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The Birss Memorial Lecture and Book Discussion Group


The 17th annual Professor John Howard Birss, Jr. Memorial Lecture has two upcoming signature events. As part of honoring this year’s selection, One Hundred Years of Solitude &  Gabriel García Márquez, a public discussion will be held at Rogers Free Library on February 22, 2017 (7:00 PM). The following week, on March 1, the keynote address on the book will be held in the Mary Tefft White Center in the RWU Library (4:30 PM). The lecture, “Violence and History in One Hundred Years of Solitude: The Politics of Magical Realism,” will be delivered by María Helena Rueda, Chair, Associate Professor of Spanish & Portuguese at Smith College. Concurrently, the exhibition celebrating One Hundred Years of Solitude, remains on display on the first floor of the library through March 31, 2017. For information and resources about the book, please visit https://libraryexhibits.rwu.edu/birss/2017/index.php