An interview with novelist Claire Messud launches a new series in which Harvard writers discuss how their stories take shape.
A new exhibit at Houghton Library marks the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death.
The Irish novelist Colm Tóibín will sit down with Claire Messud, a lecturer and fellow novelist, as part of the Mahindra Humanities Center’s Writers Speak series.
Harvard Divinity School Professor Matthew Potts probes religious themes in novels of Cormac McCarthy
A new initiative is underway to use gaming and crowdsourcing to speed the massive task of transcribing documents, at Harvard and around the world.
Radcliffe Fellow Ross Gay is a finalist for the National Book Award in poetry.
Harvard’s Elisa New will introduce poet Alicia Jo Rabins, who will read from her book “Divinity School” and play with her band Girls in Trouble on Nov. 16 at Harvard Hillel.
The celebrated Israeli novelist David Grossman reflects on writing and warfare. The right has won the debate in his country, he says, but hope for peace remains.
Inspired by her love of science and her exploration of the universe’s mysteries, Sarah Howe wrote a poem dedicated to Stephen Hawking. A video has Hawking reading Howe’s poem, marking National Poetry Day, Oct. 8.
“Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” author Rebecca Skloot, at Radcliffe as a visiting scholar, talks about her new book project, on the bond between humans and animals.
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While volumes of poetry, sadly, may not sell the way, say, a Stephen King novel does, Ifeanyi Menkiti knows firsthand that poetry’s gifts are priceless. That’s why, in 2006, he purchased the Grolier Poetry Book Shop, a historic literary enclave down an unassuming Harvard Square side street.
A new exhibit at Houghton Library spans the many pursuits of the British artist Walter Crane.
Harvard's Houghton Library has acquired Henry David Thoreau’s notes from the scene of the shipwreck that killed social reformer and writer Margaret Fuller.
Former New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson on coaching the next generation of journalism leaders.
“Such A Curious Dream! Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” is on view from May 20 through Sept. 5 at Houghton Library.
A Harvard panel assesses Walt Whitman’s vivid and pictorial ‘Drum-Taps,’ a collection of Civil War poems out in print for the first time in 150 years. Professor Elisa New will explore “Drum-Taps” (along with Melville’s war poems) in a new HarvardX online American poetry course, which launches May 8.
Professor Racha Kirakosian is using performance to help her students grasp gender issues in medieval German literature.
Matthew Weiner, creator of “Mad Men,” talked about his development as a writer and the show’s beginnings in a conversation with Harvard’s Bret Anthony Johnston on Monday at Sever Hall.
This walking tour pairs classic Harvard landmarks with a sampling of the poets connected to the University — all in honor of National Poetry Month.
Professor Steven Pinker talks about his latest book, “The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person’s Guide to Writing in the 21st Century.”