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Ariel Dorfman discussing reaching out to global community through writing

Latin American novelist speaking at Schiff Family Conference Center on Nov. 12

11/01/06

Ariel Dorfman, hailed by Newsweek as “one of the greatest living Latin American novelists,” is speaking on Sunday, Nov. 12, at 7:00 p.m. at the Schiff Family Conference Center. His presentation, “Living, Feeling, Writing in Many Worlds: Reaching Out to the Global Community,” is part of the 2006-2007 Ethics/Religion & Society (E/RS) lecture series.

Dorfman was forced to flee his homeland in Chile in 1973 because he feared for his life at the hands of a corrupt and dangerous regime. He is perhaps best known for his acclaimed play "Death and the Maiden." After winning the Olivier Award for best play in London, it was brought to the screen by Roman Polanski and starred Sigourney Weaver and Ben Kingsley.

Xavier Players are staging "Death and the Maiden" Nov. 9-12 at the Gallagher Student Center theater. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9, 10 and 11 and at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 12. Tickets are $3 for students, faculty and staff and $5 for others. Call the box office at 513-745 3939 to purchase tickets.

The theme for this year’s E/RS lecture series is “Responding Ethically to a Changing World Community.” Speakers are addressing leadership issues on this topic. The program format leads to informal discussion after the presentation.