Events

Events

Sam Quinones: Dreamland: The True Story of America’s Opiate Epidemic

Sam Quinones: Dreamland: The True Story of America’s Opiate Epidemic

Sam Quinones is a journalist, storyteller, former L.A. Timesreporter, and author of three acclaimed books of narrative nonfiction. His most recent book is Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic. His career as a journalist has spanned almost 30 years. He lived for 10 years as a freelance writer in Mexico, where he wrote his first two books. In 2004, he returned to the United States to work for the L.A. Times, covering immigration, drug trafficking, neighborhood stories, and gangs. In 2014, he resigned from the paper to return to freelancing, working for National GeographicPacific Standard Magazine, the New York TimesLos Angeles Magazine, and other publications. Columbia Journalism School selected him as a 2008 recipient of the Maria Moors Cabot prize, for a career of excellence in covering Latin America. He is also a 1998 recipient of an Alicia Patterson Fellowship, one of the most prestigious fellowships given to print journalists.

April 04

7:00 PM

Gasson Hall, Room 100

Contact
Lauren Wilwerding (lauren.wilwerding@bc.edu)

Anna Deavere Smith: Notes from the Field

Anna Deavere Smith: Notes from the Field

Playwright, actor, and professor Anna Deavere Smith uses her singular brand of theatre to highlight issues of community, character, and diversity in America. Best known for crafting one-woman shows based on conversations with real people from all walks of life, Smith turns her interviews into scripts, transforming herself into an astonishing number of characters. Smith has been awarded the Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize, one of the largest and most prestigious awards in the arts, as well as the National Humanities Medal. In 2016, she was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship for theatre arts. Smith’s plays include Fires in the Mirror, the Tony-nominated Twilight: Los Angeles, and Notes from the Field: Doing Time in Education, which explores the cycle of suspension from school to incarceration prevalent in low-income communities. Smith’s television credits include The West WingBlack-ish, and Madame Secretary. A University Professor at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and an affiliate with the NYU School of Law, Smith delivered the 2015 NEH Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities.

April 11

7:00 PM

Robsham Theater Arts Center

Contact
Lauren Wilwerding (lauren.wilwerding@bc.edu)

Joyce and Journalism Conference

Joyce and Journalism Conference

Speakers: Fintan O'Toole (Orwell Prize; European Journalist of the Year), Joseph Valente (U. of Buffalo Distinguished Professor), Charles M. Sennott (Public Radio International and thegroundtruthproject.org), Brian O'Donovan (National Public Radio), Kevin Cullen (Boston Globe), and the HCE Players.

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April 21

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Connolly House

Contact
nugentjf@bc.edu