Andrei Codrescu, talk with librarians

February 17, 2017 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Main Library, Room 2032

In connection with his visit, Andrei Codrescu will be meeting informally with library staff and SLIS students and faculty.

A Romanian-American poet, essayist, and novelist, Codrescu is perhaps best known from his years as a commentator on NPR. While his talk in Shambaugh the next day will focus on the Dada movement which has been a major influence on his work, his latest book, Bibliodeath: My Archives (With Life in Footnotes) deals in an insightful and humorous way with the issues that dominate our professional lives: libraries, archives, preservation, the physical and the "born digital." Bibliodeath is on reserve in the Main Library, and you are encouraged to take a look if you have a chance before his visit. This will be an informal Q&A, not a formal talk, so be sure to bring your questions about libraries, Dada, or any other relevant topic.

Andrei Codrescu's visit is sponsored by the journal Dada/Surrealism, and his session with librarians is made possible by additional support from the School of Library and Information Science through its Newsome Lecture Fund.