MSU Denver Calendar Event
Event Name: Auraria Writer's Week - Gish Jen: Atypical American Author
Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Location: Tivoli Turnhalle
Event Status: Passed
Category: The Arts
Description: On Wednesday, March 20 from from 11 a.m -12:15 and again from 2-3 p.m.,award-winning author Gish Jen will read from her recent works and answer questions in two talks. The first talk, entitled “Gish Jen: Atypical American Author,” will focus on her creative writing. At the second talk,entitled “Tiger Writing: Art, Culture, and the East/West Divide,” Jen will discuss ideas related to her new collection of essays adapted from her Massey Lectures in American Civilization delivered at Harvard University in 2012.

Jen’s short work has appeared in many periodicals and anthologies, including The New Yorker, Daedalus, The Atlantic Monthly and "The Best American Short Stories of the Century," edited by John Updike. Her award-winning novels are "Typical American," "Mona in the Promised Land," "The Love Wife," and "World and Town." Jen is the recipient of grants from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study and the National Endowment for the Arts. She was awarded a Lannan Literary Award in Fiction in 1999 as well as a Mildred and Harold Strauss Living award in 2003 from The American Academy of Arts and Letters. Nominated for a National Book Critics’ Circle Award and featured in a PBS American Masters program on the American novel, Jen was named a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2009, and delivered the Massey Lectures in American Civilization at Harvard University in 2012. The lectures will be published by Harvard University Press in April 2013.

Auraria Writer's Week is a tri-institutional event featuring a series of talks by major writers and others involved in publishing who will be reading from their work and discussing their ideas and craft. All events are free, and everyone is welcome to attend. For more information, please contact Dr. Craig Svonkin, co-chair of the Metro English Speakers Committee:
Start Time: 11:00am
End Time: 12:15pm
Contact: Event Coordinator
Reservation: This event is not utilizing event reservations and is open to all.