Puget Sound English Department

February 24, 2009

Junot Diaz

Filed under: Activities off Campus,Creative Writing,Literature — upsenglish @ 6:31 am

diazTuesday, February 24, writer Junot Diaz will be the featured speaker for the Seattle Arts & Lecture series. Many of you may have read Junot’s fabulous Pulitzer-prize winning book The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. If you have not read this book, read it now! The voice of this novel’s narrator is unparalleled in contemporary American letters.  The lecture starts at 7:30pm and will be held in Seattle’s Benaroya Hall.  For more information on tickets, go here:  http://www.lectures.org

If you can’t get tickets to the very popular Diaz lecture, then head on over to Elliot Bay Books in downtown Seattle and hear the fabulously talented Yiyun Li.  Let me tell you:  this young writer is so talented.  Her debut book of short stories A Thousand Years of Good Prayers won all kinds of awards.  Now her debut novel The Vagrants tells the story of the 1979 execution of a Chinese counterrevolutionary in the small town of Muddy River.  Not only can Li write, but she has a story to tell.  I am guessing that the bookstore will be packed for this special treat.

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