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Georgetown's Lannan Symposium Features Pulitzer Prize-Winner Junot Díaz

April 1, 2011

  • Junot Díaz, Pulitzer Prize-winning author
  • Edwidge Danticat, award-winning author

and more.

WHAT: Georgetown University’s 2011 Lannan Symposium, “Writing Dangerously in Immigrant America: Violence Politics, Diaspora Histories and the Poetics of Survival,” opens with a reading by and discussion with Junot Díaz, author of The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, led by English professor Mark McMorris.

The symposium will address the vexed relationships between the U.S. and its emerging immigrant-diasporic communities, particularly those from the Caribbean, Central America, and the U.S./Mexico borderlands. Scholars and artists will examine the collective political and cultural life of this region and its struggles with state-sponsored violence.

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WHEN: (see link above for times)
Tuesday, April 5th and Wednesday, April 6th
WHERE: (see link above for locations)
Georgetown University
37th & O Streets, NW
Washington, DC 20057
SPONSORS: The Lannan Center for Poetics and Social Practice
The Georgetown College Americas Initiative
The Georgetown University Comparative Literature Program
COVERAGE: Media interested in attending must RSVP to Maggie Moore at 202-687-4328 or Press will need to present valid credentials on campus.
Maggie Moore


Georgetown University37th and O Streets, N.W., Washington D.C. 20057(202) 687.0100

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