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An Evening with Junot Díaz

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An Evening with Junot Díaz

Workshop
Monday, February 8
7:30 - 9 pm
Cost: Free
Join Distinguished Lecture Series and the Center For the Humanities for a talk on social justice and sci-fi writing with MIT creative writing professor, author, and civil rights activist Junot Díaz.

Distinguished Lecture Series Welcomes Junot Díaz

Junot Díaz is a creative writing professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, fiction editor at the Boston Review, and author many acclaimed short stories and novels. His works include: “Drown” (1996) and “The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao” (2007), which won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize and critics have named it the best novel of the 21st century to date.

In 2012, Díaz published “This is How You Lose Her” and was awarded a MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship.

In addition to writing and teaching, Díaz is active in many community organizations like Pro-Libertad. He has been critical of United States’ policy on immigration and is currently serving as the honorary chairman of the DREAM Project.

Díaz is also the co-founder of Voices of Our Nation Workshops: writing workshops of writers of color.

Please join Distinguished Lecture Series, in collaboration with the Center For the Humanities, for an evening with Junot Díaz. The doors to Memorial Union's Shannon Hall will open at 7:00 PM.

Lecture is open and FREE to both students and the public, and will end with a 30 minute Q&A.

Distinguished Lecture Series Welcomes Junot Díaz

Junot Díaz is a creative writing professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, fiction editor at the Boston Review, and author many acclaimed short stories and novels. His works include: “Drown” (1996) and “The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao” (2007), which won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize and critics have named it the best novel of the 21st century to date.

In 2012, Díaz published “This is How You Lose Her” and was awarded a MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship.

In addition to writing and teaching, Díaz is active in many community organizations like Pro-Libertad. He has been critical of United States’ policy on immigration and is currently serving as the honorary chairman of the DREAM Project.

Díaz is also the co-founder of Voices of Our Nation Workshops: writing workshops of writers of color.

Please join Distinguished Lecture Series, in collaboration with the Center For the Humanities, for an evening with Junot Díaz. The doors to Memorial Union's Shannon Hall will open at 7:00 PM.

Lecture is open and FREE to both students and the public, and will end with a 30 minute Q&A.

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