An Evening With Shani Mootoo, Visiting Distinguished Writer

Book Event, Book Signing, Conversation, Film Screening, Sceening, Workshop

An Evening With Shani Mootoo, Visiting Distinguished Writer

Tue, Mar 27, 2018 5:30 pm-7:30 pm 909 Renaissance Park
Book Event, Book Signing, Conversation, Film Screening, Sceening, Workshop Tue, Mar 27, 2018
5:30 pm-7:30 pm 909 Renaissance Park

Rescheduled due to inclement weather, On Tuesday March 27th 5:30PM in 909 Renaissance Park, visual artist and distinguished writer Shani Mootoo will be presenting a reading and book signing. 

For the full list of events, please visit Shani Mootoo’s Distinguished Writer page at the College of Social Sciences and Humanities. 

Born in Ireland, Mootoo grew up in Trinidad and has lived in Canada for close to forty years. She is a visual artist, video maker, and fiction writer. Her paintings have been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions locally and internationally, most notably at the Vancouver Art Gallery, The Queens Museum, NYC, and at the Venice Biennale.

Her videos include “English Lesson”, “Wild Woman in The Woods” and “Her Sweetness Lingers” and have been screened in film and video festivals and art exhibitions locally, and internationally, including at the Museum of Modern Art, NYC.

Mootoo’s novels include Moving Forward Sideways Like a Crab, longlisted for the Scotia Bank Giller Prize, shortlisted for the Lambda Award; Valmiki’s Daughter, longlisted for the Scotia Bank Giller Prize; He Drown She in the Sea, longlisted for the Dublin IMPAC Award, and Cereus Blooms at Night, shortlisted for the Giller Prize, The Chapters First Novel Award, The Ethel Wilson Book Prize, and longlisted for the Man Booker Prize. She is a recipient of the recipient of the K. M. Hunter Artist Award for Literature, a Chalmers Fellowship Award, and the James Duggins Outstanding Mid-Career Novelist Prize.

Sponsored By: Department of English, Northeastern Humanities Center, College of Social Sciences and Humanities, LGBTQA Resource Center, John D. O’Bryant African American Institute, Northeastern Crossing, Center for Intercultural Engagement, Department of Cultures, Societies and Global Studies, and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program. 

Contact: Department of English Main Office, english@northeastern.edu, 617-373-4540 

Location

909 Renaissance Park