Category Archives: Lowell Humanities Series

Candlemas Lecture: Willie Jennings

Award-winning author and ordained Baptist minister Willie Jennings will give the annual Candlemas Lecture on February 8 at 7:00 p.m. in Devlin Hall, Room 101. Jennings, an associate professor of systematic theology and Africana Studies at Yale Divinity School, will present “To … Continue reading

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How America went haywire

Bestselling writer Kurt Andersen—acclaimed for his analysis of historical and cultural trends— will give a talk on January 24 at 7 p.m., in Gasson 100. The topic of his address is that of his recent book, Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire: … Continue reading

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Telling Tales: Patience Agbabi

Poet and performer Patience Agbabi will present Telling Tales, her most recent book, on Nov. 15 at 7:00 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room 100. Agbabi has presented Telling Tales, a contemporary retelling of Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales, to audiences throughout the world, including in Namibia, … Continue reading

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The decriminalization of white America

Khalil Gibran Muhammad will speak on “Erasure: The Decriminalization of White America” on Oct. 25 at 7:00 p.m. in Gasson Hall, Room 100. Muhammad is a professor of history, race and public policy at Harvard Kennedy School and the Suzanne Young Murray Professor at … Continue reading

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A Girl is a Half-formed Thing

Irish novelist Eimear McBride will talk about her acclaimed book, A Girl is a Half-formed Thing, on Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. in Gasson Hall, Room 100. Her novel was awarded the Goldsmiths Prize, Baileys Prize for Women’s Fiction (formerly the … Continue reading

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Poet Billy Collins

The Lowell Humanities Series will present former United States Poet Laureate (2001-03) Billy Collins on Oct. 4 at  7:00 p.m. in Gasson Hall, Room 100. Collins has published more than 10 collections of poetry, most recently The Rain in Portugal. His work has … Continue reading

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Pagan Kennedy: Inventology

Award-winning writer Pagan Kennedy will talk about her most recent book, Inventology: How We Dream Up Things That Change The World, on Sept. 27 at 7:00 p.m. in Devlin Hall, Room 101. In Inventology, Kennedy writes about inventors and the imagination and … Continue reading

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