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Columbia and New York City are packed with amazing culture and inspiring art, and there’s never been a better time to experience it first-hand. “Where Art Thou” is a weekly guide to interesting and notable lectures, events, and performances for the literary/musically/theatrically-inclined.

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Celebrated French author and new Nobel Prize recipient Annie Ernaux explored truth, shame, and her creative process in a highly anticipated discussion Wednesday at Barnard College.

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Daily Editor Elizabeth Walker interviews Layla Faraj about her experience writing and publishing her winning essay, “My Plea for a Second Love Language.”

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On April 19, Barnard announced that the celebrated author and alumna will be joining the faculty as Director of Creative Writing.

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On Wednesday, Columbia School of the Arts hosted their second online Nonfiction Dialogue of the semester. Writing Program Chair Lis Harris talked with author Amitava Kumar about the immigrant experience, seeking material for nonfiction, and more.

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This Wednesday, award-winning alum and author Catherine Lacey led a Columbia School of the Arts Fall 2020 Creative Writing Lecture. It was the first event in this semester's virtual series of three.

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Here at Bwog, we do our best to bring your attention to important guest lecturers and special events on campus. If you notice any events excluded from our calendar or have a correction, let us know in the comments or email events@bwog.com.

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This Wednesday, Columbia School of the Arts hosted their first online Nonfiction Dialogue, wherein Writing Program Chair Lis Harris and author Maggie Nelson discussed freedom and criticism, discipline and love.

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The last lecture of a series focusing on voice, Mitchell S. Jackson, someone who “nerds out” over prose and can’t have tea without honey, talked about finding an eloquent voice in creative writing. Bwogger Gloriana Lopez attended the event.  As I entered Dodge 501, someone gave me a 19-page packet. After considering taking some wine, […]

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Registration has never been particularly kind to the Creative Writing Department. Students apply for workshops right before the semester starts and have to get an Add/Drop form signed and brought to Kent, conveniently right downstairs from CW classes! the CSA. It’s not uncommon to hear complaints of a $15 “late registration” fee charged on top of tuition […]

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As we reported last month, the Creative Writing department decided to take back Quarto in a more official manner, putting it “on hold” for now. So the former Quarto staff turned around and made their own, independent, new literary project: 4×4 Magazine. Last night, 4×4 held an open mic at Book Culture on 112th.  The turnout was impressive, […]

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So: on Sept. 21, the (former) co-editors of Quarto sent out an email blast announcing two things: (a) Quarto was”currently on hold”, and (b) a new magazine called 4×4, “a literary project from the editors of Quarto,” was starting. Curious, Bwog met with Aliza Polkes and Sarina Bhandari, former Quarto co-editors and current 4×4 co-editors. Here’s what’s […]

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Thursday night, Columbia was lucky enough to host one of the most well-spoken contemporary authors. Zadie Smith, famous for her acclaimed novel White Teeth, took the time to share some thoughts on the role of the writer in the modern age. Her manner was so warm and relaxed that Bwog’s Literary Correspondents Suchith Vasudevan and Victoria […]

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The new issue of Columbia’s undergraduate literary magazine Quarto is debuting tonight, but faux-high-society snobbery is not all that’s offered. Contributing writers to this issue of the magazine will read their pieces aloud to a crowd of admirers. Meanwhile, munch on some homemade free cookies. There’s even matzah pizza for those limited to unleavened snacks. […]

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