Here is a photograph of acclaimed British writer and public intellectual Howard Jacobson in warmer climes. Howard has been “in residence” since Monday, but the weather gods seem intent on making it impossible for us to hold any classes with him.
But we will not be cowed by Snowpocalypse 2010. We are stronger than that.
Show your love for the English Department, your support for and interest in Howard Jacobson, and your refusal to give in to snow-day #4 lethargy and loneliness by attending our BIG READ event tomorrow, February 11. It will be from 1-3 p.m. in Rome 771. (That’s several hours earlier than we had originally planned.)
This is a B.Y.O.H.C. (Bring Your Own Hot Chocolate) event. I’ll try to buy some treats for us from whatever grocery store is open along my slushy route to school, but if you want to bring your own treats to share, they would be most welcome.
This event is open to everyone, not only English majors. And you don’t have to have finished Jacobson’s wonderfully funny and poignant novel Kalooki Nights to attend. Do you think we can fill Rome 771?
Pass it on.