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On Thursday, Sept 19, 2019, fiction writer NICK WHITE will be on campus, as a part of the Creative Writing Program Reading Series. He will give a reading at 7:30 p.m. in the English & Philosophy  Building, Auditorium 001.

Originally from Mississippi, Nick White is the author of the novel How to Survive a Summer (Blue Rider/Penguin, 2017) and the story collection Sweet and Low. He is an Assistant Professor of English at The Ohio State University's MFA Program in Creative Writing. His short stories, poems, and essays have appeared in a variety of places, including The Kenyon Review, Guernica, Catapult, The Hopkins Review, Indiana Review, The Literary Review, Lit Hub, and elsewhere. He is currently at work on a new novel.





On Thursday, Nov 14, 2019, REGINALD DWAYNE BETTS will be on campus, as a part of the Iron Horse Reading Series and the Humanities Center Lecture Series on Justice. He will give a reading at 7:30 p.m. in the Lanier Auditorium at the TTU School of Law. Reception following.

Reginald Dwayne Betts is the author of four books: his first two collections of poetry, Bastards of the Reagan Era and Shahid Reads His Own Palm; the 2010 NAACP Image Award-winning memoir, A Question of Freedom; and his latest collection of poetry, Felon, released in October 2019. Betts earned a J.D. from the Yale Law School, an M.F.A. from Warren Wilson College, and a B.A. from the University of Maryland. His recent awards include a 2018 PEN America Fellowship for Social Justice Writing, a 2018 Guggenheim Fellowship, and a 2019 NEA in Poetry.

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On Wednesday, Feb 12, 2019, DAVID R. DOW will speak on campus, as a part of the Humanities Center Lecture Series on Justice, at 7:30 p.m. in the Lanier Auditorium at the TTU School of Law.

David R. Dow is the Cullen Professor at the University of Houston Law Center and the Rorschach Visiting Professor of History at Rice University. Working with students in his death penalty clinic, Dow has represented more than one hundred death-row inmates during their state and federal appeals. He is also the founder and director of the Texas Innocence Network. The author of seven books: first memoir, The Autobiography of an Execution, was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle award and the winner of the 2010 Barnes & Noble Discover Award for nonfiction. His second memoir, Things I've Learned From Dying, was named by NPR as one of the best books of 2014. His most recent book, the novel Confessions of an Innocent Man, was published by Dutton in 2019.  

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On Monday, March 30, 2019, ALISA ROTH will speak as a part of the Humanities Center Lecture Series on Justice. Her lecture will take place at 7:30 in the English & Philosophy Building, Room 001.


For her book, Insane: America’s Criminal Treatment of Mental Illness, Alisa Roth spent a year investi-gating the growing role of American jails and prisons as our country's de facto mental healthcare system. She visited our three largest psychiatric care provi-ders: Rikers Island, Cook County Jail in Chicago, and Los Angeles County Jail. Her research includes  inter-views with prisoners and their families, psychiatrists, lawyers, wardens, corrections officers, and others. Her work has been broadcast on Marketplace, NPR, and The World, and her stories have appeared in The New York TimesThe New York Review of Books, and Gastronomica. A Fulbright Scholar and Soros Justice Fellow, she has received funding from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, the International Reporting Project, and the Fund for Investigative Journalism. 

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