The Suffolk Journal

Discussion of André Aciman’s thrilling new novel: ‘Find Me’

Discussion of André Aciman’s thrilling new novel: ‘Find Me’

Gabrielle Delgado

November 20, 2019

André Aciman spoke about his inspirations for writing, the vibrancy of setting and spontaneity during the discussion of his new novel “Find Me” at the Boston Public Library (BPL) on Sunday Nov. 10, with the Executive Arts Editor WGBH, Jared Bowen. Following his New York Times bestselling novel...

English professor discusses different versions of truth in literature

English professor discusses different versions of truth in literature

Madison Suseland

November 20, 2019

On Tuesday, Nov. 12, English Professor Nicholas Frangipane hosted a talk to discuss his recently released book, “Multiple Narratives, Versions, and Truth in the Contemporary Novel.” Frangipane just entered his third year as a faculty member in Suffolk’s English department and was asked by the d...

Writers brings classic literature to life in poetry reading

Writers brings classic literature to life in poetry reading

Catarina Protano

October 16, 2019

Two highly respected poets, Michael Longley and Suffolk University Resident Professor David Ferry made an appearance to give voice to their highly respected lyrical poems, translate the texts of ancient epics and discuss the immense value that simple lines can have in poetry. Longley, from Belfast, Ireland, made a r...

Suffolk alum discusses turning grief into literature to communications students

Suffolk alum discusses turning grief into literature  to communications students

Morgan Hume

October 2, 2019

When Richard Ballo’s wife lost her battle to cancer in 1993, the heartbroken widower was unsure how to handle the devastating loss, until he reached for a notebook and began jotting his grief down on paper. The author and Suffolk alum came to the university on Thursday afternoon to speak to students...

Spoken poet ‘FreeQuency’ shares poems on Black identity

Spoken poet ‘FreeQuency’ shares poems on Black identity

Morgan Hume

February 27, 2019

In celebration of Black History Month, Program Council (PC), Black Student Union (BSU) and the Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion brought spoken poet and Kenyan immigrant Mwende “FreeQuency” Katwiwa to campus for a performance on Feb. 20. Last year, FreeQuency, who identifies as they/them,...

Leigh Bardugo brings new novel “King of Scars” to Brookline Booksmith

Sarah Turley

February 8, 2019

New York Times Bestselling author Leigh Bardugo visited Boston on Jan. 30 as her sought after book tour reached the Brookline Booksmith. Approximately three hundred people crowded the two floors of the shop to snag the newly released novel, ask the author questions, and seize the opportunity to have t...

Native American Gyasi Ross promotes activism with poetry

Shayla Manning

November 7, 2018

Students of all backgrounds were drawn together to kick off the start of Native American Heritage Month with “Activism Through Spoken Word” on Thursday at an event held by The Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion. The event featured speaker Gyasi Ross, who is a member of the Blackfeet Nation,...

MFA Exhibit Allows Spectators To Relive Childhood Classic ‘Winnie-the-Pooh’

MFA Exhibit Allows Spectators To Relive Childhood Classic ‘Winnie-the-Pooh’

Harper Wayne

October 24, 2018

“Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring a Classic,” the newest installation at the Museum of Fine Arts, transports visitors into the world of the famous children’s book. Spectators can feel “Winnie-the-Pooh” books come to life on the walls of the exhibit, instilling a feeling of being at home as a child wai...

‘Crash Course’ brothers visit Boston to promote ‘An Absolutely Remarkable Thing’

Sarah Lukowski

October 3, 2018

You can now say that there are two Green authors. Hank Green, brother of author John Green, released his first book, “An Absolutely Remarkable Thing” on Sept. 25. Following the release, Green brought his book tour to the Wilbur Theater in Boston on Sept. 26 with John as a special guest, which brou...

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