Nearly every Wednesday from 12-1, the Townsend Center hosts a causal lunchtime Book Chat where anyone can come listen to a UC Berkeley faculty member discuss their recent work.
Writing Category: Writers on Writing
A Book is Born
The Art of Writing is a program run by the Townsend Center that helps undergraduates enhance their writing skills and graduate students become strong teachers of writing.
Students Teaching Students
The Art of Writing at the Townsend Center is a program dedicated to helping undergraduates of various majors and at different stages of their academic career develop their written communication skills.
Francine Masiello’s Sensational Sense Work
On September 26th, the Townsend Center hosted the first of its seven Berkeley Book Chats this semester, a casual conversation series in which UC Berkeley faculty discuss the publication of their most recent books.
Why Berkeley’s Comparative Literature PhDs Have the Best Dissertations
Every year, the American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) accepts nominations for the best dissertation in Comparative Literature in the country and bestows the winner with the Bernheimer Prize.
Ways of Reading Into the Holloway Series
The Holloway Series in Poetry is an English Department-sponsored poetry reading series on campus.
When Law and Humanities Intersect
On April 10, 2019, the Townsend Center for the Humanities hosted the authors and editors of Looking for Law in All the Wrong Places for one of its Berkeley Book Chats.
Faculty as Writers
On Friday, November 15th, English Professor Amanda Goldstein, Architecture Professor Andrew Shanken, and Sociology Professor Dylan Riley gathered with Cal undergraduate writers to discuss writing as an art form.
Student Creativity in the Era of Zoom
When she first learned that UC Berkeley would be transitioning to online classes for the rest of the spring semester, Sophia Stewart’s first reaction was concern.
Mapping Words, Collecting Voices: Joy Hart Celebrates the Diversity of Native Nations Poetry
In 2019 Joy Harjo was chosen as the 23rd US Poet Laureate, a position she still holds, making her only the second Laureate to serve for three terms.