Global Literary Encounters: Four Evenings

Global Literary Encounters: Four Evenings

We are excited to continue our collaboration with the Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures "Ten Evenings" series. The Global Studies Center will be once again hosting "Four Evenings: Global Literary Encounters" pre-lecture discussions that put prominent world authors and their work in global perspective. The series is co-sponsored by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

Open to all, these evening discussions, conducted by Pitt experts prior to author events with Pittsburgh Arts and Lectures, provide additional insight on prominent writers and engaging issues. You can register for the book discussions here.

Charles Yu - Interior Chinatown
Discussion led by Dr. Kirsten Strayer, Program Coordinator, SCREENSHOT: Asia at University of Pittsburgh
Thursday, October 14 | 6 PM
Lecture: Monday, October 18 | Virtual

Yaa Gyasi - Transcendent Kingdom
Discussion led by Dr. Tomas Matza, Professor of Anthropology at University of Pittsburgh
Thursday, December 2 | 6 PM
Lecture: Monday, December 6

Ayad Akhtar - Homeland Elegies
Discussion led by Dr. Michael Kenney, Posvar Chair in International Security Studies; Director of the Ridgway Center at University of Pittsburgh
Thursday, February 17 | 6 PM
Lecture: Monday, February 21

Isabel Wilkerson - Caste
Discussion led by Dr. Nico Slate, Professor of History and Department Head at Carnegie Mellon University
Thursday, May 5 | 6 PM
Lecture: Monday, May 9

For questions and more information, contact Maja Konitzer at

NOTE: If you would like to just attend the Monday lectures hosted by Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures, please register here.

Learn more about the books, authors, and discussion speakers below: