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Living Writers Schedule - Fall 2014

Students, faculty, staff, alumni, and parents will immerse themselves in the great literature of our time, hearing directly from the authors themselves.
A collection of author portraits
This course benefits not only the undergraduates who participate but the many people from the campus community and beyond who meet the visiting authors in person or through live webcasts of their public readings.

Authors Coming to Campus

Marie Arana
September 11, 4:30 p.m.
Persson Auditorium
Nadifa Mohamed
September 18, 4:30 p.m.
Persson Auditorium
Xiaolu Guo
September 25, 4:30 p.m.
Love Auditorium
Pico Iyer
October 2, 4:30 p.m.
Love Auditorium
Jonathan Franzen
October 23, 4:30 p.m.
Love Auditorium
Marjane Satrapi, 4:30 p.m.
October 30, 4:30 p.m.
Love Auditorium
Chang-rae Lee
November 6, 4:30 p.m.
Love Auditorium
Téa Obreht
November 13, 4:30 p.m.
Love Auditorium
Marlon James
November 20, 4:30 p.m.
Persson Auditorium
Martin Amis
December 4, 4:30 p.m.
Love Auditorium

Living Writers Kickoff Event

Wednesday, August 27 – 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Roger Smith Hotel
501 Lexington Ave | New York, NY 10017
More information and registration
REGISTER: NYC EVENTAt this special launch event, you’ll learn more about the semester-long Living Writers class with Professors Jennifer Brice and Jane Pinchin, while meeting other local alumni, parents, and friends participating in the course. Not registered for Living Writers on ColgateX yet? That’s OK! All alumni, parents, and friends are welcome to join us at this kick-off event.

To learn more about the kickoff event, and to register, go to

Living Writers on ColgateX

Not on campus, but want to be a part of this incredible literary experience? Living Writers on ColgateX is a free, open online learning experience covering the works of Nadifa Mohamed, Jonathan Franzen, Marjane Satrapi, and Martin Amis. LEARN MORE
Participants learn a great deal while reading today's great literature. <em>Freedom: A Novel</em> by Jonathan Franzen <em>Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood</em> by Marjane Satrapi <em>The Orchard of Lost Souls</em> by Nadifa Mohamed <em>Freedom: A Novel</em> by Jonathan Franzen <em>Freedom: A Novel</em> by Jonathan Franzen <em>The Zone of Interest</em> by Martin Amis