Matt Burriesci - DEAD WHITE GUYS
14th & V | Langston Room | August 25, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Politics & Prose at Busboys and Poets, 14th & V, presents Matthew Burriesci as he discusses his new book Dead White Guys: A Father, His Daughter and the Great Books of the Western World.

For Burriesci, a novelist, former executive director of the Association of Writers and Writing Programs and the PEN/Faulkner Foundation, as well as a father, the question of the literary canon is of immediate and pressing interest. Should classic works be elbowed aside to let in more diverse contemporary voices? Framed as twenty-six letters to his daughter, the book examines touchstones of Western culture by Aristotle, Marx, and Shakespeare while also showing how these and other readings have influenced Burriesci’s own life.

Burriesci will be in conversation with Emma Snyder, current Executive Director of PEN/Faulkner.


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