Department of English



1 November | As part of the Nonfiction@Brown reading series, Ross Gay reads from Inciting Joy.
4 October | As part of the Nonfiction@Brown reading series, Maggie Millner reads from her new book Couplets.
The Annual Nonfiction Awards Readings (2023): Featuring Dylan Ines, Eliza Berman, Yuzhen Zou, Caelyn Pender, Gaya Gupta, and Benjamin Glickman.
The producers of Now Here This lead a conversation with Ana González (class of ‘15), Anna Martin (class of ‘16), and Liza Yaeger (class of ‘16) about making and pitching compelling stories as well as navigating the first steps out of school and into the professional world.



6 October | A Bell Curve is a Pregnant Straight Line
8 February | Dan Barry | Nonfiction!@Brown | A Conversation and Q&A with Dan Barry
14 January | The Brown Club in New York | “What We Inherit: A Secret War and a Family’s Search for Answers”



8 November | Nonfiction!@Brown | Amy Pickworth for Nonfiction Now
20 September | Nonfiction!@Brown | All American Nativism: How the Bipartisan War on Immigrants Explains Politics as We Know It
11 February | Nonfiction!@Brown | Alissa Quart: Nonfiction at Brown Lecture Series


18 April | 18th Annual Casey Shearer Lecture | Social Impact and Storytelling through Documentary
5 March | Great Nonfiction Writers' Lecture Series | Far Away, So Close


23 October | Great Nonfiction Writers' Lecture Series | Jerald Walker Talk
24 April | Ezra Edelman, Director of Oscar-winning Documentary Series, “O.J.: Made in America” | 17th Annual Casey Shearer Memorial Lecture
16 March | Writing Diversity Series | Other People: Takes and Mistakes


18 October | Writing Diversity Series | Diversity, Prejudice and The Open Mind: One Journalist's Personal Struggle


4 November | Great Nonfiction Writers’ Lecture Series | Writing about Marginalized People
15 April | Brown Daily Herald | Times reporter shares insight on a career path in sportswriting
15 June | MacArthur Foundation - DML Central | Reformatting Traditional Literature


29 October | Seeing What is There: Creative Nonfiction, or the Poetics of Reality
4 November | President in the Dark: Writing "Nixon at the Movies"
25 February | Great Brown Nonfiction Writers' Lecture Series | Science Writing
20 February | NPR - Planet Money | What It Was Like To Be A Wall Street Recruit After The Bailouts


17 October | Great Brown Nonfiction Writers' Lecture Series | You Have to be a Terrible Monster to Write
21 November | Great Brown Nonfiction Writers' Lecture Series | Not Me: Creative Nonfiction Without the ‘I’
5 April | Great Brown Nonfiction Writers' Lecture Series | Casey Shearer Memorial Lecture
12 February | Hiding in Plain Sight and Telling True Stories that Other Writers Overlook


2011 | TEDx Brown University | If Students Are Customers, What's the Bottom Line?