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Upcoming Events

All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. For a listing of workshops on various topics for students, faculty, and staff, see http://wulibraries.doattend.com. Questions? Contact Joy Lowery, director of communications and special events, at 314-935-5418.
Film Screening: A Regular Bouquet: Mississippi Summer
Tuesday, September 23, 7 p.m. Steinberg Auditorium 

A Regular Bouquet is a documentary about the summer of 1964 when historic efforts were made in Mississippi to register African Americans to vote. Made by filmmaker and actor Richard Beymer, who is known for his acting roles—Tony in West Side Story and Ben Horne in Twin Peaks. Beymer has placed his film archives with the Film & Media Archives at the Washington University Libraries. The picture accompanying this listing shows three Mississippi youngsters in the summer of 1964. Beymer will attend the WU screening and participate in a discussion after the film is shown. This link leads to a map of the Washington University campus. Steinberg Hall is located in the southeast portion of campus; it is building #109 on the campus map. 


William Gass Reading: Passages of Time by William H. Gass
Sunday, September 28, 4 p.m., Umrath Lounge, Umrath Hall

William H. Gass is a prolific and influential author, celebrated worldwide for his works of fiction, literary criticism, and essays. On the occasion of his 90th birthday, William Gass will read passages from several of his fiction works written across the decades. Gass spent most of his career at Washington University, teaching philosophy starting in 1969 and establishing the International Writers Center in 1990, leading it until his retirement in 2000. Many of Gass's manuscripts, photographs, correspondence, and other memorabilia are held in the Manuscripts Collection at the Washington University Libraries. A reception will follow, with several of Gass's books available for purchase. The event is free and open to the public. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. If you plan to attend, email jlowery@wustl.edu or call 314-935-5418.