph Savarese, and as "Americana as the National Resonator guitars the title story is based on" by blues musician Joe Price. This event is free and open to the public; the room is accessible.

Walt Whitman Live!!

Dr. Bill Koch  presents his one-man show, Walt Whitman Live!! in Lang Hall Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. The 60-minute show presents Whitman speaking on the poet's major themes, observations of American culture, views on Abraham Lincoln and experience with the Civil War.  Sponsored by the College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences. Free and open to the public.

6th Annual Norman Cohn Family Holocaust Remembrance and Education Lecture: "The Power of Individual Responsibility … Then and Now"

Beatrice (Westheimer) Muchman, author of Never to Be Forgotten:  A Young Girl’s Holocaust Memoir, will deliver the 6th Annual Norman Cohn Family Holocaust Remembrance and Education Lecture. Muchman’s memoir and public speaking engagements emphasize that even in the midst of unthinkable horror, the human spirit can be sustained through the power of individual responsibility. Archive material and artifacts from her family are preserved at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC. A question and answer session will follow the presentation; reception after the Q&A session at which time Muchman will sign copies of her memoir. This event is free and open to the public.  

Guest Lecture: "Communication, Language, and Preparing for the Work Place"

Lynda Yates, Macquarie University, will address issues faced by adult second language learners as they seek to master not only the language but also the professional and community cultures’ underlying expectations about how they should talk at work. Recent research into the demands of three professions--childcare, teaching and medicine--will be considered.

Sponsored by the TESOL Club, the Anthropology Club (NISG) and the Department of Languages & Literatures.

Final Thursday Reading Series featuring Larry Baker

The Final Thursday Reading Series will host Larry Baker, author of the new novel The Education of Nancy Adams. Open mic signup is at 7 p.m. and begins at 7:15 p.m. Participants are invited to share five minutes of original poetry, fiction or creative nonfiction. The featured author takes the stage at 8 p.m. followed by a short question and answer period as time allows. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by Final Thursday Press; Hearst Center for the Arts; UNI College of Humanities, Arts, and Sciences; and Cup of Joe.

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