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Caught in the Creative Act brings famed authors to Columbia campus

USC’s College of Arts and Sciences will host five famous writers in March and April as part of its Caught in the Creative Act series

Starting Wednesday and continuing through April 13, Gambrell Auditorium, Room 153, will host a lecture on an author’s book every Monday and host the author in person every Wednesday. The lectures and visits will be from 6-7 p.m., and the authors will sign books until 7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays. The first author to visit will be David Shields, author of the bestselling “The Thing About Life is that One Day You’ll be Dead.” The series culminates with a visit by famed New York Times columnist and author Gail Collins.

Monday, March 14
Lecture on “The Thing About Life is that One Day You’ll be Dead” by David Shields

Wednesday, March 16
Visit of David Shields

Monday, March 21
Lecture on “The Last of his Mind: A Year in the Shadow of Alzheimer’s” by John Thorndike

Wednesday, March 23
Visit of John Thorndike

Monday, March 28
Lecture on “Night Navigation” by Ginnah Howard

Wednesday, March 30
Visit of Ginnah Howard

Monday, April 4
Lecture on “Confederacy of Silence: A True Tale of the New Old South” by Richard Rubin

Wednesday, April 6
Visit of Richard Rubin

Monday, April 11
Lecture on “When Everything Changed” by Gail Collins

Wednesday, April 13
Visit of Gail Collins


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