These pictures, courtesy of my new phone, convey on a little bit of the excitement and intellectual flair of this great event, which was organized entirely by grad students in the program.
First we had a panel featuring the work of Dr. Scott Combs and Dr. Elda Tsou, two recently tenured Associate Professors who described the challenges and pleasures of writing their first books.
Almost-ABD student Anwar Uhuru also joined this panel, which concluded with a reading of his original poem about the Library of Alexandria that he stored on his phone.
Wise things were said about the complex ways of academic writing. We hope this event becomes a regular part of our shared intellectual community!