Archive - August 16, 2013

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Eye on the Sixties on C-Span This Sunday
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Mark Brazaitis (Guatemala 1990-93) Wins Southern Illinois Literary Award
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Peter Hessler (China 1996-98) Posted on New Yorker Website

Eye on the Sixties on C-Span This Sunday

This Sunday, March 18, 2013, Rowland Scherman (PC/HQ 1961-63), the focus of the film Eye on the Sixties, will be featured, with the film’s producer and director Chris Szwedo, at a Forum at the JFK Library that will be shown live on C-Span. An 8-minute clip of “The March” from the film will also be aired. The Forum at the Kennedy Library is from 1-5 on Sunday, August 18, 2013. Check it out!

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Mark Brazaitis (Guatemala 1990-93) Wins Southern Illinois Literary Award

Mark Brazaitis (Guatemala 1990-93) has won the 2013 Devil’s Kitchen Reading Awards for Prose presented by the Department of English at Southern Illinois University Carbondale and Grassroots, SIUC’s undergraduate literary magazine. Mark won for his 2012 collection of stories, The Incurables (University of Notre Dame Press). Mark receives an honorarium of $1000, and will present a public reading and participate in panels at the Devil’s Kitchen Fall Literary Festival at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois. The dates for the 2013 festival are October 16–18, 2013. Judges come from the faculty of SIUC’s MFA Program in Creative Writing and the award winners were selected by the staff of GRASSROOTS, SIUC’s undergraduate literary magazine. Mark directs the M.F.A. Program in Creative Writing in the Department of English at West Virginia University. He is the author of An American Affair, winner of the 2004 George Garrett Prize for fiction, as well as . . .

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Peter Hessler (China 1996-98) Posted on New Yorker Website

AUGUST 15, 2013 EGYPT CROSSES THE LINE POSTED BY PETER HESSLER Why now? This is the question most of us ask, looking at Egypt from afar. For nearly a month and a half, ever since the military removed President Mohamed Morsi from office, the authorities allowed his supporters to stage an extended and peaceful sit-in at two sites in Cairo. But early on Wednesday morning police suddenly attacked both sites, destroying camps and forcibly removing demonstrators, and triggering violence across the country. Nearly three hundred people have reportedly been killed, mostly supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood. Among the dead is Asmaa al-Beltagy, the seventeen-year-old daughter of Mohamed al-Beltagy, one of the leaders of the Brotherhood. Mohamed ElBaradei, Egypt’s vice-president for foreign affairs, has resigned in protest. ElBaradei, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2005, has been a key source of international legitimacy for the government. For weeks, ElBaradei and foreign . . .

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