Events

Nadje al Ali Speaking at the Reel Iraq Festival 3/22, 3/23

we are iraqisNadje al Ali, co-editor of We Are Iraqis: Aesthetics and Politics in a Time of War, will be speaking at the Reel Iraq Festival this weekend.  The two-day event will explore the consequential responses of artists and institutions to the invasion of Iraq through collaborative discussion.

The first talk, Friday, March 22, will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Mosaic Rooms and the following discussions, on Saturday, March 23, will be from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at SOAS.  The event is free and open to the public with proper registration!

Please contact the Reel Iraq Festival at info@reelfestivals.org for more information.


“Falling Up” Book Signing With Thomas Holliday

The event was held at the Tattered Cover Book Store in Denver, Colorado on Feb. 22, 2013.

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Let the Author Talks Begin!

In honor of our year-long 70th Anniversary celebration, Syracuse University Press presents two author events this week.  Fall 2012 authors, Bill Rezak and Thomas Holliday will each be holding a book talk and signing for an audience of interested readers.  If you’re around the area, we invite you to attend these events, engage with our authors, and be part of the celebration!  For more information, please contact Syracuse University Press at 443-5541 or supress@syr.edu.

Bill Rezak

Rezak picThe Arab and the Brit: The Last of the Welcome Immigrants

Bill Rezak was president of Alfred State College from 1993 until his retirement in 2003. He was dean of the School of Technology at Southern Polytechnic State University in Marietta, Georgia. Rezak is a mechanical engineer and spent eighteen years in the design and construction of power plants before moving to higher education.

“Rezak re-creates, in novel form, detailed genealogical accounts and emigrations by his Arab and British forebears who share values of ambition, hard work, devotion to family and education.”—James A. Jacobs, author of Transgressions: A Novel

Thursday, Feb. 21 at Barnes & Noble

3454 Erie Blvd. East, Dewitt, NY at 7:00 p.m.

Thomas Holliday

Thomas Holliday author photoFalling Up: The Days and Nights of Carlisle Floyd, The Authorized Biography

Thomas Holliday has directed multiple productions of over fifty operas, operettas, and musicals in Europe and the United States. He has worked as a composer, conductor, opera educator, writer, and lecturer on operatic subjects.

“Tom Holliday’s astonishingly comprehensive biography of one of America’s preeminent composers makes great reading because it marries the private and the professional, the trials and the triumphs of a long and fascinating career.”—Hal Prince, Tony Award–winning producer and director

Friday, Feb. 22 at Tattered Cover Book Store

1628 16th Street, Denver, CO 80202 at 7:30 p.m.


Author K. Animashaun Ducre Event a Success!

Thursday, February 7 at 6:30p.m. author K. Animashaun Ducre’s book talk and signing was held at the Community Folk Art Center.  A Place We Call Home: Gender, Race, and Justice in Syracuse was published in January and is available for purchase at the Syracuse University Press website.

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All photos taken by Krithika Sathyamurthy.


Celebrating 70 Years of Scholarly Publishing

TwitterWe are proud to celebrate 70 years of scholarly publishing.  Since its inception, Syracuse University Press has been committed to serving scholars and scholarship, promoting a diverse culture and intellectual expression, and preserving the history, literature, and culture of our region.  Through the publication of significant and groundbreaking books, we have been able to extend the reach and influence of Syracuse University, making evident the university’s commitment to knowledge and ideas.  For the past 70 years and the years ahead, our goal has been and will remain steadfast: to produce rigorously edited, beautifully designed, intelligent, interesting books.  In honor of our anniversary, Syracuse University Press will host six authors over the course of the spring semester.  We invite you to attend these readings, engage with our authors, and be part of our celebration.

Along with our author gatherings, Syracuse University Press will also bring the celebration online with monthly guest blog posts, SUP Superlative Trivia and a Fluff Photo Campaign.  Follow our blog, Facebook, and Twitter to join in on the excitement.

We thank all those who’ve supported us over the past 70 years and hope you’ll stand by us for the next 70 years as we continue to spread knowledge through reading.  For more information on how you can support Syracuse University Press, please contact Ronald Thiele at 315-443-2537 or visit campaign.syr.edu.

In Praise of Books Events


SU Press “How-To” Series Announced!

Syracuse University Press has teamed with The Graduate School’s Future Professoriate Program (FPP) to provide a series of workshops and talks designed to shape academic authors.  The February edition of The Graduate Student Newsletter announced the “How-To” series with a full list of the upcoming events.  For more information on the FPP, visit their page on the Syracuse University website.

Full Newsletter available at http://www.syr.edu/gradschool/pdf/gs-newsletters/GS%20Newsletter%20Feb%202013.pdf.


In Conversation With Carlisle Floyd- Falling Up Launch

Carlisle Floyd fans will be flockingfalling up to the National Opera Center of New York, New York on January 10th to hear the legendary composer speak and join the launch of his authorized biography, Falling Up: The Days and Nights of Carlisle Floyd by Thomas Holliday.  At 7:00 PM the celebrated Carlisle Floyd will be discussing his career, past and future works, and his new biography.  Following the conversation, Floyd and author Thomas Holiday will participate in a book signing.

Falling Up: The Days and Night of Carlisle Floyd is an essential reading for opera fans and combines insights from hundreds of interviews to provide a compelling, full-length study of the modern Renaissance man.  Holliday’s book comes out this month and is available for purchase at the event, courtesy of The Julliard store, or at the Syracuse University Press website.

The National Opera Center event is open to the public, but registration is required.  Visit Opera America for more information and to register.  If you are unable to attend, the event will be streamed live at Opera America.  Don’t miss the opportunity to celebrate the life of the greatest living opera composer!

For upcoming Thomas Holliday book readings/signings, see the Events page.