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03/13/2018 - 03/15/2018

Shani Mootoo, Visiting Distinguished Writer

Location: See event information below
Sponsored By: Department of English, WGSS, Northeastern Humanities Center, College of Social Sciences and Humanities, LGBTQA Resource Center, John D. O'Bryant African American Institute, Northeastern Crossing, Center for Intercultural Engagement, Department of Cultures, Societies and Global Studies
Contact: Department of English Main Office, english@northeastern.edu, 617-373-4540

March 13, 2018

An Evening with Shani Mootoo, Visiting Distinguished Writer
Reading and Book Signing
5:30-7:30 p.m. | Raytheon Amphitheater, Egan Research Center
All are welcome.
Contact: english@northeastern.edu

March 14, 2018

Undergraduate Writing Workshop with Shani Mootoo, Visiting Distinguished Writer
How to Apply
12-2 p.m. | Curry 440
Contact: english@northeastern.edu

Author Visit: A class discussion with Shani Mootoo
Shani Mootoo will join ENGL 1400 for a discussion of Moving Forward Sideways like a Crab.
2:30-4:30 p.m.
Contact: english@northeastern.edu

Film Screening of “And the Rest is Drag…” and and “Güerita & Prietita”
Women Take the Reel Film Festival
6-8 p.m. | 10 Behrakis Hall
Contact: Kiki Samko, wgss@northeastern.edu

March 15, 2018

Author Visit: A class discussion with Shani Mootoo
Shani Mootoo will join ENGL 2450 Postcolonial Literature for a discussion of Cereus Blooms at Night, as well as Gender, Postcolonial writing, and visual culture.
10:30-11:35 a.m.
Contact: english@northeastern.edu


Author Bio: SHANI MOOTOO was born in Ireland, grew up in Trinidad and has lived in Canada for close to forty years. She is a visual artist, video maker, and fiction writer. Her paintings have been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions locally and internationally, most notably at the Vancouver Art Gallery, The Queens Museum, NYC, and at the Venice Biennale.

Her videos include “English Lesson”, “Wild Woman in The Woods” and “Her Sweetness Lingers” and have been screened in film and video festivals and art exhibitions locally, and internationally, including at the Museum of Modern Art, NYC.

Mootoo’s novels include Moving Forward Sideways Like a Crab, longlisted for the Scotia Bank Giller Prize, shortlisted for the Lambda Award; Valmiki’s Daughter, longlisted for the Scotia Bank Giller Prize; He Drown She in the Sea, longlisted for the Dublin IMPAC Award, and Cereus Blooms at Night, shortlisted for the Giller Prize, The Chapters First Novel Award, The Ethel Wilson Book Prize, and longlisted for the Man Booker Prize. She is a recipient of the recipient of the K. M. Hunter Artist Award for Literature, a Chalmers Fellowship Award, and the James Duggins Outstanding Mid-Career Novelist Prize.

Mootoo now lives in Southern Ontario. More at shanimootoo.com.

Photo: Ramesh Pooran

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