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Windham Campbell Literature Prize Festival

Join us for a festival featuring the inaugural winners of the Donald Windham-Sandy M. Campbell Literature Prizes. All events are free and open to the public. For more information contact: michael.kelleher@yale.edu.
 
Windham Campbell Prize Ceremony
Tuesday, September 10, 5 PM
Sprague Hall, 98 Wall St
 
President Peter Salovey will present awards to the inaugural winners of the Donald Windham-Sandy M. Campbell Literature Prizes. Honorees will include James Salter, Tom McCarthy and Zoë Wicomb in fiction; Adina Hoffman, Jeremy Scahill and Jonny Steinberg in Non-fiction; and Tarell Alvin McCraney, Naomi Wallace and Stephen Adly Guirgis in drama.
 
 
Lunchtime Playwriting Conversation, Stephen Adly Guirgis, Tarell Alvin McCraney, and Naomi Wallace Moderated by Marc Robinson
Wednesday, September 11, 12 PM
Theater Studies Building, RM 101, 220 York Street
Yale Theater Studies Program
 
Windham Campbell Drama Prize winners Stephen Adly Guirgis, Tarell Alvin McCraney, and Naomi Wallace discuss playwriting with Professor Marc Robinson.
 
 
Adina Hoffman Talk: Rashomon in the Galilee: 1948
Wednesday, September 11, 12 PM
ISPS 77 Prospect Street, RM A001
Yale Council on Middle Eastern Studies
 
Windham Campbell non-fiction honoree Adina Hoffman explores the competing narratives surrounding the occupation of a Palestinian village, as described in her book, My Happiness Bears No Relation to Happiness.
 
 
Booksigning: Jeremy Scahill, Tom McCarthy, Jonny Steinberg, Stephen Adly Guirgis, Tarell Alvin McCraney
Wednesday, September 11, 1:30 PM
Yale Bookstore, 77 Broadway
Yale Book Store
 
Windham Campbell Prize winners Jeremy Scahill, Tom McCarthy, Jonny Steinberg, Stephen Adly Guirgis, and Tarell Alvin McCraney will be on hand at the Yale Bookstore to sign their books. Books will be on display all week at the store.
 
 
Master’s Tea: Stephen Adly Guirgis
Wednesday, September 11, 4 PM
Calhoun Master’s House, 189 Elm St.
Calhoun College
 
Calhoun College hosts Tony-award nominated playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis, author of The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, Jesus Hopped the A-Train, and The Motherfucker with the Hat.
 
 
Master’s Tea: Zoë Wicomb
Wednesday, September 11, 4 PM
Branford Master’s House, 80 High St.
Branford College
 
Branford College hosts Zoë Wicomb. One of South Africa’s foremost writers of fiction, she is the author of the masterful short story collection You Can’t Get Lost in Capetown, as well as the novels David’s Story, and Playing in the Light.
 
 
Playwriting Master Class: Naomi Wallace
Wednesday, September 11, 4 PM
Iseman Theater, 1156 Chapel St.
Yale School Of Drama
 
The Yale School of Drama presents a master class in playwriting with award-winning playwright and Macarthur Fellow Naomi Wallace.
 
 
Panel Discussion: Writing Out of the Archive
Wednesday, September 11, 4 PM
With Jeremy Scahill, Adina Hoffman, Jonny Steinberg, moderated by Kathryn James
Beinecke Library Mezzanine
Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library
 
Windham Campbell Prize non-fiction honorees Jeremy Scahill, Adina Hoffman,  and Jonny Steinberg discuss the use of archives in writing non-fiction with Curator Kathryn James.
 
 
Master’s Tea: James Salter
Wednesday, September 11, 4:30 PM
Jonathan Edwards Master’s House, 68 High St
Jonathan Edwards College
 
Jonathan Edwards College hosts eminent American novelist James Salter, author of the Light Years, A Sport and a Pastime, and a highly acclaimed new novel, All There Is.
 
 
Windham Campbell Prizewinners Reading
Wednesday, September 11, 7 PM
Yale Art Gallery Auditorium 1111 Chapel St
Windham Campbell Prize Festival
 
The nine inaugural winners of the Windham Campbell Prizes read from their work. Featuring readings by James Salter, Jeremy Scahill, Naomi Wallace, Stephen Adly Guirgis, Zoë Wicomb, Jonny Steinberg, Adina Hoffman, Tom McCarthy and Tarell Alvin McCraney.
 
 
Endeavors Series: A Conversation with Tarell Alvin McCraney
Thursday, September 12, 11:45 AM
81 Wall St., Room 201, The Gordon Parks Seminar room
Department of African American Studies
 
Windham Campbell Prize drama honoree and Yale School of Drama Graduate Tarell Alvin McCraney speaks in the African American Studies Departments Endeavors Series.
 
 
Writing after Apartheid: A Conversation with Jonny Steinberg and , Zoë Wicomb, moderated by Daniel Magaziner
Thursday, September 12, 12 PM
Whitney Humanities Center, Room 108
Yale Council on African Studies
 
The Council on African Studies presents a brown bag lunch discussion. South African writers Jonny Steinberg and Zoë Wicomb discuss writing in the post-Apartheid era with scholar Daniel Magaziner.
 
 
Booksigning: James Salter, Adina Hoffman, Zoë Wicomb, Naomi Wallace
Thursday, September 12, 1:30 PM
Yale Bookstore, 77 Broadway
Yale Bookstore
 
Windham Campbell Prize winners: James Salter, Adina Hoffman, Zoë Wicomb, and Naomi Wallace will be on hand at the Yale Bookstore to sign their books. Books will be on display all week at the store.
 
 
Novelists and the Avant-Garde: Tom McCarthy in conversation with Kevin Repp
Thursday, September 12, 4 PM
Beinecke Mezzanine
Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library
 
Windham Campbell Prize fiction honoree Tom McCarthy dicusses avant-garde movements, experimental novela and the International Necronautical Society with curator Kevin Repp.
 
 
Master’s Tea: Adina Hoffman
Thursday, September 12, 4 PM
Pierson Master’s House, 261 Park St.
Pierson College
 
Pierson College hosts biographer essayist Adina Hoffman, author of My Happiness Bears No Relation to Happiness: A Poet’s Life in the Palestinian Century, House of Windows: Portraits from a Jerusalem Neighborhood, and Sacred Trash: The Lost and Found World of the Cairo Geniza, written with Peter Cole.
 
 
Master’s Tea: Jeremy Scahill
Thursday, September 12, 4 PM
Ezra Stiles Master’s House, 9 Tower Parkway
Ezra Stiles College
 
Ezra Stiles College hosts independent journalist Jeremy Scahill, author of the bestselling Blackwater and Dirty Wars, which is also the title of a movie about Scahill’s investigative reporting.
 
 
Master’s Tea: Naomi Wallace
Thursday, September 12, 4 PM
Saybrook Master’s House, 242 Elm St
Saybrook College
 
Saybrook College hosts award-winning playwright and Macarthur Fellow Naomi Wallace, author of the recently premiered The Liquid Plain, One Flea Spare and In The Heart of America.
 
 
Playwriting Master Class: Stephen Adly Guirgis
Thursday, September 12, 4 PM
Iseman Theater, 1156 Chapel St.
Yale School of Drama
 
The Yale School of Drama presents a master class in playwriting with Tony-award nominated playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis, author of The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, Jesus Hopped the A-Train, and The Motherfucker with the Hat.
 
 
Master’s Tea: Jonny Steinberg
Thursday, September 12, 4:30 PM
Morse Master’s House, 304 York St.
Morse College
 
Morse College hosts South African writer and journalist Jonny Steinberg, author of Three-Letter Plague, Midlands, and Little Liberia.
 
 
Dean’s Tea: Tarell Alvin McCraney
Thursday, September 12, 6:30 PM
Afro-American Cultural Center, 211 Park St
Afro-American Cultural Center
 
 
The Afro-American Cultural Center hosts Windham Campbell Prize honoree and Yale School Of Drama Alum Tarell Alvin McCraney.
 
 
Screening, Dirty Wars
Introduced by Jeremy Scahill, Q & A afterwards
Thursday, September 12, 7 PM
Whitney Humanities Center
Film Studies Program, Whitney Humanities Center
 
Windham Campbell Prize non-fiction honoree Jeremy Scahill, whose work is the subject of this film, will be on hand to introduce the film and to take audience questions afterwards.
 
 
Playwriting Master Class: Tarell Alvin McCraney
Friday, September 13, 4 PM
Iseman Theater, 1156 Chapel St.
Yale School of Drama
 
The Yale School of Drama presents a master class in playwriting with Windham Campbell Prize honoree and Yale School Of Drama Alum Tarell Alvin McCraney, author of the acclaimed Brother/Sister Plays.

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