Upcoming Events

Below is a list of our upcoming events. By clicking on the event you can see a list of the authors scheduled to participate.

Jason Schwartz

Tuesday, February 3, 2015
2:30 pm3:30 pm
McCormack Family Theater 70 Brown Street (Fones Alley entrance)

Jason Schwartz is the author of A German Picturesque (Alfred A. Knopf, 1998; Pharos Editions, 2015) and John the Posthumous (OR Books, 2013).  His work has appeared in American Letters & Commentary, The American Reader, The Antioch Review, Conjunctions, New York Tyrant, Salt Hill, StoryQuarterly, Unsaid, and other publications.

Cuba In Splinters

Wednesday, February 4, 2015
McCormack Family Theater 70 Brown Street (Fones Alley entrance)

Literature, Music, Social and Cultural Analysis

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4 February 2015

4 pm: New Cuban Writing, Readings by Lizabel Monica, Osdany Morales and Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo, with translator Hillary Gulley

6:30 pm: Tracking Trends in Contemporary Cuban Narrative, Panel Discussion with Walfrido Dorta, Odette Cassamayor, Omar Granados, Emily Maguire and Paloma Duong; moderated by Esther Whitfield

5 February 2015

12 pm: What We Talk About When We Talk About Cuban Fiction, Panel Discussion with Ahmel Echevarria, Jorge Enrique Lage, Lizabel Monica, Osdany Morales and Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo; moderated by Hillary Gulley

4 pm: Cuba in Splinters, A Presentation of the Fiction Anthology, with Readings by Ahmel Echevarria and Jorge Enrique Lage, in conversation with Hillary Gulley and Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo

8 pm: Concert by Boris Larramendi

Francisco Goldman

Thursday, February 12, 2015
2:30 pm3:30 pm
McCormack Family Theater 70 Brown Street (Fones Alley entrance)

Francisco Goldman has published four novels and one book of non-fiction.  His most recent novel is Say Her Name, which won the 2011 Prix Femina Etranger.  The Long Night of White Chickens was awarded the American Academy’s Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction.  His novels have been finalists for several prizes, including The Pen/Faulkner and The Los Angeles Times Book Prize. The Ordinary Seaman was a finalist for The International IMPAC Dublin literary award.  The Divine Husband was a finalist for The Believer Book Award. The Art of Political Murder won The Index on Censorship T.R. Fyvel Book Award and The WOLA/Duke Human Rights Book Award.  His books have been translated into at least fourteen languages.  His newest book, published in 2014, is The Interior Circuit: A Mexico City Chronicle.

Goldman has been a Guggenheim Fellow, a Cullman Center Fellow at the New York Public Library, and a Berlin Fellow at the American Academy.  He has written for The New Yorker, the New York Times Magazine, Harper's, The Believer, and many other publications. He directs the Aura Estrada Prize (www.auraestradaprize.org.) Every year Goldman teaches one semester at Trinity College in Hartford, Ct., and then hightails it back to Mexico City. 

Martín Solares

Thursday, February 26, 2015
2:30 pm3:30 pm
McCormack Family Theater 70 Brown Street - Fones Alley entrance

Martín Solares (Tampico, 1970) is a Mexican writer and editor. He's the author of the novel The Black Minutes, translated into English, French, Italian, German, Polish, Russian, Korean, and finalist for the Rómulo Gallegos, the Antonin Artaud, and the Bibliothèque des Littératures Policières Prizes. Director Mario Muñoz is currently adapting Solares' script for a movie. In 2014, Solares published a book of essays concerned with fiction, How to Draw a Novel, which will be translated into French this year. He is a member of the National Group of Mexican Creative Artists and has taught workshops in Argentina, Colombia, and France.  He currently manages the fiction series for Editorial Océano and is working on another novel, another script, and a book of essays.

Don Mee Choi

Tuesday, March 10, 2015
2:30 pm3:30 pm
McCormack Family Theater 70 Brown Street - Fones Alley entrance

Don Mee Choi was born and grew up in Seoul and Hong Kong and now lives in Seattle. She is the author of The Morning News Is Exciting (Action Books, 2010). She also translates contemporary Korean women poets; her most recent is Sorrowtoothpaste Mirrorcream by Kim Hyesoon (Action Books, 2014). She is a recipient of a Whiting Writers’ Award and the 2012 Lucien
Stryk Translation Prize. Her most recent publications include a chapbook, Petite Manifesto (Vagabond, 2014).

Julia Fiedorczuk

Thursday, March 19, 2015
2:30 pm3:30 pm
McCormack Family Theater 70 Brown Street - Fones Alley entrance

Julia Fiedorczuk is a Polish poet, fiction writer, translator and lecturer in American literature at Warsaw University. She has published five volumes of poetry, the most recent of which is just around the corner, as well as a collection of short stories, The Morning Mary and Other Stories, and a novel, White Ophelia. Her poems have been translated into many languages. She is the recipient of the PTWK Award for the best first book of the year and the Hubert Burda Prize. She has translated the work of many American poets, including Wallace Stevens and John Ashbery. She has also published a two-volume selection of writings by Laura (Riding) Jackson and, with Laurie Anderson, Language of the Future, a collection of Anderson's short narratives with the author's illustrations (Wroclaw, 2012). She has been part of an international literary project, Metropoetica: Women Writing Cities. In addition to academic papers, she has written articles on animal rights and is a regular contributor to the feminist magazine "Splinter". Her academic interests include 20th century American poetry, literary theory, ecocriticism and feminism.

 

Peter Rock

Thursday, April 2, 2015
2:30 pm3:30 pm
McCormack Family Theater 70 Brown Street - Fones Alley entrance

Peter Rock was born and raised in Salt Lake City.  His most recent novel is The Shelter Cycle, which concerns the end of the world in Montana in 1990.   He is also the author of the novels My Abandonment, The Bewildered, The AmbidextristCarnival Wolves and This Is the Place, and a story collection, The Unsettling.  Rock attended Deep Springs College, received a BA in English from Yale University, and held a Wallace Stegner Fellowship at Stanford University. He has taught fiction at the University of Pennsylvania, Yale, Deep Springs College, and in the MFA program at San Francisco State University. His stories and freelance writing have both appeared and been anthologized widely, and his books published in various countries and languages. The recipient of a 2014 Guggenheim Fellowship, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, An Alex Award and others, he currently lives in Portland, Oregon, where he is a Professor in the English Department of Reed College.  His YA novel Klickitat will be published in 2016 and his novel-within-photographs, Spells, will be shown at Blue Sky Gallery in 2015 and published as a book sometime in the future.

Lynn Xu

Thursday, April 16, 2015
2:30 pm3:30 pm
McCormack Family Theater 70 Brown Street - Fones Alley entrance

Lynn Xu was born in Shanghai. She is the author of Debts & Lessons (Omnidawn), which was a finalist for the L.A. Times Book Prize, and June (a chapbook from Corollary Press). Her poems have also appeared in Best American Poetry 2008Best American Experimental Writing 2014Boston ReviewCLOCKCritical Quarterly, and other publications. She received her MFA from Brown University in 2006 and is currently a PhD Candidate in the Department of Comparative Literature at UC Berkeley, where she was a Jacob K. Javits Fellow and a Magistretti Fellow. Her other grants and honors include an NEA Literature Fellowship, a Greg Grummer Award, a Fulbright Grant, and selection as a New American Poet for the Poetry Society of America. When not traveling, she lives in Marfa, Texas, where she co-edits Canarium Books (with Robyn Schiff, Nick Twemlow, and her husband, Joshua Edwards) and works as a docent for the Chinati and Judd foundations.

Sheila Heti

Tuesday, April 28, 2015
2:30 pm3:30 pm
McCormack Family Theater 70 Brown Street - Fones Alley entrance

In 2012, Sheila Heti published the novel How Should a Person Be?, which was nominated for The Women's Prize for Fiction (formerly The Orange Prize) and named a Best Book of the Year by The New York Times Book Review, The New Yorker, Salon and other places. Her latest book, Women In Clothes, a collaboration with Heidi Julavits and Leanne Shapton, recently made the New York Times Bestseller's list. This past spring, McSweeney's published her play, All Our Happy Days are Stupid, which was performed at The Kitchen in New York. She lives in Toronto and is the author of three other books of fiction and non-fiction and one children's book. Her writing has been translated into a dozen languages, and her writing has been featured in The London Review of Books, n+1, Harper's and more. She is the former interviews editor at The Believer magazine.