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Cherry Reading Series with Kiese Laymon - Feb. 5

Kiese Laymon

Kiese Laymon is a black southern writer, born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi. Laymon earned an MFA in Fiction from Indiana University and is currently the Ottilie Schillig Professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of Mississippi. He served as the Distinguished Visiting Professor of Nonfiction at the University of Iowa in Fall 2017.  Laymon is the author of the novel, Long Division  and a collection of essays,  How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America, and Heavy: An American Memoir. Heavy, winner of the Andrew Carnegie Medal in Nonfiction, and finalist for the Kirkus Prize in nonfiction, and was named one of the Best Books of 2018 by the New York Times. Laymon has written essays, stories and reviews for numerous publications including Esquire, McSweeneys, New York Times, ESPN the Magazine, NPR, LitHub, The Los Angeles Times, The Guardian, Vanity Fair, The Best American Series, Ebony, Travel and Leisure, Paris Review, Guernica and more. 


Turkish Music Festival - Exhibit and Performances

Visit the exhibition of Turkish music scores, recordings and instruments in Fondren Library. The exhibit is on the 3rd floor, near elevator A.

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The Timeless Music Traditions of Korea - November 1

Opening and Lecture: Nov. 1, 2:30-4:30PM, Kyle Morrow Room

30PM, Kyle Morrow Room

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New Feature: Artstor images in JSTOR


A new JSTOR feature includes images from Artstor in search results! Over 800,000 images are currently indexed in JSTOR and the number is continued to grow. This new search feature is not intended to replace Artstor, but does make JSTOR even more fun!

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Curated for the educational experience, the massive depth of content and breadth of content-types (such as documentaries, films, demonstrations, etc.) in Academic Video Online makes it a useful resource for all types of research (Alexander Street Press).

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CQ Press - Resources for Social Sciences

CQ Press Library - the place to search or browse resources on American government, current affairs, history, politics, public policy, and data analysis for the social sciences.

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Creative Writing Awards Prize Winners’ Reading

Monday, April 23
7:00pm, Sewall 309


Larry McMurtry Prize in Fiction: Sonia Hamer--For her heartbreaking story of sisterhood, faith and impossibly comic misadventures in Israel. 

Max Apple Prize in Nonfiction: Axel Ntamatungiro--For his precise and vibrant prose and sophisticated consideration of the human condition.

Susan Wood Prize in Poetry: Erica Cheung--For her daring consideration of history, inheritance and the complexity of translating love and despair into forgiveness.


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From dozens of full productions to craft interviews, guides and workshops, this streaming video database offers multiple perspectives on theater from many of today’s leading practitioners.

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