The Hank Center welcomes George Saunders to the Loyola Campus on March 1st for two distinct events, one during the day and one in the evening.

Event 1: Symposium
Good God, But Life Could Be Less Than Easy: George Saunders and the Fiction of Radical Humanism

This symposium features not only a morning address by George Saunders, but also traditional conference panels interspersed with creative expressions and responses to conference themes. The day concludes with a special visit from the creative writing students at 826CHI and a book signing session.

Participation and lunch are free when you register for this event.

Symposium Schedule
Thursday, March 1, 2018
9:00-10:15 AM          George Saunders Plenary Address
10:15-10:30 AM        Break
10:30-11:45 AM        Panel Session 1
11:45 AM                   Lunch
12:15-1:00 PM           Pedagogy Roundtable: Teaching George Saunders
1:00-1:15 PM             Break
1:15-2:15 PM             Panel Session 2
2:15-2:30 PM             Break
2:30-3:00 PM             Panel Session 3
3:00-3:15 PM             Break
3:15-4:00 PM             Panel Session 4
4:00-4:40P M             Session 5 (826CHI)
4:40 PM                      Symposium Concludes
4:45-5:25 PM             Book Signing with George Saunders

All Symposium sessions will be held in Klarcheck Information Commons, 4th Floor, Loyola University Chicago, Lake Shore Campus, 1032 W. Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL 60660.
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Event 2: Live From Loyola
George Saunders Radio Hour
An evening with MacArthur Genius and the Man Booker Prize-winning author, George Saunders. Raised Catholic in Chicago but now also a practicing Tibetan Buddhist, the author has a decidedly individual take on spirituality​ that informs his fiction. Unsettling, insightful, and hilarious, Saunders’s stories not only entertain and delight, but also “prepare us for tenderness.” Please join us for a celebration of Saunders’s novel Lincoln in the Bardo—and an evening of live readings, discussion, and surprises that will no doubt please the gathered crowd.

Thursday, March 1, 2018, 8:00-9:30 PM

Mundelein Auditorium, Loyola University Chicago, Loyola University Chicago, Lake Shore Campus, 1032 W. Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL 60660.

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