Category Archives: Guest Authors

Pomp and Circumstance

A newly published book of speeches by David McCullough, one of America’s most distinguished historians, includes his Commencement address to Boston College’s Class of 2008. The American Spirit: Who We Are and What We Stand For (Simon & Schuster, 2017) is a … Continue reading

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Poet Juana Rosa Pita

Award-winning poet Juana Rosa Pita will read from her poetry and participate in a Q&A on April 27 at 6:30 p.m. in the McMullen Museum of Art. Pita was a friend of artist Rafael Soriano, whose work is on exhibit … Continue reading

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Greater Boston Intercollegiate Undergraduate Poetry Festival

Undergraduate student poets representing some 20 Boston area colleges and universities will gather at BC April 25 to present their work at the annual Greater Boston Intercollegiate Undergraduate Poetry Festival. All participants read original work at the event, and a chapbook … Continue reading

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Dorothy Day’s granddaughter

Writer Kate Hennessy, the youngest grandchild of Catholic social activist Dorothy Day, will speak on April 19 at 5:30 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room 100. Hennessy is the author of Dorothy Day: The World Will Be Saved by Beauty (Scribner, 2017), a reflective, heartfelt, and … Continue reading

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The Well‑Tempered City

Jonathan F.P. Rose, one of the nation’s leading thinkers on the integration of environmental, social, and economic solutions for today’s urban issues, will give a talk on Apr. 20 at 5 p.m. in Fulton Hall, Honors Library. A real estate … Continue reading

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Burns Visiting Scholar Kevin Barry

Award-winning writer Kevin Barry will present “A Writer’s Apprenticeship” on April 12 at 4:30 p.m. at Burns Library. Barry, who is the Burns Visiting Scholar in Irish Studies, will outline the forces, influences, and circumstances that have shaped him as a writer … Continue reading

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Does Terrorism Work?

Historian Richard English will present “Does Terrorism Work?” on April 10 at 4:00 p.m. in Devlin Hall, Room 101. English is the author of several books, including Armed Struggle: The History of the IRA,  Irish Freedom: The History of Nationalism in Ireland, … Continue reading

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