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“Stefan Zweig and World War I”

Official opening of exhibit


Reed Library

Organized by the grad students in ENGL 514






“The Last Days of Stefan Zweig”


Bartlett Theatre

Staged reading of the play “The Last Days of Stefan Zweig” (Laurent Seksik) by students in the Theatre & Dance Department, directed by Jessica Hillman.






3rd Biannual Stefan Zweig LectureSeksik

by French novelist Laurent Seksik


Rosch Recital Hall

On Wednesday Oct 22 French author Laurent Seksik will deliver the 3rd Biannual Stefan Zweig Lecture in Rosch Recital Hall at 6 pm. Seksik, who is also a practicing physician, is the author of Les Derniers Jours de Stefan Zweig (translated in English as The Last Days), a bestselling novel about the final months of Zweig and his second wife Lotte who committed suicide in Brazil in 1942.  The novel, which was staged as a theater production in Paris in 2012 and, more recently, adapted into a comic book, has been translated into fifteen languages. Seksik’s lecture will be entitled, “The Physician as Writer: How Stefan Zweig Changed My Life.” His lecture will be free and open to the public at large. The Biannual Stefan Zweig Lecture series celebrates the legacy and works of Fredonia’s world-renowned Stefan Zweig Collection. For more on this collection, please go to

Copies of Seksik’s books as well as the works of Stefan Zweig are available in the campus bookstore.  For more information on the 3rd Biannual Stefan Zweig lecture, please contact Prof. Birger Vanwesenbeeck at






Daisy Fried

Daisy Fried


4:00pm & 7:00pm
202 McEwen

MLW visiting writers series

Daisy Fried is the author of three books of poetry, Women's Poetry: Poems and Advice (University of Pittsburgh, 2013), My Brother is Getting Arrested Again (University of Pittsburgh, 2006), a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and She Didn't Mean to Do It, (University of Pittsburgh, 2000), which won the Agnes Lynch Starrett Award. For her poetry, she's received Guggenheim, Hodder and Pew Fellowships, as well as a Pushcart Prize and the Cohen Award from Ploughshares. Recent poems have been published in the London Review of Books, The Nation, The New Republic, Poetry, The Threepenny Review and in Best American Poetry







Brian Castner

Talk & Roundtable / Veterans Book Project


Located in Rosch Recital Hall, followed by reception 7:30-9:00 in Reed Library

Mar 26 2015





JerichoJericho Brown


MLW visiting writers series


Brown’s newest book, The New Testament, will be released this fall from Copper Canyon Press. His first book, Please (New Issues), won the American Book Award and was a finalist for the Lambda Award for gay poetry. He is the recipient of the Whiting Writers Award and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Radcliffe Institute at Harvard University, the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, and the Krakow Poetry Seminar in Poland. He is assistant professor of English at Emory University.

9 2015





Ethan Rutherford Ethan


MLW visiting writers series

Ethan Rutherford’s book, The Peripatetic Coffin and Other Stories, was named a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Pick, and a “Best Book of the Summer” by Publishers Weekly. He received his MFA from the University of Minnesota, and has taught creative writing at Macalester College, the University of Minnesota, and the Loft Literary Center. He is the guitarist for the band Pennyroyal. He is currently at work on a novel set in the Alaskan wilderness.


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