One Last Gathering Before We Grade

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Dec 032012

The last leaves have fallen from the trees; the dark winter of final grading looms nigh. But do not go gentle into that good night of ungraded finals, papers, and projects. Come imbibe with other BRAWNers at “One Last Gathering Before We Grade” – a pre-apocalyptic, end-of-semester hurrah on Wed. Dec. 12, 7 to 9 p.m., at People’s Republik in Central Square, Cambridge. Feel free to bring fellow graders who could use the camaraderie. Remember, you are not alone. Rage against the dying of the light!

Wednesday, Dec. 12th

7-9 PM

People’s Republik

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Bards and Beers: A Grad Student and Friends Meet-Up

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Nov 052012

This grad student event hosted by BRAWN should be a great chance to meet some of your colleagues from around the city (not to mention a fun night out).

Five Horses Tavern
Thursday, Nov. 8th
8:00 PM

Do you like books? Feel like life is nothing but them? Why don’t we talk about it over beer? You know, misery to walk with misery.

Join us at Five Horses Tavern in Davis Sq. Imbibe beverages. Talk about anything but your work. Or your work. Or avoiding doing your work. Really anything.

Friends and significant others are more than welcome. This is not a graduate student only event; however, its goal is to bring graduate students from the different area programs together.

Magnificent Memoirs

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Mar 032011

Say you want a revolution? Well, so did the marvelous Unferth (Vacation, Minor Robberies) when she dropped out of college with her boyfriend to fight in Nicaragua and El Salvador. A funny, shocking memoir of hubris and idealism bumping up against reality with near-deadly results, Dave Eggers says, “you’ll devour it.”

In Sweet Dreams, founding editor of Ploughshares and Emerson professor DeWitt Henry (Safe Suicide, The Marriage of Anna Maye Potts) weaves his own story of growing up and becoming a writer in a family torn by dark secrets. Richard Hoffman calls it, “A remarkable feat of memory delivered in extraordinary prose.”

If your students are studying memoir this semester (or not), you might suggest they attend this March 15 reading at Brookline Booksmith of new memoirs by Deb Olin Unferth and Emerson’s own Dewitt Henry. What a lineup!

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