Voices of the Rainbow: Fall 2008 Readings

The following are the readings scheduled for this semester. More detailed announcements will appear right before each event, but mark your calendars now!

Walter Mosley (Paumanok Lecture)

Thursday, October 2, 6PM, Kumble Theatre (Humanities Building, first floor)

Walter Mosley is one of America's best-loved writers. He is the author of such mysteries as Devil in a Blue Dress, Black Betty, Blonde Faith, and Fearless Jones. He will be making the annual Paumanok Lecture on American Literature.

Program co-sponsored by the Provost's Office, the English Department, the Creative Writing MFA program, and Voices of the Rainbow.

Gary Shteyngart & Marie-Elena John

Wednesday, October 8, Noon, Health Sciences Building, Room 119

Gary Shteyngart was born in the Soviet Union. He is the author of the satiric novels The Russian Debutante's Handbook and Absurdistan, chosen as one of the New York Times' best books of 2006.

Marie-Elena Jones, a native of Antigua, is author of the novel Unburnable, "a love story, a murder mystery, a multigenerational epic, and a reinterpretation of Black history."

Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai

Thursday, November 6, Noon, Humanities Building, Room 206

Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai is a Chicago-born, Brooklyn-based, Chinese Taiwanese American spoken word artist who has been featured at over 275 performances worldwide including three seasons of HBO's award-winning Russell Simmons' Def Poetry Jam.

Charles Dickens' Holiday Story The Chimes, performed by David Houston

Wednesday, December 10, 6PM, Health Sciences Building, Room 119

Just in time for the Christmas season, we will be presenting a one-man performance of Charles Dickens' The Chimes, a witty, ironic and poignant short novel exposing how the rich think the poor ought to live. Performed by actor/author David Houston, who has appeared in leading roles in scores of plays and musicals.

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