Reading & Writing the Body

Three photos: 1) A tired female doctor sits cross-legged in a hospital corridor with a face mask pulled down. 2) A woman's hands clasp the hands of a hospital patient in a bed. 3) A couple embraces in front of a blue and yellow train in Kyiv, Ukraine.

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Lannan Symposium: February 6-8, 2023


Monday, February 6th
Aftermath: Life in a “Post” Pandemic World

Meghan O'Rourke Headshot

6:00PM | A Reading & Talk Featuring Meghan O’Rourke
Moderated by Lakshmi Krishnan
Location: Copley Formal Lounge

7:00PM | Surviving in the Aftermath
A panel discussion featuring Rabih Alameddine, Meghan O’Rourke, Daniel Marchalik, and moderated by Tope Folarin.
Location: Copley Formal Lounge

Tuesday, February 7th
Let’s Talk About Dying: Implications of the Death with Dignity Act

Diane Rehm Headshot

6:00PM | A Talk Featuring Diane Rehm and Dr. Ewan Goligher
Location: Copley Formal Lounge

7:00PM | Implications of the Death with Dignity Act
A panel discussion featuring Dr. Lydia Dugdale, Dr. Ewan Goligher, Diane Rehm, Dr. Katalin Roth, and moderated by journalist John Donvan.
Location: Copley Formal Lounge

Wednesday, February 8th
Body Image

Top image: Mecca Jamilah Sullivan headshot. Bottom: Baseera Khan Headshot

4:30PM | A Reading & Talk with Mecca Jamilah Sullivan and Artist Baseera Khan
Location: Maria & Alberto De La Cruz Art Gallery, 3535 Prospect St NW

Writing through Trauma

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6:00PM | A Keynote by Natasha Trethewey, Former U.S. Poet Laureate
Location: Copley Formal Lounge

7:00PM | Writing through Trauma
A panel discussion featuring Aminatta Forna, Nancy Sherman, Natasha Trethewey, and moderated by Jacki Lyden.
Location: Copley Formal Lounge