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Week of the Writer

Monday, November 1 to Friday, November 5

Robert Ben Garant
Monday, November 1, 2:30 p.m. -3:20 p.m., in the Audubon Room and from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Nunemaker Auditorium.
Robert Ben Garant has appeared in The State, and has been a writer, creator or director for Reno 911!, TaxiNight at the Museum, Reno 911: Miami, and Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian.
Sponsored with the Center for Music and Arts Entrepreneurship

Dr. Timothy Morton, "Hyperobjects"
Tuesday, November 2, 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. in Nunemaker Auditorium
Dr. Timothy Morton, Professor of Literature and Environment at UC Davis, will be giving a talk entitled "Hyperobjects," in which he explores how to address the challenges hyperobjects pose. Dr. Morton is the author of "Ecology without Nature: Rethinking Environmental Aesthetics" (2007) and "The Ecological Thought" (2010), both from Harvard University Press. Copies of his latest book are available for purchase from the Loyola University Bookstore. For more information, or if you would like to discuss any of Dr. Morton's work before his visit, please contact Dr. Janelle A. Schwartz and Dr. Christopher Schaberg in the Department of English. The event is sponsored by Loyola's Biever Grant Guest Lecture Series, the Department of English, the Program in Environmental Studies, the Office of the Dean of the College of Humanities and Natural Sciences, and Loyola's Center for Environmental Communication.

Megan Burns
Tuesday, November 2, 7 p.m. at the Columns Hotel
Megan Burns is a Poet and the author of Memorial + Sight Lines
Sponsored by the 1718 Reading Series

The Calling
Wednesday, November 3, 7 p.m. in Nunemaker Auditorium
Come to the New Orleans debut of this award-winning documentary which follows the deliberations of a few who found a direction and a calling. A dialogue with director David Ranghelli and producer Trey Burvant will follow.

Blake Leyh and Davis Rogan from HBO's Treme
Thursday, November 4, 7 p.m. in Nunemaker Auditorium
Award-winning music director Blake Leyh and consultant/writer Davis Rogan from HBO's Treme will outline the vision of the show's creators and discuss how music was used to realize it. Davis and his band will perform.
Sponsored by the The Center for the Study of New Orleans

Valerie Martin
Friday, November 5, 11:30 a.m. in the Audubon Room
Recipient of the prestigious Louisiana Writer Award for 2010. Martin is the author of three collections of short fiction, most recently The Unfinished Novel and Other Stories, and eight novels, including The Confessions of Edward Day, Trespass, Italian Fever, The Great Divorce, and Mary Reilly - winner of the Janet Heidinger Kafka prize and the subject of a film directed by Stephen Frears—and the 2003 Orange Prize-winning Property. She is also the author of the nonfiction work Salvation: Scenes from the Life of St. Francis.
Sponsored with the Louisiana Center for the Book in the State Library of Louisiana

Women Writers and Walker Percy
Friday, November 5, 2-3:30 p.m. in Seminar Room 4, Monroe Library
Join us for a round table discussion with Valerie Martin, Sheila Bosworth and Chris Wiltz of Walker Percy and his influence on their writings.
Sponsored by the Walker Percy Center for Writing and Publishing

John Kennedy Toole: the omega point, a documentary film by Joe Sanford
Friday, November 5, 7 p.m. in Nunemaker Auditorium
Join the College of Humanities and Natural Science, the Department of English and the Walker Percy Center for Writing and Publishing for a screening and discussion of John Kennedy Toole and A Confederacy of Dunces.

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