September Literary Events on Campus

The English Department, along with the DePaul Honors Program, is hosting an on-campus reading and reception with bestselling writer Sheri Holman on Friday, Sept. 21st.

Sheri Holman has written four award-winning and bestselling novels published by Grove/Atlantic, including The Stolen Tongue; The Dress Lodger, a New York Times Notable Book and long-listed for the Dublin IMPAC Award; The Mammoth Cheese, named a Publisher’s Weekly and San Francisco Chronicle Book of the Year and shortlisted for the UK’s Orange Prize, and most recently, Witches on the Road Tonight, a NYTBR Editor’s Choice, winner of the Independent Publisher’s Gold Medal for Literary Fiction, named a Book of the Year by The Boston Globe, The Toronto Globe and Mail, and PopMatters, and awarded the Shirley Jackson Award for Best Novel of 2011. She is a founding member of The Moth ( and currently serves on its Curatorial Committee.

Prior to her success as a novelist, Holman worked as an assistant to Literary Agent Molly Frederick, where she famously brought her boss a copy of a manuscript by an unknown writer named Frank McCourt, and suggested that she read what later became Angela’s Ashes. In her work as a copyeditor at Penguin/Viking, she was cloistered in a locked office, away from any Xerox machines, to edit Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. She is currently working to adapt Witches on the Road Tonight for television.

The reading will take place from 4:30-5:30 p.m., followed by refreshments and a reception.

EDIT: The event is now being held in SAC Room 154. Thanks for your patience!


The DePaul Humanities Center is excited to announce its Fall Quarter events schedule. Here’s what they have to say about the lineup:

With fall classes just around the corner, the Humanities Center is pleased to invite the DePaul and Chicago communities to our Fall 2012 Events, featuring selections from our New Voices in the Humanities and Digital Humanities series, as well as from our Faculty Fellows Program.

This quarter we:

● Offer a pair of events focused on Indigenous writings and culture: a look into the challenges and rewards of making multiple repositories of Native documents accessible to the widest possible audience via a virtual archive and an evening of poetry and discussion with three of North America’s most exciting young contemporary Indigenous poets;

● Consider the confluence of digital technology, geography and history in the recent emergence and practice of Spatial/GeoHumanities, with a leading scholar in the field; and

● Explore the cultural and political biography of Belfast, Northern Ireland through representations of this storied city in poetry and prose and drama.

We look forward to seeing you this fall.

Click on the flyer for a full-sized version, and stay tuned for reminders, details, and more events from the DePaul Humanities Center.


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