Category Archives: Lowell Humanities Series

Poet Claudia Rankine

The Lowell Humanities Series presents award-winning poet Claudia Rankine who will give a reading from her poetry collection Citizen: An American Lyric, followed by an audience Q&A, at a webinar on Mar. 2 at 7.p.m. Citizen: An American Lyric recounts … Continue reading

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Saslow on white nationalism

Eli Saslow, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist with The Washington Post, will give a lecture on his book, Rising Out of Hatred: The Awakening of a Former White Nationalist, on Feb. 23 at 7 p.m. His presentation will be in webinar … Continue reading

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Kelly Brown Douglas on ‘Resurrection Hope’

The Lowell Humanities series presents the Very Reverend Kelly Brown Douglas for a webinar presentation on her new book Resurrection Hope: A Future Where Black Lives Matter, followed by a moderated Q&A. The event, cosponsored by Theology Department and the … Continue reading

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Robin Wall Kimmerer on indigenous wisdom and science

Robin Wall Kimmerer will give a lecture based on her nonfiction book, Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants (Milkweed Press), on December 1 at 7 p.m. (ET). Her presentation will be in webinar format followed … Continue reading

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War, reinvented and endless

Legal scholar and historian Samuel Moyn will give a talk on his new book, Humane: How the United States Abandoned Peace and Reinvented War (Farrar, Straus and Giroux/MacMillan, 2021), on November 10 at 7 p.m. (ET). His presentation will be … Continue reading

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Dina Nayeri on the refugee experience

Dina Nayeri will give a reading from her acclaimed book, The Ungrateful Refugee: What Immigrants Never Tell You (‎Catapult, 2019), on October 20 at 7 p.m. (ET). Her presentation will be in webinar format followed by a moderated discussion and … Continue reading

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Exploring anti-Asian hate

Historian Beth Lew-Williams will give a talk on her award-winning book The Chinese Must Go: Violence, Exclusion, and the Making of the Alien in America (Harvard University Press) on September 29 at 7 p.m. (ET). Her presentation will be in … Continue reading

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Isabel Wilkerson

Author and journalist Isabel Wilkerson, the first woman of African American heritage to win the Pulitzer Prize in journalism, will give a talk on her bestselling book, Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents (Random House, 2020), on September 8 at 7 … Continue reading

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Poet Martín Espada

Poetry Days presents award-winning poet Martín Espada—whose poetry collections include The Republic of Poetry, a Pulitzer Prize finalist, and Floaters, his most recent collection—at a Lowell Humanities webinar on April 14 at 7 p.m. Floaters is a topical reflection on … Continue reading

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Novelist Emma Donoghue

Novelist and screenwriter Emma Donoghue, author of the international bestseller Room, will read from and talk about her latest novel, The Pull of the Stars (Little, Brown and Co., 2020), at a Lowell Humanities webinar on April 7 at 7 … Continue reading

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