Sci-Fi, Fantasy Author CL Clark to Give Virtual Talk Thursday
February 23, 2022
EUREKA – Eureka College English professors Dr. Kate Harlin and Dr. Andrea Whitacre will be hosting sci-fi and fantasy author C.L. Clark for a virtual reading and Q&A with students on Thursday.
Clark, who published her debut novel "The Unbroken" last year, and whose works has appeared in Uncanny, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Fantasy Magazine and other publications, will be virtually visiting both Harlin and Whitacre’s sections of English 272, Non-Western Literature as part of the College’s Arts and Lectures series from 1:15-2:30 p.m. and from 2:45-4 p.m.
“This is a perfect opportunity for students to ask questions of a working writer about their craft and inspiration,” Harlin said.
The English 272 course is a part of the College’s unique 10 Essentials curriculum, focusing on the essential 21st century skill of Intercultural Understanding.
“Clark’s writing exposes the global inequality that comes from the legacy of colonialism and encourages students to think outside their own cultural perspective,” Whitacre said.
The event is sponsored by the Eureka College Arts and Lectures Boards, a student-faculty partnership that invites working scholars, artists, and other professionals to campus to share their expertise.
“Given the difficulties with hosting large, on-campus, in-person events during the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve pivoted to bringing our Arts and Lectures visitors into the classroom virtually, in hopes of still offering our students experiential learning in an uncertain time,” Eureka College Arts and Lectures Board faculty advisor Dr. Annie Kelvie said.
Students not enrolled in the course are still welcome to Zoom in to the presentation. If interested, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for the link.