Distinguished Visiting Writers Series

Michael Schiffer

October 23rd 2014

Michael Schiffer, screenwriter of movies such as Crimson Tide and The Peacemaker, will be screening his most renowned film, Colors. The Virginia Piper Center along with the Film and Media Studies Program at ASU are co-sponsoring the event. This event is free and open to the public.

This event is presented along with our co-sponsor:

  • The Film and Media Studies Program

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Margaret Atwood

November 5th 2014

In collaboration with the Global Institute of Sustainabilitythe Center for Science and the Imagination, and the Rob and Melani Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives, the Virginia Piper Center is excited to welcome multi-award-winning author Margaret Atwood to ASU! This event is free and open to the public as part of the Imagination and Climate Futures Initiative.

Atwood Book Covers

This event is presented along with our co-sponsors:

  • The Global Institute of Sustainability
  • The Center for Science and the Imagination
  • The Rob and Melani Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives
  • The Imagination and Climate Futures Initiative

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Terrance HayesLighthead - Terrance Hayes

November 13th 2014

Terrance Hayes, esteemed author of Lighthead, which won the National Book Award for Poetry, is joined by Dexter Booth, author of the poetry
collection Scratching the Ghost and an alum of the MFA Program in Creative Writing at Arizona State University, for an intimate reading and discussion. This event is free and open to the public.

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Past Distinguished Visiting Writers have included Amy Tan, David Quammen, Michael Ondaatje, and Michael Chabon, among many others.

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