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  • Identity, Sexuality and Writing

    3/20/14
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Barnes & Noble @ Emerson College
    114 Boylston Street
    Boston, MA 20135
    United States of America

    Poet, interviewer and author of three books, Christopher Hennessy (MFA '00) will read from and discuss his latest collection of interviews, a book which features eight influential gay writers, including John Ashbery, Richard Howard, Dennis Cooper, Wayne Koestenbaum and others. The discussion will end with a lively Q & A about how art, life, and identity intertwine in the craft of writing. Hennessy's book is entitled Our Deep Gossip: Conversations with Gay Writers on Poetry and Desire (University of Wisconsin Press, 2013). Hennessy currently teaches at Emerson, while he pursues his Ph.D. at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.

    Sponsored by Department of Writing, Literature & Publishing with Office of Multicultural Student Affairs and GLBTQ Services, Alumni Relations,

    For more information please contact:
    Christopher Hennessy
    617-935-9364

  • Bright Lights: DER presents- Postcards From Tora Bora

    3/20/14
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Paramount Center
    Bright Family Screening Room

    VMA students only must RSVP ON Eventbrite: https://derpostcards.eventbrite.com/

    At the height of the Cold War, the Osman family frantically escapes from Afghanistan while leaving almost everything behind. In the ensuing chaos, their only suitcase filled with family photos is stolen. Now after two decades of living in America, Wazhmah Osman, a young Afghan-American woman returns to her childhood home. Armed only with rapidly fading memories, she recruits some unlikely and reluctant guides to put together the pieces of her past. On an alternately sad and humorous quest, she encounters confused cabbies, the enthusiastic former minister of the tourism bureau, a museum director that archives land mines, and a group of angry street vendors. As Wazhmah desperately searches for any tangible evidence of her former life, the journey leads her to many unexpected places. Amidst the rubble and destruction, she finds her estranged father who in the aftermath of war choose his country over his family. On the road, Wazhmah frequently finds herself at a strange intersection where cultures clash, identities are mistaken, and the past violently collides with the present.

    There will be a Skype Q&A with the filmmaker following the screening.

    Sponsored by Department of Visual and Media Arts

    For more information please contact:
    Anna Feder