Beyond Campus: M-I-Z in K.C. 2017

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Kansas City Public Library–Plaza Branch, 4801 Main Street, Kansas City

Beyond Campus KC series posterReception 6:00 p.m., discussion 7:00 p.m.

Kansas City Public Library–Plaza Branch, 4801 Main Street, Kansas City

Asst. Professor Julija Sukys, English
"Writing the Real"
Šukys’s work has taken her across Siberia, to Israel, all over Europe and North America, and on imagined voyages to the Sahara desert. She has spent hundreds of hours not only reading the diaries and letters of the dead but also in conversation with the living. In each of her three books (Silence is DeathEpistolophilia, and the forthcoming Siberian Exile), Šukys follows the traces of her subjects—a writer, a Holocaust rescuer, and her own grandmother—and resurrects the stories of small, forgotten lives. The author will read from her work and talk about how and why writers write from reality.

Committed to engaging with the communities it serves, MU's College of Arts and Science offers Beyond Campus, a series that showcases the range and relevance of the college's research and programs, which serve as the foundation for all undergraduates at MU, whether they major in an A&S discipline or not. The events in this series are intended for the general public, including alumni, business and community leaders, and prospective students. All are welcome.

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