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Hannah Brencher Meeting on 2/27

Hannah Brencher Poster Photo
February 27th: Speaking Event: Hannah Brencher *(PREMIER Passport event)*
Time: 4pm – 5pm & 7pm – 8pm

Letter Writing Activity @ MSC 244 from 4:00PM – 5:00PM
7pm – 8pm Hannah will speak in Hendrix Theatre
Location:  MSC 244 @ 4pm, Hendrix Theatre @ 7pm
Sponsoring Dept./Organization: She’s the First at East Carolina

Brief Description of Program:

Hannah Brencher is a 2012 TED speaker (https://www.ted.com/talks/hannah_brencher_love_letters_to_strangers), and she founded “(The World Needs) More Love Letters” in 2011 (http://www.moreloveletters.com/), a letter exchange dedicated to connecting strangers across the globe by writing love letters.
In this day and age, with the art of letter writing slowly diminishing, we believe she carries an important platform and message for generations past and present.
Note**: A letter writing activity will occur from 4:00PM – 5:00PM @ MSC 244.  The activity will occur before Hannah Brencher speaks at 7pm in Hendrix Theatre.

Emotional & Social. Hannah Brencher will be discussing the importance of staying humble and present in this digital age as she narrates her story of writing love letters to cope with loneliness, depression, and anxiety. These are all very real (and unfortunately all too common) struggles for college students today.

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The Power of Great Books: What a Manifesto Can Do by Dr. Michael Hardt on 3/31

Profile Picture of Dr. Michael Hardt

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The Power of Great Books: What a Manifesto Can Do

a lecture by
Dr. Michael Hardt
Friday, March 31, 2017 at 5pm
Bate 1001

Dr. Hardt’s work explores the new forms of domination in the contemporary world as well as the social movements and other forces of liberation that resist them. In the internationally acclaimed Empire trilogy —Empire (2000), Multitude (2004), and Commonwealth (2009)— he and co-author Antonio Negri investigate the political, legal, economic, and social aspects of globalization. Their pamphlet Declaration(2012) attempts to articulate the significance of the encampments and occupations that began in 2011, from Tahrir Square to Zuccotti Park, and to recognize the primary challenges faced by emerging democratic social movements today.

This Great Books talk is co-sponsored by the Department of English at ECU.
Individuals requesting accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) should contact the Department for Disability Support Services at least forty-eight hours prior to the event at 252-328-6799 (voice) or 252-328-0899 (TTY).
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Egyptian Writer Alaa Al Aswany visits ECU on 4/3

Alaa Al Aswany Poster for Event on April 3rd 2017

Flyer is attached.

Please mark your calendars: Egyptian novelist Alaa Al Aswany will speak at ECU on April 3 from 5-6:30pm in Sci-Tech C209.

Trained as a dentist, Aswany is Egypt’s most prominent living novelist. His works have been translated into more than thirty languages. He is currently a visiting writer in residence at Bard College. Please encourage your students to attend; this is an exciting opportunity for them to hear from a major figure in world literature. More on Aswany, from The New Yorker: http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2012/01/16/writing-the-revolution.
English is a co-sponsor of this event and Rick Taylor is one of its organizers. 
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“Writing for Change” Workshop at the University Writing Center on 2/15

Poster for Writing for Change at the UWC

Come help The University Writing Center celebrate International Writing Centers Week!

UWC is kicking off a series of workshops called “Writing for Change.” These workshops are modeled off the National Writing Project’s Letters to the Next President and are focused on helping students use their voice to enact local, state, and national change though letters.

Where: University Writing Center (Joyner Library 1014)
When: Wednesday, February 15th from 11:00am-1:00pm


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Peter Makuck Reading 2/15

ECU Distinguished Professor Emeritus Peter Makuck will be reading from his poetry and fiction next week: Wednesday, February 15 at 7:30 in Bate 1026.

Long-time eastern North Carolina resident Peter Makuck will present a public reading from his poetry and fiction at ECU on Wednesday, February 15.

Makuck, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, taught English and creative writing at ECU from 1978 until his retirement as Distinguished Professor of Arts and Sciences in 2006. Founder of the internationally acclaimed literary journal Tar River Poetry, he is also the author of eight books of poetry and four collections of short stories, including one of each published in 2016.

Makuck’s reading, sponsored by ECU’s Department of English, is in Bate 1026, at 7:30. Admission is free and open to the public.

Makuck grew up in New London, CT and has a PhD in American literature from Kent State University. He has been a Fulbright Exchange Professor at Cambery, France and a Visiting Writer at Brigham Young University and NC State University.

Five Makuck short stories have received honorable mentions in the Best American Short Stories collections, and a personal essay on guns was named a Best Essay of 2000. For poetry, he has received the Zoe Kincaid Brockman Award for best book of poems by a North Carolinian.

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Exhibit Reception for “Desegregating Healthcare in Eastern North Carolina”

Poster of Desegregating Healthcare in Eastern North Carolina

The Laupus Library History Collections welcomes you to attend the opening of a new exhibit, “Desegregating Healthcare in Eastern North Carolina.”

This exhibit celebrates Dr. Andrew A. Best and Dr. Milton D. Quigless and their work to dissolve racial barriers in the region’s healthcare centers. It will feature several artifacts from the History Collections and the Country Doctor Museum, including Best’s satchel and microscope and Quigless’ adult scale.

The opening reception will be on Thursday, February 16, from 4:30-6:30PM in the Evelyn Fike Laupus Gallery on the 4th Floor of Laupus Library. The curator of the exhibit, Lindsay Canting, will provide a brief history of the two doctors and an introduction to these primary source materials shortly after the reception begins.

This event is free and open to faculty, staff, students, and the public.

The exhibit will run through April 28, 2017.

John Hoppenthaler will participate in an official off-site Reading at this year’s Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) Conference

John Hoppenthaler will participate in an official off-site Reading at this year’s Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) Conference in Washington, DC. The lineup includes Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Rae Armantrout. For more information about the event, please visit:  http://www.pw.org/literary_events/connotation_press_celebration_and_reading

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