Literary Arts

NEA’s The Big Read: “Survival is Not Enough: Reflections on the Importance of the Arts & Humanities in the Modern World” Panel Discussion on Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

Station Eleven: Survival is insuffecient

Wednesday, March 20, 11:00 a.m.
Visual Arts Building, B08

Free with RSVP

Following the discussion, join us for a reception in the Visual Arts Gallery. Moderated by Robert Albrecht, NJCU Professor of Media Arts and Carmine Tabone, Director of the Jersey City Educational Arts Team.

Doris Cacoillo, Adjunct professor of art; NJCU
Lauren Ferrando, Student, Media Arts

This discussion will respond to the themes of survival and the arts found in the novel and explore the importance of the arts and humanities in contemporary society.

Emily St. John Mandel — Author of Station Eleven, NEA’s the Big Read

Emily St. John Mandel

Wednesday, April 3, 6:00 p.m.
NJCU School of Business, Skyline Room

Free with RSVP

Emily St. John Mandel is the author of four novels, most recently Station Eleven, which was a finalist for a National Book Award and the PEN/Faulkner Award, and won the 2015 Arthur C. Clarke Award, the Toronto Book Award, and the Morning News Tournament of Books, and has been translated into 31 languages. A previous novel, The Singer’s Gun, was the 2014 winner of the Prix Mystere de la Critique in France. Her short fiction and essays have been anthologized in numerous collections, including Best American Mystery Stories 2013. She is a staff writer for The Millions.