Sunday, April 22, 2007

Literary Series

Weill Cornell
Medical College in Qatar
Qatar Foundation

Press Release

WCMC-Q presents Literature, Life in Words this April

Doha, Sunday, April 1, 2007: Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar (WCMC-Q) will present Literature, Life in Words, a literary lecture series in April. The series will cover a wide variety of topics from literary greats such as William Shakespeare, to the place of literature and writing in medicine.

Each Monday in April a member of WCMC-Q's writing faculty will deliver an informal talk on an area of their expertise in lecture hall four at 5pm in the Weill Cornell building, Education City.

Members of the community are welcome to attend the lectures. The topics include:

April 2: Did Shakespeare write Shakespeare? A historical excavation

April 9: A children's book for an endangered planet (Color Me Earth)

April 16: To laugh at that which is unhappy: Samuel Beckett's sense of humor

April 23: What Washington Irving did not want us to know: the story of Dame Van Winkle

April 30: The place of literature and writing in medicine

For more information, please contact Rodney Sharkey on 523-3513
or e-mail

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