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George Orwell in the 21st Century

The publisher of Nineteen Eighty-Four is rushing to print enough copies to keep up with fresh demand for the 1948 classic. Learn why Orwell scholar Andrew Rubin is not at all surprised that everything Orwellian seems new again.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 6:45 p.m.
Adrenaline Rush: How To Write Suspense Fiction

Nothing quickens the pulse like a good thriller. Award-winning author John Gilstrap presents an informative, entertaining day-long program on the crafting of intelligent suspense fiction. Through lively lectures and writing exercises, students get a peek at the skeleton that gives structure to the stories that keep us reading long into the night.

Saturday, August 5, 2017 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
1922—A Literary Watershed

In the opening days of 1922, Virginia Woolf, T.S. Eliot, D.H. Lawrence, and E.M. Forster were caught off-balance as the emergence of modernism—and a new kind of expression exemplified by James Joyce’s Ulysses—caused the literary ground to shift. Author Bill Goldstein draws on his new book, The World Broke in Two, to tell how these literary luminaries found their voice again.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 6:45 p.m.