Category Archives: Lowell Humanities Series

The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic 

Sam Quinones is the author of three acclaimed books of narrative nonfiction, including his most recent, Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic, which he will discuss at Boston College on April 4 at 7 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room … Continue reading

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Viet Thanh Nguyen

Pulitzer Prize winner Viet Thanh Nguyen will talk about his best-selling novel, The Sympathizer, on Mar. 21 at 7:00 p.m. in Gasson Hall, Room 100. In addition to the Pulitzer, The Sympathizer has been awarded the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, the Edgar Award … Continue reading

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Beyond Katrina

Award-winning poet Natasha Trethewey will discuss her nonfiction book, Beyond Katrina: A Meditation on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, on March 14 at 7:00 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room 100. A Pulitzer Prize winner and former U.S. Poet Laureate, Trethewey spent her childhood in … Continue reading

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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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