Nonfiction Dialogues

The Writing Program's 2016 - 17 Nonfiction Dialogues series welcomes writers Maria Venegas and James Shapiro to Columbia University School of the Arts.

Nonfiction Dialogues, now in its tenth season, is a student-initiated evening series in which Professor Lis Harris interviews distinguished nonfiction writers about their work and careers.
 
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Fall 2016 Events
Maria Venegas
 
Maria Venegas
Wed, Sept 21, 2016, 7 pm
Room 501, Dodge Hall
Use main campus entrance: 2960 Broadway
 
Maria Venegas is the author of Bulletproof Vest, which was published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in 2014. She has written for The New York Times Book Review, and her short stories and essays have appeared in Granta, The Guardian, New York Magazine and Ploughshares. She mentors children at Still Waters in Bushwick, and teaches creative writing at New York University. She lives in Brooklyn. more
 
 
James Shapiro
 
James Shapiro
Wed, Nov 2, 2016, 7 pm
Room 501, Dodge Hall
Use main campus entrance: 2960 Broadway   

James Shapiro is the Larry Miller Professor of English at Columbia University, where he has taught since 1985. His books include Shakespeare and the Jews (1996), recently republished in a 20th anniversary edition; 1599: A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare (2005), Contested Will (2010), the anthology Shakespeare in America (2014), and most recently The Year of Lear: Shakespeare in 1606 (2015). He has also co-authored and presented two BBC documentaries: Shakespeare: The King’s Man and The Mysterious Mr. Webster. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Board of Governors of the Folger Shakespeare Library, is Shakespeare Scholar in Residence at New York’s Public Theater, and has been inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. more
 

 
 


 
 
 


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