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Weeklong series salutes writers and their art

Loyola press release - November 1, 2010

From November 1-5, Loyola University New Orleans will celebrate all versions of creative writing with “Week of the Writer,” a series of events highlighting the works of several authors. The series is sponsored by Loyola’s Department of English and all events are free and open to the public.

  • Nov. 1, 2:30 p.m., Audubon Room, Danna Student Center – Creative writing workshop by actor, writer, director and producer Robert Ben Garant. He follows it with an artist forum at 5 p.m. in Nunemaker Auditorium, located in Monroe Hall. Co-sponsored by the Center for Music and Arts Entrepreneurship.
  • Nov. 2, 4:30 p.m., Nunemaker Auditorium - “Hyperobjects,” lecture by University of California at Davis English professor Timothy Morton, Ph.D. Co-sponsored by the environmental studies program.
  • Nov. 2, 7 p.m., Columns Hotel - Poet Megan Burns will speak as part of the 1718 series. Burns is the author of “Memorial + Sight Lines.”
  • Nov. 4, 7 p.m., Roussel Hall - “HBO’s ‘Treme:’ Spotlight on Music” with consultant and writer Davis Rogan. Rogan will discuss the creative role music plays in this New Orleans-centric show. Co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of New Orleans.
  • Nov. 5, 11:30 a.m., Audubon Room - Talk by Valerie Martin, 2010 Louisiana Writer Award recipient, and author of several short fiction collections and novels, including “The Confessions of Edward Day.” Her book “Mary Reilly,” won the Janet Heidinger Kafka prize and was the subject of a film directed by Stephen Frears. Co-sponsored by the Louisiana Center for the Book.
  • Nov. 5, 7 p.m., Nunemaker Auditorium – Screening of Joe Sanford’s acclaimed documentary “John Kennedy Toole: The Omega Point.” The documentary traces the roots of the “Confederacy of Dunces” author and his New Orleans family.

For more information on any of these events, contact Sean Snyder in Loyola’s Office of Public Affairs at smsnyder@loyno.edu or call 504-861-5882.