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03/27/2018 - 03/29/2018

*New Dates* Shani Mootoo, Visiting Distinguished Writer

Location: See event information below
Sponsored By: Department of English; Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program; Northeastern Humanities Center; College of Social Sciences and Humanities; LGBTQA Resource Center; John D. O'Bryant African American Institute; Northeastern Crossing; Center for Intercultural Engagement; Department of Cultures, Societies and Global Studies; Northeastern Crossing
Contact: Department of English Main Office, english@northeastern.edu, 617-373-4540

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

By Invitation – Faculty and Graduate Student Reading Group Discussion with Shani Mootoo

1:30-3:00 p.m. | O’Bryant 2nd Floor Library | Lunch provided.

An Evening with Shani Mootoo, Visiting Distinguished Writer 

All are welcome. Free & open to the public.

Reading and Book Signing
5:30-7:30 p.m. | 909 Renaissance Park
Contact: english@northeastern.edu

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

By Invitation – Undergraduate Writing Workshop with Shani Mootoo

12-2 p.m. | Curry #318 | Lunch provided.
Contact: english@northeastern.edu

Class discussion with Shani Mootoo

Shani Mootoo will join ENGL 1400 for a discussion of Moving Forward Sideways like a Crab.
2:30-4:00 p.m. | Curry #322
Contact: english@northeastern.edu

Film Screening of “And the Rest is Drag…” and and “Güerita & Prietita”

All are welcome. Free & open to the public.

Women Take the Reel Film Festival
Post-screening film discussion with Shani Mootoo and Kiki Samko, WGSS Program Coordinator and Drag Performer. Moderated by Dr. Krista Miranda, WGSS visiting scholar.

6-8 p.m. | 325 Shillman | Pizza provided. | More info
Contact: Kiki Samko, wgss@northeastern.edu

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Class discussion with Shani Mootoo

Shani Mootoo will join ENGL 2450 Postcolonial Literature for a discussion of Cereus Blooms at Night, as well as Gender, Postcolonial writing, and visual culture.
10:30-11:35 a.m. | Curry #346
Contact: english@northeastern.edu


Author Bio:  SHANI MOOTOO was born in Ireland, grew up in Trinidad and has lived in Canada for close to forty years. She is a visual artist, video maker, and fiction writer. Her paintings have been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions locally and internationally, most notably at the Vancouver Art Gallery, The Queens Museum, NYC, and at the Venice Biennale.

Her videos include “English Lesson”, “Wild Woman in The Woods” and “Her Sweetness Lingers” and have been screened in film and video festivals and art exhibitions locally, and internationally, including at the Museum of Modern Art, NYC.

Mootoo’s novels include Moving Forward Sideways Like a Crab, longlisted for the Scotia Bank Giller Prize, shortlisted for the Lambda Award; Valmiki’s Daughter, longlisted for the Scotia Bank Giller Prize; He Drown She in the Sea, longlisted for the Dublin IMPAC Award, and Cereus Blooms at Night, shortlisted for the Giller Prize, The Chapters First Novel Award, The Ethel Wilson Book Prize, and longlisted for the Man Booker Prize. She is a recipient of the recipient of the K. M. Hunter Artist Award for Literature, a Chalmers Fellowship Award, and the James Duggins Outstanding Mid-Career Novelist Prize.

Mootoo now lives in Southern Ontario. More at shanimootoo.com.

Photo: Ramesh Pooran

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