ALL EVENTS ARE VIRTUAL UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED
Reading with Daniel Kraus, co-author of the new novel “The Living Dead”
Oct. 13, check calendar for time.
When George Romero died in 2017, he was in the middle of writing a book of fiction about the rise of the zombies and the fall of humanity. Romero’s widow asked Daniel Krauss, co-writer with Guillermo del Toro of the novel, “The Shape of Water,” to finish the book. This event is co-sponsored by the Film and Media Studies program and Pitt's University Library System.
“Authors and Anecdotes” After Hours Book Club, featuring Kate Wisel
7 p.m. Oct. 15
Join this week’s featured author, Kate Wisel, in our virtual book club series as she discusses her book, “Driving in Cars with Homeless Men.” This book is a love letter to women moving through violence. These linked stories are set in the streets and the bars, the old homes, the tiny apartments, and the landscape of a working-class Boston. “Homeless Men” is the collective story of women whose lives careen back into the past, to the places where pain lurks and haunts. With riotous energy and rage, they run toward the future in the hopes of untangling themselves from failure to succeed and fail again. Register here.
“Authors and Anecdotes” After Hours Book Club, featuring Mabel Wilson
7 p.m. Oct. 22
Join this week’s featured author, Mabel Wilson, in our virtual book club series as she discusses a book she co-edited, “Race and Modern Architecture.” By exposing how modern architectural discourse and thought have been influenced quite heavily by racism, this critical and important scholarship sheds new light on the built environment. “Race and Modern Architecture” ultimately reveals how architecture and design have been silent partners in oppression in the United States and around the globe. Wilson is a professor at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation and a professor in African American and African Diasporic Studies at Columbia University. Register here.
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