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Author Steve Almond to Speak in Humanities Center Lecture on 'Love and Desire: Writs of Passion'
Reading from his own work, Pushcart Prize winner and New York Times best-selling author Steve Almond will read from and discuss his new collections of erotic short fiction, titled Writs of Passion, on Tuesday, March 12, at 7:30 p.m. in the Mali 1 lecture hall (Dana 201).
Almond's presentation is part of the Humanities Center Lecture Series on "Love and Desire."
Almond's second book, Candyfreak (2005), was a New York Times bestseller, won the American Library Association Alex Award, and was named the Booksense Adult Nonfiction Book of the Year (2005). His books have been published in half a dozen foreign countries and translated into German, Dutch, Spanish, and Croatian. He has published more than 150 stories in magazines such as Tin House, Playboy, Zoetrope, and Ploughshares. His story, "Donkey Greedy, Donkey Gets Punched," was selected for the Best American Short Stories 2010 and has been optioned for film by Spilt Milk Entertainment.
An exciting line-up of scholars, performers and artists will continue on Tuesday evenings throughout the spring semester in the Humanities Center Lecture Series on Love and Desire, led by Dr. Nicholas Ealy of the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures in the College of Arts & Sciences.
All students, faculty, and staff, as well as members of the community, are invited to explore love and desire in disciplines from the sciences to the arts, media, psychology, history, film, philosophy, and literature. All lectures are free and open to the general public.