Meet the Author

Meet Author Dahlma Llanos-Figueroa, Thursday 10/15 at noon

cover image for Daughters of the Stone
Please join us for the latest in the Library’s Meet The Author series this Thursday, October 15, at noon in room 90, Snell Library. Author Dahlma Llanos-Figueroa will discuss her novel, Daughters of the Stone, which follows five generations of Afro-Puerto Rican women from the mid-1800s to the present. The event is also sponsored by the NU Latino/a Student Cultural Center, the NU Women’s Studies Program, and the NU Bookstore. For more information on this and other programs in the Meet The Author series, see our calendar of events. Hope to see you on Thursday at noon!

Fall Meet the Author Series

We have a great slate of authors lined up for the fall semester. Please join us! If you can’t make it, we’ll continue to post talks on Youtube.  And stay up to date on any changes at the Library’s events web page. Can I Wear My Nose Ring to the Interview? Author Ellen Reeves Wednesday, September 23 @ Noon 440 Egan Center Reeves, a Northeastern alumnus and job hunting expert, shares her advice on finding, landing, and keeping your first ‘real’ job. She gives advice on: cleaning up your online act, using a professional email address, crafting your best resume, dressing your best for interviews, networking effectively, and avoiding emailing hundreds of resumes. “If you’re looking for a job, you need this book. And now for a confession: After reading it, I tweaked my own resume!”-Doug Hirschhorn, Ph.D., Executive Performance Coach and Author of Street Smarts Sponsored by Northeastern University Libraries, Northeastern Career Services, and the Northeastern Bookstore. Daughters of the Stone Author Dahlma Llanos-Figueroa Thursday, October 15 @ Noon 90 Snell Library This novel focuses on five generations of Afro-Puerto Rican women from the mid-1800s to the present. The story takes place in Africa and follows Fela and her husband, who perform a tribal ceremony, pouring the essence of their unborn child into a stone. The couple is then separated by slavery. Throughout the next four generations, the power of this stone is revealed. “This is a remarkable first novel, both magical and deeply real, that vividly renders the power of storytelling to a diasporic people. The story of each woman in her own time and place is like a luminous fiber, meticulously spun from hay into gold, which woven together creates an unforgettable history, grounded in a black stone that symbolizes the legends and rituals of the Old Ones, but spiraling into a wider world that connects stone to memory and earth to continents…I could not resist the magnetic pull of these stories.”-Alicia Gaspar de Alba, author of Calligraphy of the Witch Sponsored by Northeastern University Libraries, the Northeastern Latino/a Student Center, the Northeastern University Women’s Studies Program, and the Northeastern Bookstore. Heidegger and a Hippo Walk Through Those Pearly Gates Authors Thomas Cathcart and Daniel Klein Saturday, October 24 @ 10:30 AM      Parent’s Weekend 90 Snell Library Back by popular demand, Cathcart and Klein return to Snell Library to share their newest book, subtitled “Using Philosophy (and Jokes!) to Explore Life, Death, the Afterlife and Everything in Between.”  The pair uses a witty and lighthearted approach to examine what major philosophers such as Kierkegaard, Descartes, and Sartre wrote about death. “This little book is an entertaining and surprisingly informative survey of the Big D and its centrality in human life.”-Publisher’s Weekly Sponsored by Northeastern University Libraries, the Northeastern Office of Admissions, and the Northeastern Bookstore. Logicomix Author Christos Papadimitriou Wednesday, October 28 @ Noon 90 Snell Library This beautiful graphic novel tells the true story of Bertrand Russell, British logician, anti-war activist, and Nobel Prize winner, and his colleagues in the fields of math, science, and philosophy. It is set against the historical backdrop of major twentieth century events, including the two World Wars, and explores Russell’s passionate quest for mathematical truth. Some superheroes leap tall buildings with a single bound. Others catch thieves just like flies. But the ones in Apostolos Doxiadis and Christos H. Papadimitriou’s graphic novel just think-really hard-about an incredibly difficult dilemma…Like all the best superheroes, they are deeply, fascinatingly flawed characters.”Financial Times “This is an extraordinary graphic novel, wildly ambitious in daring to put into words and drawings the life and thought of one of the greatest philosophers of the last century, Bertrand Russell…A rare intellectual and artistic achievement, which will, I’m sure, lead its readers to explore realms of knowledge they thought were forbidden to them.”-Howard Zinn, author of A People’s History of the United States Sponsored by Northeastern University Libraries and the Northeastern Bookstore. The Longest Trip Home Author John Grogan Monday, November 2 @ Noon Raytheon Amphitheater, Egan Center Grogan, author of the best-seller Marley & Me, writes a personal memoir about growing up, forging his own identity, and re-connecting and reconciling with his parents. Grogan was raised in a devout Catholic home in suburban Detroit of the 1960s and 1970s. Using a deft blend of humor and compassion, Grogan vividly illustrates his own family in a way that will cause readers to recognize and embrace their own. “Genuinely heart-rending. . .Grogan invests these events with deeply felt humanity and pathos.”-Janet Maslin, New York Times Sponsored by Northeastern University Libraries, the Northeastern School of Journalism, and the Northeastern Bookstore. About the Meet the Author Series Northeastern University Libraries encourage dialogue on significant contemporary questions through its Meet the Author program. We offer a varied collection of authors, whose work and discussion can help enrich the intellectual and cultural fabric of the University. The Meet the Author programs are free and open to the public. Please join us for these stimulating events.  For more information please contact Maria Carpenter @  617.373.2821,

Fall Football Preview

Tomorrow @ Noon, Snell Library will host former NFL player Mark Bavaro and footbal statistician Aaron Schatz.  The two are discussing their repective books, Rough & Tumble, and Pro Football Prospectus.  Join us in 90 Snell for a spirited kick-off of one of the season’s great pleasures–football (and the Meet the Author Series)!

Meet author Roy Harris

This Thursday, Journalist Roy Harris will discuss his book Pulitzer’s Gold as part of NU Library’s Meet the Author series at 3:30 pm in 90 Snell Library.  Harris tackles the ninety-year history of the coveted Pulitzer Prize for Public Service.  The Joseph Pulitzer Gold medal is awarded annually to newspapers instead of individual reporters.  Behind each award-winning public story, there’s usually an exciting private drama in the newsroom.  Some are well-known, such as the work of Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein for The Washington Post uncovering the Watergate scandal.  Others, less well-known but often equally compelling, are skillfully recounted by Harris.  Each demonstrates the importance and consequence of public service reporting at papers, both large and small, across the United States.  “This is the story of reporters who started out raking the muck and ended up mining for gold.”-Anthony Marro, former editor of Newsday Please join us! Below, watch a promotional video for the talk, directed by Kristin Richardson, our graphic design co-op student:  

Join us for Bringing Human Rights Home: A Panel Discussion on Human Rights in the United States

Maria Green, Assistant Professor at Brandeis University’s Heller School for Social Policy and Management will moderate a panel discussion with guests Martha Davis, Northeastern University Law Professor; Wendy Pollack, Director of the Women’s Law & Policy Project for the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law; Eric Tars, Human Rights Attorney for the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty; and Cathy Albisa, Executive Director of the National Economic and Social Rights Initiative.

Thursday, April 3, 2008


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