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.

Jesse Ball

Thursday, September 25, 2014
2:30 pm3:30 pm
McCormack Family Theater 70 Brown Street

Jesse Ball  is a poet and novelist whose books include A Cure for Suicide (forthcoming), Silence Once BegunThe CurfewThe Village on Horseback,  The Way Through Doors,Samedi the Deafness, and March Book.  He won the Plimpton Prize in 2008 for his novella, The Early Deaths of LubeckBrennan, Harp & Carr.  His work has also appeared in the Best American Poetry series.  He teaches classes on practice (lying, lucid-dreaming, walking) at MFA in Writing Program at the School of the Art Institute in Chicago.

Xue Di & Tran Khai Thanh Thuy

Wednesday, October 1, 2014
7:30 pm8:30 pm
McCormack Family Theater 70 Brown Street

Xue Di was born in Beijing.  He is the au­thor of three volumes of collected works and one book of criticism on contemporary Chinese poetry in Chinese.  In English translation, he has published four full length books, Across BordersAnother Kind of TendernessAn Ordinary Day and Heart into Soil, and four chapbooks, ForgiveCat’s Eye in a Splintered MirrorCircumstances and Flames.  His work has appeared in numerous American journals and anthologies and has been translated into several languages.  Xue Di is a two-time recipient of the Hellman/Hammett Award, and a recipient of the Lannan Foundation Fellowship.

Tran Khai Thanh Thuy is a prolific Vietnamese novelist, poet, journalist and democracy advocate.  Beginning in 2006, she was repeatedly harassed and interrogated by Vietnamese authorities after publishing articles critical of the government.   She was arrested twice and imprisoned by the Vietnamese government (in April 2007, for nine months, and again in 2010, for three years).  Her husband was also arrested in 2010 and imprisoned for two years.

Finally, in 2011, she was abruptly released from the Hanoi prison camp where she was being held, taken to Hanoi International Airport, and placed aboard an airplane that would fly her into exile in the U.S.  Forced to leave behind almost all of her person items, including poetry she had written while in prison, she was flown, with her daughter, to San Francisco.  Her husband was allowed to join them 18 months later.  The family has lived in exile in California since.

Ed Pavlić

Tuesday, October 7, 2014
2:30 pm3:30 pm
McCormack Family Theater 70 Brown Street

Ed Pavlić's newest books are Let's Let That Are Not Yet : Inferno (National Poetry Series, Fence Books, 2015), Visiting Hours at the Color Line (National Poetry Series, Milkweed Editions, 2013), But Here Are Small Clear Refractions (Achebe Center, 2009, Kwani? Trust, 2013) and Winners Have Yet to be Announced: A Song for Donny Hathaway (U Georgia P, 2008). Others works include Paraph of Bone & Other Kinds of Blue (Copper Canyon, 2001), Crossroads Modernism: Descent and Emergence in African American Literary Culture (U Minnesota Press, 2002), and Labors Lost Left Unfinished (UPNE/Sheep Meadow Press, 2006).  Professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of Georgia, he is the recipient of numerous fellowships and prizes, including the National Poetry Series Open Competition (2012, 2014).

Lucy Corin

Thursday, October 16, 2014
2:30 pm3:30 pm
McCormack Family Theater 70 Brown Street

Lucy Corin is the author of the short story collections, One Hundred Apocalypses and Other Apocalypses (McSweeney's Books), and The Entire Predicament (Tin House Books) and the novel Everyday Psychokillers:  A History for Girls (FC2).  Stories have appeared in American Short Fiction, Conjunctions, Ploughshares, Tin House Magazine, and elsewhere.  She spent 2012-13 at the American Academy in Rome as the John Guare Fellow in Literature and currently directs the Program in Creative Writing at the University of California, Davis.  She’s at work on a novel, The Swank Hotel.

Fanny Howe & Bradford Morrow

Thursday, October 23, 2014
7:30 pm8:30 pm
McCormack Family Theater 70 Brown Street

Fanny Howe has written numerous books of fiction and poetry and has won a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Lenore Marshall Award and the Ruth Lilly Lifetime  Achievement Award, among others.  Her most recent collection of poetry, Second Childhood, was published by Graywolf Press. 

 

Bradford Morrow is the author of seven novels, including the literary thriller The Forgers (just out with The Mysterious Press/Grove Atlantic), The Diviner’s TaleTrinity Fields, and Giovanni’s Gift, as well as a short story collection, The Uninnocent. He is the founding editor of Conjunctions and has contributed to many anthologies and journals. A Bard Center Fellow and professor of literature at Bard College, he lives in New York City.

The Levin Family Lecture: Donald Marguiles

Tuesday, October 28, 2014
6:00 pm7:00 pm
McCormack Family Theater 70 Brown Street

Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies’ plays include The Country House, Time Stands Still,  Shipwrecked!  An Entertainment,  Brooklyn Boy, and many others.   Among his awards for playwriting are a Lucille Lortel Award  and two OBIEs.  His plays have been performed on and off Broadway, as well as at major theatres across the U.S. and abroad.  Recipient of grants from the NEA, The New York Foundation for the Arts, and the Guggenheim Foundation, he is currently adjunct professor of English and Theater Studies at Yale University.

Sandra Doller

Tuesday, December 2, 2014
2:30 pm3:30 pm
McCormack Family Theater 70 Brown Street

Sandra Doller is the author of four books: Oriflamme (Ahsahta Press, 2005), Chora (Ahsahta Press, 2010), Man Years (Subito Press, 2011), and Leave Your Body Behind(Les Figues, 2014). She has also published a collaborative book, Sonneteers (2014), with Ben Doller on Editions Eclipse, and two chapbooks, including a translation of Éric Suchère's Mystérieuse, which won the 2012 Anomalous Press translation prize. A recipient of the Paul Engle-James Michener Fellowship, the Iowa Arts Fellowship, and two individual state artist awards, Doller completed her MA at University of Chicago and her MFA at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. She has taught graduates and undergraduates at Hollins, Boise State, and Cornell College, and is currently Associate Professor of Literature & Writing Studies at California State University-San Marcos. The founder & editrice of 1913 Press and 1913: a journal of forms, Doller lives in San Diego.

Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi

Thursday, December 11, 2014
2:30 pm3:30 pm
McCormack Family Theater 70 Brown Street

Azareen VAn der Vliet Oloomi is an Iranian-American writer of fiction and non-fiction, and the author of the novel Fra Keeler. Her fiction and essays have appeared in publications including BOMBThe American ReaderDenver Quarterly&Now Awards II: The Best Innovative Writing, and Words Without Borders. She grew up in Iran, the United States, Spain and the United Arab Emirates. She received her MFA in Fiction from Brown University. A former recipient of the Fulbright Grant, she currently teaches in the MFA Program in Creative Writing at the University of Notre Dame.