October 30th, Snyder Hall–reception at 5pm, lecture at 7pm.
Authors With MSU Roots Return To East Lansing
This week, three literary giants…all Michigan State University graduates…will appear together on campus. Thomas McGuane, Jim Harrison and Richard Ford will speak at what’s being called a Michigan Author Homecoming Thursday evening. Presented by the Michigan Humanities Council, the event is the culmination of The Great Michigan Read. For a year, the Council has encouraged the people of Michigan to read Ernest Hemingway’s “Nick Adams Stories”. All three authors have lengthy lists of published works, with too many awards and film adaptations to mention. WKAR’S Scott Pohl recently spoke with McGuane and Harrison, both on the phone from their homes in Montana…about their current projects and their motivation for agreeing to appear in public together. The Michigan Author Homecoming is Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in the Pasant Theatre in the Wharton Center at Michigan State University. A book-signing will follow the program.
aired Jul. 8, 2008 | length: 11:43 Extended Version
You can hear the whole interview at the WKAR link.
You can download the calendar here: MSU Native Heritage Month Calendar
Highlights include Pat LeBeau’s talk on mascots on the 7th and NALSA’s panel, Tribal Extinction, featuring Marilyn Vann of the Cherokee Freedmen, on the 9th.