Nearly every Wednesday from 12-1, the Townsend Center hosts a causal lunchtime Book Chat where anyone can come listen to a UC Berkeley faculty member discuss their recent work.
The Art of Writing is a program run by the Townsend Center that helps undergraduates enhance their writing skills and graduate students become strong teachers of writing.
The Art of Writing at the Townsend Center is a program dedicated to helping undergraduates of various majors and at different stages of their academic career develop their written communication skills.
On September 26th, the Townsend Center hosted the first of its seven Berkeley Book Chats this semester, a casual conversation series in which UC Berkeley faculty discuss the publication of their most recent books.
Every year, the American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) accepts nominations for the best dissertation in Comparative Literature in the country and bestows the winner with the Bernheimer Prize.
The Holloway Series in Poetry is an English Department-sponsored poetry reading series on campus.
On April 10, 2019, the Townsend Center for the Humanities hosted the authors and editors of Looking for Law in All the Wrong Places for one of its Berkeley Book Chats.
On Friday, November 15th, English Professor Amanda Goldstein, Architecture Professor Andrew Shanken, and Sociology Professor Dylan Riley gathered with Cal undergraduate writers to discuss writing as an art form.
When she first learned that UC Berkeley would be transitioning to online classes for the rest of the spring semester, Sophia Stewart’s first reaction was concern.
In 2019 Joy Harjo was chosen as the 23rd US Poet Laureate, a position she still holds, making her only the second Laureate to serve for three terms.