Here are two lectures guaranteed to keep you awake; one at Duke, the other at UNC-Chapel Hill. On Wednesday, March 22, you can hear a real-life healer in the Voudou tradition of Haiti. Mama Lola practices in Brooklyn and was the subject of an ethnography written by Karen McCarthy Brown; both will be on hand to discuss what happens when you turn life into a book. Be at Griffin Film Theater in the Bryan Center at 8 p.m., or call 660-3500 for information. Then Monday, March 27 at 4 p.m., experience the big smile and personality of Miguel Algarin (pictured below), the founder of the Nuyorican Poets Café. We don’t know who the “Four Hundred-Year-Old writer” he’s discussing is, but you can be there to find out when he speaks at UNC’s Bingham Hall. Call 962-4031 for information. —Cynthia Greenlee