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Georgetown Writes: Alumni Experiences in the Literary, Film and Magazine Worlds

Tuesday, October 21, 2014


Join the Library Associates and the Department of English for



M. Lindsay Bierman (C’87), editor
Mark Poirier (C’91), author and screenwriter
Christopher Reich (F’83), author

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
reception at 6:30 pm, program at 7:00 pm
Lohrfink Auditorium, Hariri Building, Georgetown University
Book signing to follow

RSVP by October 16 at library.georgetown.edu/rsvp or 202.687.7446

Georgetown Writes is the first in a series of panels hosted by the Library featuring prominent alumni discussing their experience and careers within their field.

A Michigan native, M. Lindsay Bierman graduated from Georgetown University in 1987 with a bachelor’s degree in history and French and later earned a master’s degree in architecture from the University of Virginia (1993). He also studied abroad at the Institut d’Études Sciences Politiques de Paris and completed internships at Sotheby’s, the National Gallery of Art and on Capitol Hill. Bierman began his career as a designer, researcher and writer for the renowned New York firm Robert A.M. Stern Architects (1987-90; 1995-96). He also wrote for Architecture and Interior Design magazines.

Bierman served as editor in chief of Southern Living from 2010 to 2014. In that role, he oversaw the editorial vision and content for the eighth-largest monthly paid magazine in the country, with regional and tablet editions reaching 18 million consumers each month. He was also responsible for the strategic development of the iconic Southern Living brand, ensuring that a diverse array of special editions, books, digital enterprises, licensed products and consumer events reflected the brand’s core mission and values.

Bierman is currently chancellor of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, a position he started on August 1, 2014.


A graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, the Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University, Georgetown University and Stanford University, Mark Poirier has taught at Bennington College and Columbia University. He is the author of the novels Modern Ranch Living (2004) and Goats (2000) as well as the short story collections Unsung Heroes of American Industry (2003) and Naked Pueblo (1998). He served as the editor of the book The Worst Years of Your Life: Stories for the Geeked-Out, Angst-Ridden, Lust-Addled, and Deeply Misunderstood Adolescent in All of Us (2007). In addition, he wrote the screenplays for Smart People (2008), the adaptation of his novel Goats (2012) and Hateship Loveship (2013).

Poirier is a recipient of a Maytag Fellowship, a James Michener Fellowship and a Chesterfield Screenwriting Fellowship with Paramount Pictures, and was named "the young American writer to watch" by the Times Literary Supplement. He is currently teaching screenwriting at Harvard University.


New York Times-bestselling author Christopher Reich was born in Tokyo, Japan and raised in Los Angeles. Upon graduating with a degree in international economics from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service in 1983, he worked as a stock broker for two years, before moving to Austin, Texas and earning his MBA from the University of Texas. He then joined the Union Bank of Switzerland, first in Geneva and then in Zurich.

After seven years in banking in Switzerland, Reich decided to move back to the United States and become an author. He moved back to Austin, where he wrote his first novel, Numbered Account (1998), which became a New York Times bestseller with over one million copies sold, and has been translated into 23 languages. Since then, he has authored eight more bestselling thrillers. His 2004 book, The Patriot’s Club, won the 2006 International Thriller Writers Award for best novel. He currently lives in San Diego and his most recent book is The Prince of Risk (2013).

La Belle Créole: Rediscovering the Life of a Cuban-Born Star of 19th-Century Parisian Society

Thursday, September 25, 2014

A lecture on La Belle Créole: Rediscovering the Life of a Cuban-Born Star of 19th-Century Parisian Society by author Alina García-Lapuerta (F’86).

Friday Music Series Concert: Music as Cultural Mission

Friday, September 19, 2014

The annual opening Friday Music Series Concert, Music as Cultural Mission: Explorations of Jesuit Practices, featuring Emma Boone, soprano; Zoe Novak, alto; Kelsey Kolasa, alto; Luke Schafer, tenor; Risa Browder, violin; Amy Domingues, cello; and Jinsun Cho, harpsichord. Included a book signing by Professors Anna Harwell Celenza and Anthony DelDonna, editors of Music as Cultural Mission: Explorations of Jesuit Practices in Italy and North America.

William Shakespeare's 450th Birthday at Reunion

Friday, May 30, 2014

Celebrate William Shakespeare's 450th birthday with the Library Associates and the Department of Performing Arts at Reunion Weekend.

Beyond Foodies: Why Talking About Food Could Change the World

Thursday, April 3, 2014

The annual Ellen Catherine Gstalder (C'98) Memorial Lecture featuring Tracie McMillan. Cosponsored by The Hoya.

Tanous Lecture with Dennis P. Lockhart

Thursday, March 6, 2014

The second annual Tanous Family Endowed Lecture featuring Dennis P. Lockhart, President and Chief Executive Officer of Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.

The 200th Anniversary of the Restoration of the Society of Jesus

Monday, January 27, 2014

A lecture and reception commemorating The 200th Anniversary of the Restoration of the Society of Jesus with John O'Malley, S.J., Professor of Theology and featuring rare items from the Library's Special Collections Research Center related to the Society of Jesus. In conjunction with Jesuit Heritage Week.

Library Associates Holiday Party

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

The annual Library Associates Holiday party featuring The Georgetown Chimes and holiday readings from the works of William Shakespeare by Professor Michael Collins.


Thursday, November 14, 2013

A production of Hamlet co-presented with the Department of Performing Arts, preceded by a conversation with Professor Derek Goldman, Director of Hamlet and Dr. John Buchtel, Head, Special Collections Research Center.

Bioethics and the Revolution in Higher Education

Thursday, October 24, 2013

The Annual Casey-McIlvane Memorial Lecture, Bioethics and the Revolution in Higher Education, with Margaret Little, Director, Kennedy Institute of Ethics and Kelly W. Heuer, MOOC Design Coordinator. Co-sponsored by the Kennedy Institute of Ethics.

"Big Band Era" Friday Music Series Opening Concert

Friday, September 20, 2013

Opening Friday Music Series Concert, "Big Band Era," presented with the Georgetown Music Program. Featuring Georgetown University professor Aaron Broadus and the Georgetown Jazz Ensemble.

Too Long Ignored

Thursday, April 4, 2013

The Annual Ellen Catherine Gstalder (C'98) lecture featuring Bob Herbert, former op-ed columnist for The New York Times and Distinguished Senior Fellow at Demos.

'Writing for The New Yorker: Remembering Hollywood'

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

A conversation between Margaret Talbot, staff writer for 'The New Yorker,' and Georgetown Professor and Critic-in-Residence Maureen Corrigan discussing Talbot's new book, 'The Entertainer: Movies, Magic, and My Father's Twentieth Century,' which tells the thrilling story of the rise of popular culture through the life and career of her father, Lyle Talbot. Co-sponsored by the English Department, the Journalism Program, and GEMA.

A Poetry Reading with Jane Shore and David Gewanter

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

A poetry reading with poets and Professors Jane Shore (George Washington University) and David Gewanter (Georgetown University).

The Early Jesuits and the Arts

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

The Annual Casey-McIlvane Memorial Lecture with John O'Malley, S.J., Georgetown University Professor of Theology

In conjunction with Jesuit Heritage Week

Library Associates Holiday Party

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

The annual Library Associates Holiday Party featuring the Georgetown Chimes.

On Manners

Thursday, November 15, 2012

A talk on manners and morality by author and Georgetown University Professor Karen Stohr.

Making Politics Work

Thursday, October 25, 2012

The Inaugural Tanous Family Endowed Lecture, with political commentator, TV host and author Chris Matthews. In conjunction with the Georgetown University Lecture Fund.

The Great American Songbook

Friday, September 21, 2012

Opening Friday Music Series concert, in conjunction with the Department of Performing Arts. Featuring Steve Ross (C'61), cabaret singer and pianist.

Blommer Science Library's 50th Birthday!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Happy birthday to Blommer Science Library, which turns 50 on September 20, 2012!  Georgetown students, staff and faculty are invited to come help us celebrate! Light refreshments will be provided.