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Wednesday, May 12, 2021

2021 Creative Writing MFA Final Thesis Reading


Location: Zoom reading



Mfa Thesis Reading 2021

Join us in celebrating the work of our graduating second-year MFA students!  will include Ahmad Aljawad, Marie Burns, Rebecca Gearhart, Elise Houcek, PJ Lombardo, Misael Osorio-Conde, and Valerie Vargas.

Registration for the event must take in advance of the reading.  Registration can be completed here

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Monday, May 17, 2021

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Ireland's Generation X: A Conversation between Barry McCrea and Mark O'Halloran


Location: Webinar in partnership with the Museum of Literature Ireland

Joining Barry McCrea in his monthly conversations about Ireland's Generation X? will be actor and writer Mark O'Halloran. 

As an actor he has worked with all the major theatre companies in Ireland. On screen he has appeared in numerous films, most notably as one of the eponymous heroes in Adam & Paul for which he also wrote the screenplay. He has also appears in The Guard

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Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Ireland's Generation X: A Conversation between Barry McCrea and Claire Kilroy


Location: Webinar format, partnership with the Museum of Literature Ireland

The series Ireland's Generation X? continues, with this month's conversation one between Professor Barry McCrea, Keough Family Chair of Irish Studies at the University of Notre Dame, and the writer Claire Kilroy, who won the Rooney Prize for Literature in 2004 with her debut novel All Summer

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Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Friday, September 3, 2021

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Book Launch: "Savage Tongues" by Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi


Location: 232 Decio Hall

In collaboration with the Notre Dame Initiative on Race and Resilience, the Creative Writing program will be having a book launch for Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi.  We will be celebrating her new novel, Savage Tongues, which was released in August by Mariner Books. 

Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi is the author of three novels. She is the winner of a  PEN/Faulkner Award, the John Gardner Award, a Whiting Award, and a National Book Foundation “5 Under 35” award, and has been longlisted for the PEN/Open Book Award. Her work has been supported by a Fulbright Fellowship, a MacDowell Fellowship, and a Fellowship from ART OMI and has appeared in the New York Times, Granta, LitHub, Guernica, BOMB Magazine, and the Los Angeles Review of Books among other places. She has lived in Spain, Iran, Italy, and the United Arab Emirates.  She currently splits her time between Chicago and South Bend, Indiana where she directs Notre Dame University’s MFA Program in Creative Writing and is a fellow at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies.

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Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

CW/ILS Reading ft. Leo Boix: British Latinx Poetry


Location: Zoom conversation

Leo Boix

Please join us for a zoom event in partnership with Letras Latinas, the literary initiative at the Institute for Latino Studies. On the occasion of Hispanic Heritage Month, we are celebrating Ballad of a Happy Immigrant, the English-language debut by Leo Boix, who will also be in conversation with Yvette Siegert on the state of British Latinx poetry. The reading will feature special guests including Francisco Aragón, Antonio López, Janel Pineda, Alexandra Lytton Regalado, and Yvette Siegert.…

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Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Thursday, October 28, 2021

Friday, November 5, 2021

Ahead of the Game with Arts & Letters: "Race and Racism in Higher Education: Introducing the Notre Dame Initiative on Race and Resilience"


Location: LaBar Recital Hall within O'Neill Hall of Music

A different game plan for autumn weekends. You are invited to join in discussion with Notre Dame’s most engaging faculty on some of the most pressing and fascinating issues of our times. Each lecture and Q&A is presented on a home game Friday.

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Wednesday, November 10, 2021