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Are you hankering for some intellectual stimulation in between Sara Ahmed's fabulous GW English Distinguished Lecture in Literary and Cultural Studies and TemFest II on December 3? Eager for some literary light now that the days are shorter and the sunshine less abundant?

Two events this week should prove just the thing for the mid-November doldrums.

On Wednesday, November 10, writer Todd Hasak-Lowy will read from his latest work. Hasak-Lowy is a professor of Hebrew language and literature who took up creative writing while he was working on his PhD at Berkeley. His debut work was a short story collection, The Task of the Translator, and he published his first novel, Captives, appeared in 2008. Prof. Hasak-Lowy reads at 5:30 p.m. in Alumni House, 1918 F Street, NW. This event is co-sponsored by Classics, Judaic Studies, and English.

On Friday, November 12, two creative writing faculty members--Gregory Pardlo and Ramola D--will be reading their works as part of an event titled "Five Smartish Poets Go Over the Potomac in a Barrel" (see artwork, above). The reading begins at 7:30 at the Black Squirrel in Adams Morgan, 2427 18th Street NW, not far from the Woodley Park metro stop on the Red line.

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