Categories: Open to the Public
photo of Teju Cole
Start: September 13, 2018 8 p.m.
End: September 13, 2018
Location: Emens Auditorium
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This event is free and open to the public

"Breaking Form and Getting Free: A Conversation Around Words and Images"

Teju Cole, award-winning novelist, essayist, photography critic for The New York Times Magazine, and the Gore Vidal Professor of the Practice of Creative Writing at Harvard University visits Ball State University campus to celebrate the nature of seeing and thinking in new ways as he discusses his latest book Blind Spot. Combining text and images in conversation with each other, Blind Spot explores the mysteries of the ordinary and the power of looking closely and with intention. No matter your field of endeavor, Cole’s insights into images, words, and seeing can transform how you see your own work.

Cole is also teaching a workshop entitled "What an Essay Is" at 10 a.m. on Friday, September 14. For more information or to apply for the workshop, contact Dr. Timothy Berg.

This Ball State University Centennial event is sponsored by the Honors College, the African-American Studies Program, and the Bruce F and Ildiko B. Meyer Memorial Lecture Fund.

About the Lecture Series

The Bruce F. and Ildiko B. Meyer Honors Memorial Lecture was first presented in 2002, funded by an endowment established in 1998 by family and friends in memory of Dr. Bruce F. Meyer and his wife, Ildiko. Dr. Meyer was been a member of the Ball State faculty since 1973 and Honors College Dean from 1997 until his death in 1998. Ildiko B. Meyer graduated summa cum laude from the University of Utah and received her master’s degree in psychology from Ball State University; Ildiko, who died in 1999, had been a school psychologist for New Castle and Muncie Community Schools.