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.

Photo Exhibit IWP Fellow Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo

Wednesday, October 22, 2014
3rd Floor of Watson Institute 111 Thayer Street

Art at Watson presents photos by 2014-15 International Writers Project Fellow Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo: a collection of surreal, irony-laden photos and brief texts from his native city, Havana.

Running through January 30, 2015.   For more information, please see http://watson.brown.edu/events/2014/art-watson-presents-orlando-luis-pardo-lazo-habaniroshima-mon-amour.

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


for artist bios, click here

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, Lizabeth 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.