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Writing, Creativity & Historical Imagination Talk with Professor Bryant Simon

Friday, October 19, 2018
2:30pm – 4:00pm

Storrs Campus
UCHI seminar room

Please join us for a conversation with Professor Bryant Simon (History & American Studies, Temple University) about Writing, Creativity & Historical Imagination on Friday, October 19, from 2:30-4:00 in the UCHI seminar room. The workshop is aimed at all graduate students and faculty interested in the creative practice of writing for academic and popular audiences. Professor Simon will share aspects of his own experience as a writer and scholar, including past experiments with short historical fiction and insights from writing his most recent book, The Hamlet Fire: A Tragic Story of Cheap Food, Cheap Government, and Cheap Lives (New Press, 2017). A selection of pre-circulated short readings will provide common foundation for a free-ranging interdisciplinary discussion. Among his many diverse publications, Bryant Simon is also author of Everything But the Coffee: Learning about America from Starbucks (California, 2009); Boardwalk of Dreams: Atlantic City and the Fate of Urban America (OUP, 2004); and A Fabric of Defeat: The Politics of South Carolina Millhands, 1910-1948 (UNC, 1998).


Micki McElya at

History Department (primary), Human Rights Institute, Humanities Institute, UConn Master Calendar

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