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October 2013 03

  • Thursday
    8:00 PM
    The Beck Lecture Series welcomes poet Dana Levin.
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    Full Description: The Beck Lecture Series welcomes poet Dana Levin. Levin grew up in California’s Mojave Desert, her collections of poetry include "In the Surgical Theatre," " Wedding Day," and "Sky Burial." Selecting Levin’s manuscript for the American Poetry Review/Honickman First Book Prize, Louise Glück praised the work as “sensuous, compassionate, violent, extravagant.” "In the Surgical Theatre" also won the John C. Zacharis First Book Award from Ploughshares, the Witter Bynner Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the PEN/Osterweil Award. Levin’s honors include awards and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Rona Jaffe Foundation, the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the Witter Bynner Foundation and the Library of Congress, the Lannan Foundation, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the Whiting Foundation. Her work has been widely anthologized and has won several Pushcart Prizes. Levin lives in Santa Fe and teaches at the Santa Fe University of Art and Design and Warren Wilson College. Free and open to the public.
    Address: Barney-Davis Hall, Board Room, Denison University, 200 West Loop, Granville, OH 43023
    Open to Public: Yes
    Sponsored By: Beck Lecture Series
    Event Contact: Anneliese Davis, 740-587-6207
    Media Contact: Ginny Sharkey, 740-587-6266
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October 2013 09

  • Wednesday
    8:00 PM
    The Beck Lecture Series welcomes Stephen Graham Jones.
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    Full Description: Stephen Graham Jones is the author of eight novels and two collections. Jones has been a Shirley Jackson Award finalist three times, a Bram Stoker Award finalist, a Black Quill Award finalist, an International Horror Guild finalist, a Colorado Book Award finalist, a Texas Monthly Book Selection and has won the Texas Institute of Letters Award for Fiction and the Independent Publishers Award for Multicultural Fiction. He also has been a Texas Writers League Fellow and an NEA fellow in fiction. Free and open to the public.
    Address: Barney-Davis Hall, Boardroom, Denison University, 200 West Loop, Granville, OH 43023
    Open to Public: Yes
    Sponsored By: Beck Lecture Series
    Event Contact: Anneliese Davis, 740-587-6207
    Media Contact: Ginny Sharkey, 740-587-6266
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October 2013 14

  • Monday
    7:30 PM
    The Department of Classics welcomes Peter Krentz presenting "The Battle of Marathon."
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    Full Description: The Department of Classics welcomes Peter Krentz presenting "The Battle of Marathon." Free and open to the public.
    Address: F.W. Olin Science Hall, Auditorium, Denison University, 100 Sunset Hill, Granville, OH 43023
    Open to Public: Yes
    Sponsored By: Department of Classics
    Event Contact: Deborah Bennett, 740-587-6281
    Media Contact: Ginny Sharkey, 740-587-6266
    Tags: Literature

October 2013 22

  • Tuesday
    8:00 PM
    The Beck Lecture Series and Queer Studies Program welcome Alison Bechdel.
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    Full Description: A lecture by cartoonist and writer Alison Bechdel, presenting her life and work as a cartoonist and writer. Free and open to the public.
    Address: Herrick Hall, Auditorium, Denison University, 500 West Loop, Granville, OH 43023
    Open to Public: Yes
    Sponsored By: Department of Queer Studies, Beck Lecture Series, Laura C. Harris Symposium, Vail Series, Center for Women and Gender Action, Denison Feminists, Department of Art, Department of English, Department of Education, Women's Studies Program
    Event Contact: Marlaine Browning, 740-587-6206
    Media Contact: Ginny Sharkey, 740-587-6266

November 2013 07

  • Thursday
    8:00 PM
    The Beck Lecture Series welcomes Benjamin Busch, GLCA Prize Winner for Creative Nonfiction.
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    Full Description: Benjamin Busch is a United States Marine Corps infantry officer, photographer, film director, and actor whose many roles have included Officer Anthony Colicchio on the HBO series The Wire. His writing has been featured in Harper’s and has been twice nominated for the Pushcart Prize. He has also appeared as a guest commentator on NPR’s All Things Considered. His memoir, Dust to Dust (HarperCollins, 2012), is the winner of the GLCA New Writers Award for creative nonfiction. He lives on a farm in Michigan with his wife and two daughters. Free and open to the public.
    Address: Barney-Davis Hall, Board Room, Denison University, 200 West Loop, Granville, OH 43023
    Open to Public: Yes
    Sponsored By: Beck Lecture Series
    Event Contact: Anneliese Davis, 740-587-6207
    Media Contact: Ginny Sharkey, 740-587-6266

January 2014 30

  • Thursday
    4:30 PM
    The Laura C. Harris Symposium welcomes Jack Halberstam presenting "Gaga Feminism."
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    Full Description: The Laura C. Harris Symposium presents Jack Halberstam as part of the 2013-14 Laura C. Harris series, the theme of which is 'Feminists Ask “What If…? Halberstam's lecture, entitled 'Gaga Feminism' will discuss cultural shifts that have transformed gender and sexual politics. Halberstam is professor of English and director of The Center for Feminist Research at University of Southern California. Free and open to the public.
    Address: Burton D. Morgan Center, Denison University, 150 Ridge Road, Granville, OH 43023
    Open to Public: Yes
    Sponsored By: Laura C. Harris Symposium
    Event Contact: Melissa Feldner, 740-587-6297
    Media Contact: Ginny Sharkey, 740-587-6266
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February 2014 06

  • Thursday
    4:00 PM
    The Beck Lecture Series presents a talk with authors Maggie Glover '05 and Page Hill Starzinger.
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    Full Description: Rescheduled from Feb. 5: The Beck Lecture Series presents a talk with authors Maggie Glover '05 and Page Hill Starzinger. Free and open to the public.
    Address: Barney-Davis Hall, Boardroom, Denison University, 200 West Loop, Granville, OH 43023
    Open to Public: Yes
    Event Contact: Anneliese Davis, 740-587-6207
    Media Contact: Ginny Sharkey, 740-587-6266
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  • Thursday
    8:00 PM
    The Beck Lecture Series welcomes Maggie Glover '05 and Page Starzinger as they read from their poetry.
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    Full Description: Rescheduled from Feb. 5: The Beck Lecture Series welcomes Maggie Glover '05 and Page Starzinger. Glover ‘05 is originally from Pittsburgh, PA. She received her BA in English Literature (Creative Writing) from Denison University and an MFA in poetry from West Virginia University, where she received the Russ MacDonald Graduate Award for Poetry in 2007. A four-time Pushcart Prize nominee, Glover’s poetry has appeared in Verse Daily, Ninth Letter, Smartish Pace, The Journal, 32 Poems and other literary journals. Her debut collection of poems, How I Went Red, is forthcoming from Carnegie Mellon University Press in 2014. She lives in San Francisco, CA. Starzinger lives in Manhattan and has worked for thirty years in New York as copy director at Vogue and Estée Lauder. She is currently creative director for copy at Aveda. Her poems have appeared in Colorado Review, Denver Quarterly, Fence, Kenyon Review,TriQuarterly, Pleiades, Literary Imagination, Volt, and many others. In 2008, her chapbook, Un-Shelter, was selected by Mary Jo Bang as winner of the Noemi Contest. Her first book of poems, Vestigial, won the 2012 Barrow Street Poetry Book Contest, and will be published in May 2013.
    Address: Barney-Davis Hall, Boardroom, Denison University, 200 West Loop, Granville, OH 43023
    Open to Public: Yes
    Event Contact: Anneliese Davis, 740-587-6207
    Media Contact: Ginny Sharkey, 740-587-6266
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February 2014 13

  • Thursday
    3:30 PM
    The Laura C. Harris Symposium welcomes Laura Gray-Rosendale presenting a reading from 'College Girl: A Memoir.'
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    Full Description: The Laura C. Harris Symposium welcomes Laura Gray-Rosendale presenting a reading and discussion from her book 'College Girl: A Memoir.' In 'College Girl, she revisits the memory of a brutal sexual assault and recounts her long, circuitous route from trauma to recovery. It is a story of triumph, hope, and survival. Free and open to the public.
    Address: Knapp Performance Lab, Denison University, 300 Ridge Road, Granville, OH 43023
    Open to Public: Yes
    Sponsored By: Laura C. Harris Symposium
    Event Contact: Melissa Feldner, 740-587-6297
    Media Contact: Ginny Sharkey, 740-587-6266
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February 2014 24

  • Monday
    8:00 PM
    The Beck Series welcomes Ismet Prcic, the 2013 GLCA prize-winning author for fiction.
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    Full Description: The Beck Series welcomes Ismet Prcic, the 2013 GLCA prize-winning author for fiction. In 1977, Ismet Prcic was born in Tuzla, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and immigrated to America in 1996. Winner of the 2013 GLCA New Writers Award for fiction, Shards (Grove/Atlantic, 2012) is Prcic’s first novel. He holds an MFA from the University of California, Irvine, and was the recipient of a 2010 NEA Award for fiction. He also is a 2011 Sundance Screen writing Lab fellow. Free and open to the public.
    Address: Barney-Davis Hall, Boardroom, Denison University, 200 West Loop, Granville, OH 43023
    Open to Public: Yes
    Event Contact: Anneliese Davis, 740-587-6207
    Media Contact: Ginny Sharkey, 740-587-6266
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March 2014 13

  • Thursday
    4:30 PM
    The Beck Lecture Series welcomes essayist and fiction author Brian Doyle.
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    Full Description: The Beck Lecture Series welcomes essayist and fiction author Brian Doyle. Free and open to the public.
    Address: Barney-Davis Hall, Boardroom, Denison University, 200 West Loop, Granville, OH 43023
    Open to Public: Yes
    Event Contact: Anneliese Davis, 740-587-6207
    Media Contact: Ginny Sharkey, 740-587-6266
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April 2014 08

September 2014 23

  • Tuesday
    8:00 PM
    The Beck Lecture series welcomes essayist and fiction writer Andrew Lam.
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    Full Description: The Beck Lecture series welcomes essayist and fiction writer Andrew Lam. Lam is editor and co-founder of New America Media, the country's first and largest national collaboration and advocate of 3,000 ethnic news organizations. He's also the author of two essay collections, Perfume Dreams: Reflections on the Vietnamese Diaspora and East Eats West: Writing in Two Hemispheres, and of a short-story collection, Birds of Paradise Lost. He was a regular commentator to NPR's "All Things Considered" for eight years, currently blogs with the Huffington Post and has a column with the Shanghai Daily.
    Address: Barney-Davis Hall Boardroom, Denison University, 200 West Loop, Granville, OH 43023
    Open to Public: Yes
    Sponsored By: Department of English, Beck Lecture Series
    Event Contact: Anneliese Davis, 740-587-6207

October 2014 01

  • Wednesday
    4:30 PM
    The Beck Lecture Series welcomes author Karen Joy Fowler.
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    Full Description: The Beck Lecture Series welcomes author Karen Joy Fowler. Over the course of her career, Karen Joy Fowler has written literary, historical, and science fiction. Her short stories have won Nebula and World Fantasy awards. Her novels include "Sarah Canary" and the bestseller, "The Jane Austen Book Club" Her most recent novel, "We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves," won the 2013 PEN/Faulkner.
    Address: Barney-Davis Hall Boardroom, Denison University, 200 West Loop, Granville, OH 43023
    Open to Public: Yes
    Sponsored By: Beck Lecture Series
    Event Contact: Anneliese Davis, 740-587-6207

October 2014 08

  • Wednesday
    8:00 PM
    The Beck Lecture Series welcomes poet Jamaal May.
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    Full Description: The Beck Lecture Series welcomes poet Jamaal May. Jamaal May's first book, Hum (2013), won the Beatrice Hawley Award from Alice James Books. He is founding editor of the Organic Weapon Arts Chapbook and Video Series.
    Address: Barney-Davis Hall Boardroom, Denison University, 200 West Loop, Granville, OH 43023
    Open to Public: Yes
    Sponsored By: Beck Lecture Series, Department of English
    Event Contact: Anneliese Davis, 740-587-6207

October 2014 20

  • Monday
    8:00 PM
    The Beck Lecture Series welcomes poet and GLCA prize-winner Natalie Shapero.
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    Full Description: The Beck Lecture Series welcomes poet and GLCA prize-winner Natalie Shapero.
    Address: Barney-Davis Hall Boardroom, Denison University, 200 West Loop, Granville, OH 43023
    Open to Public: Yes
    Sponsored By: Department of English, Beck Lecture Series
    Event Contact: Margot Singer, 740-587-5741

October 2014 27

  • Monday
    4:30 PM
    The Beck Lecture Series welcomes essayist, fiction writer and GLCA prize winner E.J. Levy.
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    Full Description: The Beck Lecture Series welcomes essayist, fiction writer and GLCA prize winner E.J. Levy.
    Address: Barney-Davis Hall Boardroom, Denison University, 200 West Loop, Granville, OH 43023
    Open to Public: Yes
    Sponsored By: Beck Lecture Series
    Event Contact: Anneliese Davis, 740-587-6207

November 2014 04

  • Tuesday
    8:00 PM
    The Black Studies Program and the Beck Lecture Series welcome fiction writer Sharon Bridgforth.
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    Full Description: The Black Studies Program and the Beck Lecture Series welcome fiction writer Sharon Bridgforth. Bridgforth is a writer working in the theatrical jazz aesthetic. She collaborates with actors, dancers, singers and audiences live during performance as she composes moving soundscapes of her non-linear texts. A resident playwright at New Dramatists since 2009, Bridgforth has been a touring artist since 1993. She is currently touring the River See Theatrical Jazz Performance Installation which premiered at Links Hall in Chicago June 2014.
    Address: Barney-Davis Hall Boardroom, Denison University, 200 West Loop, Granville, OH 43023
    Open to Public: Yes
    Sponsored By: Beck Lecture Series, Department of Black Studies
    Event Contact: Linda Krumholz, 740-587-5740