Osher Co-Sponsors Global Literary Encounters: Four Evenings

Four Evenings: Global Literary Encounters


The Osher progam is excited to be a co-sponsor, along with Pitt's Global Studies Center

"Four Evenings: Global Literary Encounters"

As part of the Pittsburgh Arts and Lectures "Ten Evenings" series, we invite Osher members to join us for more intimate gatherings with Pitt faculty and students to learn about and discuss how works of fiction and non-fiction help us to understand global processes and the connections, disruptions, inequalities, and opportunities they create.

This series will be pre-lecture discussions (held via Zoom) that put prominent world authors and their work in global perspective. 

These evening discussions, conducted by Pitt experts prior to author events with Pittsburgh Arts and Lectures, provide additional insight on prominent writers and engaging issues. 

The four authors, books and discussion dates are:

Charles Yu - "Interior Chinatown"
Discussion led by Dr. Kirsten Strayer, Program Coordinator, SCREENSHOT: Asia at University of Pittsburgh
Thursday, October 14 | 6 PM
Lecture: Monday, October 18 | Virtual

Yaa Gyasi - "Transcendent Kingdom"
Discussion led by Dr. Tomas Matza, Professor of Anthropology at University of Pittsburgh
Thursday, December 2 | 6 PM
Lecture: Monday, December 6

Ayad Akhtar - "Homeland Elegies"
Discussion: Thursday, February 17 | 6 PM
Lecture: Monday, February 21

Isabel Wilkerson - "Caste"
Discussion led by Dr. Nico Slate, Professor of History and Department Head at Carnegie Mellon University
Thursday, May 5 | 6 PM
Lecture: Monday, May 9


For questions and more information regarding the book discussion series, contact Maja Konitzer at majab@pitt.edu.