Maggie Nelson

Una's Lecturer
315 Wheeler | Feb 27, 5 pm

Maggie Nelson, a 2016 MacArthur Fellow, is the author of numerous works of nonfiction and poetry, including The Argonauts, an autobiographical account that received the National Book Critics Circle Award for criticism. 

Diego Pirillo

Berkeley Book Chats
220 Stephens | Wed, Feb 20 | 12–1 pm

Diego Pirillo (Italian Studies) offers a new history of early modern diplomacy, centered on Italian religious refugees who left Italy in order to forge ties with English and northern European Protestants in the hope of inspiring an Italian Reformation.

Michael Lewis

In Converstation on the Art of Writing
Morrison Reading Room  | Feb 26, 5pm

Michael Lewis, author of The Big Short, Moneyball, and other bestselling books, discusses his career and practice as a writer with Art of Writing Director Ramona Naddaff (Rhetoric).

Writing Freedom — and Its Constraints

Maggie Nelson in Conversation with Nadia Ellis
220 Stephens | Feb 28, 5 pm

Maggie Nelson, the 2018-19 Una's Lecturer, is joined in conversation by UC Berkeley Professor of English Nadia Ellis.

Art Exhibition: Livia Stein

Monsters and Others
220 Stephens Hall | opens Jan 28, 2019

Livia Stein's paintings depict tentative and often failed efforts at communication between human beings and other beings — whether animal or monster, real or imagined.

Art of Writing Logo

Art of Writing teaches UC Berkeley undergraduates to write clearly and eloquently in a variety of nonfiction forms.

For students whose writing level has advanced beyond the Reading & Composition requirement, Art of Writing funds small seminars that foster collaborative writing communities.

Art of Writing also runs a Summer Writing Institute to help graduate students refine their skills as teachers of writing, and presents campus events featuring acclaimed authors and critics.

Art of Writing at the Townsend Center for the Humanities is supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, a private donation, and the Daniel E. Koshland, Jr. Chancellor's Distinguished Chair in Writing. 

Visit the Art of Writing website to learn more.