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Common Read: Rich Cohen

This is a LibGuide designed to provide research and personal information sources related to Rich Cohen and his writings.

Upcoming Appearance of Rich Cohen at Southeastern Louisiana University

Note: The English Department will welcome Rich Cohen to campus on March 24, 2014. Official events and times will be forthcoming. NOTE: the March 24 events will take place in the Student Union Theater.

Upcoming lectures related to The Fish that Ate the Whale (location is DVIC 210):

March 12: Hammond History/the Zemurray Family (2:00 - 3:15 PM)

March 13: Biography and The Fish that Ate the Whale (2:00 - 3:15 PM)

March 19: Caribbean History and the Common Read (2:00 - 3:15 PM)


March 20 - 2:00pm - Chris Cook and Natasha Whitton present, "Subjects and Objects: Immigration, Zionism, and Other Postcolonial Themes in The Fish that Ate the Whale" (Location: Sims Library Room 252)

March 20 -  7:00pm - Dramatic performance based on The Fish that Ate the Whale (Location: 3rd floor of Sims Library - speaker area)

Also, the English Department at is accepting submissions for student presentations that will be held from 9:30am - 10:45am in the Student Union Theatre. For guidelines on types of material to submit, please refer to the insert below:

 Come out and support our visiting author!

Schedule for March 24 appearance of Rich Cohen (all events in Student Union Theatre):

 9:30am - 10:30am - Student presentations related to Rich Cohen's work

11:00am - 12:15pm - Rich Cohen Q & A

7:00pm - 8:00pm - Rich Cohen reading and Q & A, book signing and reception to follow



Reading Lives Website associated with Common Read and Rich Cohen appearance

The English Department has a helpful website that features Cohen and has information about his upcoming appearance.

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Featured Common Read by Rich Cohen

 The Fish that Ate the Whale: the Life and Times of America's Banana King

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Contact Info for Rich Cohen

Rich Cohen writes full time and is a contributing editor for Vanity Fair and Rolling Stone Magazine.

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