The Literary Arts Festival is an evening-long event that is hosted by the English department and involves a lot of moving pieces: videos, different types of performances, readings, an awards ceremony and a reception. This was my attempt at running a show as a project manager for an event at New York City Collage of Technology.

This year are excited to announce that this year’s special guest speaker will be Dinaw Mengestu, an Ethiopian-American writer whose works include The Beautiful Things that Heaven Bears (Penguin, 2007); Children of the Revolution (Vintage, 2008), How to Read the Air (Penguin, 2010), and All Our Names (Knopf, 2014). His fiction and journalism have been published in The New Yorker, Granta, Harper’s, and The Wall Street Journal. Mengestu is the recipient of The New York Times Notable Book Award (2007), The Guardian First Book Award (2007), The Los Angeles Times Book Prize (2008), The New Yorker’s “20 Under 40” Fiction Distinction (2010), and a MacArthur Fellowship (2012), among other accolades. He is the Lannan Chair of Poetics at Georgetown University, where he teaches Creative Writing. He and his family reside in New York.
Student readings
Dance performance
Video presentations

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