UOG to host lecture with award-winning writer Inara Verzemnieks
The University of Guam welcomes Inara Verzemnieks as the 39th speaker in the Presidential Lecture Series. The lecture will be held at 6 p.m. this Tuesday, Feb. 12, in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS) Lecture Hall located on the UOG Campus. The title of her lecture is “The Many Words for Home: Writing to Capture the Complexities of Place, Identity, and Family.”
“Our University community is excited to hear and learn from such an accomplished and creative writer,” said UOG President Thomas W. Krise.
The lecture is free and open to the public. Seating will be on a first come, first served basis.
Verzemnieks is on-island as a featured author through Humanities Guåhan for a series of creative writing and journalism workshops and readings titled, “I Come From Here: Portraying Place, Community, and History.” Verzemnieks will be working with local students, journalists, and writers through writing workshops and master classes from Feb. 10 to 16. Humanities Guåhan will also be hosting “An Evening with the Author” featuring Verzemnieks on Feb. 15 at the Hyatt Regency Guam. For more information on the event, visit: http://eveningwiththeauthor.eventbrite.com/
Inara Verzemnieks is the author of the acclaimed memoir “Among the Living and the Dead: A Tale of Exile and Homecoming on the War Roads of Europe” and a 2007 Pulitzer Prize Finalist in Feature Writing for her work in The Oregonian. Her other awards include the Rona Jaffe Award, The Pushcart Prize, and the Anslavs Eglitis and Veronika Janelsina Literary Prize. She teaches creative nonfiction at the University of Iowa, which is consistently ranked as the top school for creative writing in the nation.