Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Eco at Emory

I just learned like two weeks ago that Umberto Eco is coming to Emory to give a series of lectures. It's this weekend:

Event Schedule, October 5-7, 2008:

Sunday, October 5th, 2008
4:00-5:00 pm: Lecture: “How I Write”, Emerson Hall, Schwartz Center
for the Performing Arts
5:00-6:00 pm: Public Reception, Patterson Green, Goizueta Business School

Monday, October 6th, 2008
8:15-9:15 pm: Lecture: "Author, Text, and Interpreters", Sanctuary,
Glenn Memorial Church

Tuesday, October 7th, 2008
4:00-5:00 pm: Lecture: “On the Advantages of Fiction for Life
and Death”, Emerson Hall, Schwartz Center
8:15-9:05 pm: A Reading by Umberto Eco, Emerson Hall
9:15-10:30 pm: Book signing by Umberto Eco, Emerson Hall

All events are free and open to the public. Tickets are not required.


So then I found out that our department had been invited to have brunch with him on Sunday. Holy crap. Just our department. And him. Brunch. NOW I just got an email saying that the location for the brunch has been changed and will be held at the home of the Italian consulate, who has kindly invited us to gnosh at to her house in Buckhead.

Seriously, first Crispin Glover, now this. What the hell am I going to wear?


Kenzie said...

You are famous. They are all flocking around you!!

Lucky... lol. (I know Crispin Glover, but not the new guy coming, lol)

Julie said...

The new guy is an incredible writer and theorist from Italy. He wrote the book "Foucault's Pendulum" that I *tried* to read all summer. He's incredibly cool and interesting, and a HUGE name for us to host here. I'm so excited!

But the question remains...what to wear? :-)

Peanut said...

That is very cool! Give us an update after it's over!

Leena said...

People should read this.