Emory Report
August 25, 2008
Volume 61, Number 1



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August 25, 2008
Advance Notice

Luminaries series hosts Kureishi
Writer Hanif Kureishi will read from and discuss his latest novel, “Something to Tell You,” on Sept. 8 at 7 p.m. in the Carlos Museum reception hall, as part of Emory’s Luminaries in Arts and Humanities lecture series.
Kureishi’s works include the novels “The Buddha of Suburbia,” taught by Salman Rushdie in his graduate seminar last year, and Oscar-nominated screenplay “My Beautiful Laundrette,” which will be screened by Emory Cinematheque Sept. 3 at 8 p.m. in White Hall 205.

The English playwright, screenwriter, filmmaker, novelist and short story writer will be on campus through Sept. 9 for readings, book signings and other events. For more information visit www.creativity.emory.edu.

Explore Austen’s ‘Great Works’
The Bill and Carol Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry invites 15 members from Emory, as well as the broader Atlanta community, to join its first “Great Works” seminar, “Jane Austen’s World.”

The reading group will meet from 7-8:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of the month for five sessions. Seminar participants will read five of Austen’s novels and explore their rich historical context.

Each member will get a copy of “The Complete Novels of Jane Austen.” The seminar will be led by history professor Judith A. Miller.

For further information and to reserve a space on a “first-come basis,” contact Miller at histjam@emory.edu; 404-727-6564 or the CHI at chi@emory.edu; 404-727-6424.

Labor Day literary festival
Emory is a sponsor of the third annual Decatur Book Festival, set for Aug. 29 to Aug. 31 in downtown Decatur.
The free festival will feature author readings and book signings; a children’s stage featuring interactive activities; live music; cooking demonstrations by noted cookbook authors; food and beer vendors; poetry slams; and an opening day Children’s Parade.

Don’t miss readings by Emory faculty authors Natasha Trethewey, Bruce Covey, Sidney Perkowitz, Mark Bauerlein and others.

For more information and a complete schedule of festival events visit www.decaturbookfestival.com.