March 23: Jill McCorkle
Jill McCorkle, the acclaimed author of Life After Life, Going Away Shoes, and eight other novels and story collections, will be our spring Writer-in-Residence. 4 pm. This programming made possible through generous support from the Andrea ’79 and Ken Robertson Writers House Innovation Fund.
March 28: Rohina Malik
Rohina Malik is a critically acclaimed Chicago playwright and performance artist. She will perform her one-woman play, Unveiled, which, explores racism, hate crimes, love, language, and the Islamic faith. Please note that this event will take place in Cascia Hall at 5:30 pm.
March 29: Azara Santiago Rivera
Azara Santiago Rivera is a professor and director of the Mental Health Counseling Program at Merrimack College. She will discuss her latest research regarding counseling and diversity. 4 pm.
April 4: Tyehimba Jess
Tyehimba Jess’s first book of poetry, leadbelly, was a National Poetry Series Award winner. He will read from his new collection, Olio. 4 pm.
April 19: Robert Orsi
Robert Orsi will discuss his most recent book, History and Presence. 4 pm.
April 26: Zaid Jabri
Composer Zaid Jabri will play music, including arias from his opera, Cities of Salt, and discuss the relationship between words and music. This event will be held at the Rogers Center for Performing Arts (atrium). A light lunch will be served. 12:30.