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Khaled Hosseini Lecture In Zankel Tomorrow (Update: Cancelled)

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014
He has a big heart.

He has a big heart.

Happy Valentine’s Day week! What’s more romantic than chocolate, candy, and cards? Lectures. So, come on down to Zankel tomorrow at 7pm with that person you’ve had your eye on since freshman year but never built up the courage to ask out. Good thing you both read The Kite Runner in high school – I see a lasting relationship for the two of you.

Tomorrow night Khaled Hosseini, the author of the Kite Runner, will be lecturing. Khaled Hosseini is the bestselling Afghan born American author of The Kite Runner, A Thousand Splendid Suns, and And the Mountains Echoed.

A fun fact about The Kite Runner: It was published in 2003, immediately becoming an international bestseller. The novel was published in 70 countries, however, never in Afghanistan.

While this event is sold out, it will be simulcast in Gannett, Davis and Emerson. Thanks to Saratoga Reads and Skidmore Speakers Bureau, this is an incredible opportunity you don’t want to miss.

(Updates: Saratoga Reads writes, “The Khaled Hosseini event at Skidmore College scheduled for Wednesday evening, Feb. 12, has been cancelled because the author’s travel plans have been disrupted by storms in the South. The event, organized by Saratoga Reads in partnership with Skidmore College and theSaratoga Springs Public Library, will be rescheduled and a new date will be announced once it has been determined. Other events related to the author’s visit are also canceled.”)

 

Pulitzer Winning NYT Journalist to Speak

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

Is it just me or does he look kind of embarrassed to be holding a Pulitzer?

This Saturday at 2pm, journalist Danny Hakim will speak in Emerson, courtesy of Saratoga Reads. Hakim is the New York Times Albany Bureau chief, and was a member of the team that won a 2009 Pulitzer Prize for coverage of the Eliot Spitzer sex scandal. Personally, I think it’s bullshit that the person who wrote this Post headline didn’t win, but whatever.

I bet this guy has some crazy shit to say about the New York State Legislature, and he probably knows a funny story or two about Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos, if you’re into that sort of thing.

Saturday, March 31 @ 2pm in Emerson Auditorium
Free and open to the public