September was a whirlwind of a month, complete with starting new classes and welcoming new members to the GW English community.
This page will serve as a one-stop shop for all upcoming GW English events in October, as well as local events that might be of interest to English students. Throughout the month this page will be regularly updated with event details, so be sure to check here for all of your GW English Event needs!
You can even print out a calendar of all the October events by clicking here.
October 2: Reception for Creative Writing Majors and Minors
October 6: Susan Nussbaum Reading (Part of Private Bodies, Public Encounters: Disability Comes of Age at GWU)
Location: Marvin Center 309
October 8: Nick Ripatrazone: Open Lecture via Skype (Part of PEN/Faulkner Program)
October 15: Jose Dalisay Reading
Location: Honors Townhouse
October 16: Yaki Setton and Sergio Waisman Reading
Location: Marvin Center 413-414
October 20: Leroy Moore and Patty Berne: Film Screening of Sins Invalid (Part of Private Bodies, Public Encounters: Disability Comes of Age at GWU)
Location: Marvin Center Amphitheatre
October 27: Simon Gikandi seminar for Faculty and Graduate Students
October 28: Disability Takes on the Arts: Film Screening with David Mitchell and Sharon Snyder
Location: Marvin Center 304
October 28: Simon Gikandi, “Archives without Subjects,” Wang Distinguished Lecture in Literary and Cultural Studies
Location: Marvin Center 402-404
October 30: Simon Gikandi Undergraduate Seminar
October 17: Ann Beattie and Virginia Quarterly Review Writers’ Reading (Part of PEN/Faulkner program)
Location: Lutheran Church of the Reformation, 212 East Capitol St NE, Washington, DC, 20003
Additional Details: Students with a valid ID have the opportunity to reserve tickets for PEN/Faulkner reading events for $11 by calling the Folger box office at 202-544-7077 and asking for a “student discount.” Additionally, an hour before each event, students can come to the Folger Box Office and purchase tickets for $7.50 with a valid student ID. More details about the event can be found here.
October 25-26: The Ghost of DC Past
Location: Dance Place, 3225 8th Street NE, Washington, DC 20017
Time: October 25 at 8pm, October 26 at 7pm
Additional Details: This event features performances by accomplished spoken word artists including Silvana Straw. $15 tickets are available for college students. Contact (202) 269-1600 for information about tickets and visit Dance Place’s website for additional details regarding the event.