On Campus

brown bullet   Literature Tea
Date: December 10, 2007
Time: 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Location: 14N-417
Description: Join students and faculty for a fun and relaxing evening at the last Monday Afternoon Tea of the semester, which is sponsored by the MIT Literature Department. This will be a special holiday tea to celebrate the end of the term.

brown bullet   Book Sale
Location: 14N-407
Description: Some of our past selections are available at special low prices in our ongoing book sale! Drop by 14N-407 and take your pick. Currently we have the following books:

brown bullet   Meeting with Vikram Chandra
Date: November 5, 2007
Time: 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: 14E-310
Description: Meet Vikram Chandra, author of our October selection "Love and Longing in Bombay" at a special seminar. "Love and Longing in Bombay" is a collection of five short stories set in Bombay, all linked together by a common narrator.

brown bullet   Public Reading by Vikram Chandra
Date: November 5, 2007
Time: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: 6-120
Description: Join us as acclaimed author Vikram Chandra presents samples from his latest book, “Sacred Games”. For more information on this event, visit this site.

In Cambridge and Surrounding Areas

brown bullet   Discussion & Signing with Zachary Leader
Date: April 23, 2007
Time: 7 PM
Location: Harvard Coop 3rd Floor
Description: We are delighted to welcome critically acclaimed author Zachary Leader as he discusses and signs his new book, The Life Of Kingsley Amis. This new literary biography catches the blistering intelligence and savage wit that made Kingsley Amis the finest comic novelist of his generation.

brown bullet   Reading, Discussion, and Signing w/ Thalassa Ali
Date: April 25, 2007
Time: 7 PM
Location: Harvard Coop 3rd Floor
Description: The final installment of Thalassa's Paradise Trilogy (following A Singular Hostage and A Beggar at the Gate) finds Mariana Givens living within the confines of the British cantonment at Kabul in 1841, on the eve of the first Afghan war. An assassination attempt in Lahore thwarted by her husband, Hassan Ali Khan (son of a Sufi sheikh), has forced Mariana to leave Lahore, abandoning Hassan (and her stepson, Saboor).

brown bullet   No Man’s Land by Harold Pinter
Date: May 12-June 10, 2007
Location: Loeb Drama Center
Description: Two aging writers locked in the no man's land of late middle age meet for a late-night session of witty banter, sinister power games, and the worship of alcohol. Pinter's elegant, haunting play is part mystery drama, part homage to the ghosts of the past and the fiction of memory. Don't miss this tragicomic gem from Britain's Nobel Prize-winning playwright.

In Boston

brown bullet  Crooks, Rogues, & Maids Less Than Virtuous: Books in the Streets of 18th-Century London
Date: Until May 1, 2007
Location: Boston Public Library
Description: This exhibit displays, for the first time, the riches of the Boston Public Library’s William Trent Collection of Defoe and Defoeana. Daniel Defoe (1660-1731) is considered on eof the inventors of the English novel, writing Robinson Crusoe (1719) and Moll Flanders (1722).