Book Tour: Sarah Smarsh, Heartland

Join Sarah Smarsh,  KU Alumna, for the release of her new book Heartland. Heartland A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth An eye-opening memoir of working-class poverty in the American Midwest. During Sarah Smarsh’s turbulent childhood in Kansas in the 1980s and 1990s, the forces of cyclical poverty…

Coffee @ The Commons on Self Care

Image courtesy of The Commons Coffee @ The Commons with Michelle Tea: Self Care 10am, Friday, September 21st Coffee @ The Commons invites conversations between the community and a visiting scholar. It is free and open to the public. Those interested in attending should familiarize themselves with the work of the speaker beforehand, so that…

Reading and Book Signing: Michelle Tea, “Against Memoir: Complaints, Confessions & Criticisms”

Michelle Tea is the author of the memoirs The Passionate Mistakes and Intricate Corruption of One Girl in America, The Chelsea Whistle, the illustrated Rent Girl and Valencia, and is the winner of a Lambda Literary Award for Best Lesbian Fiction. Valencia was made into a collaborative feature-length film with 21 different directors, and toured film festivals globally after a sold-out…

White Washing & Drag Culture

Join us for a discussion about white washing and decolonizing drag culture, lead by SGD Coordinator, TK Morton! Wednesday, September 13th, 6-8pm in the Sabatini Multicultural Resource Center 116

An Evening with Edwidge Danticat

Edwidge Danticat, the celebrated author of Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work, will visit the KU campus to discuss her book and its selection as the 2018–19 KU Common Book. (Material provided by Penguin Random House) Learn more at commonbook.ku.edu Free and open to the public – no tickets required.

Red Hot Research No. 49 (Faculty presentations)

Red Hot Research is intended to bring together scholars from all disciplines, in response to the call set forth by Bold Aspirations. The format of these sessions is inspired by Pecha Kucha, which features short, slide-based talks that introduce audiences to a topic. Each installment features faculty members, speaking for six minutes each. Audience members…

An Honest Conversation, with Dr. Crystal Boson

An Honest Conversation: My Experience as a Queer, Black Woman in the Academy, Why I Left, and How I Started My Next Career Please register to attend. Dr. Crystal Boson received her PhD from the University of Kansas in American Studies. She was an Assistant Professor of Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies at Oregon State before…

Poetry Reading and Book Signing: Don’t Call Us Dead with Danez Smith

BOOK TALK Don’t Call Us Dead Danez Smith Poet, Performer, Playwright, Teaching Artist, Host 7:00pm Tuesday, April 3 | Liberty Hall Supported by the Raven Bookstore, the Department of English, the Department of American Studies, the Department of African & African-American Studies, the Langston Hughes Center, the Office of Multicultural Affairs, The Office of Diversity…