Upcoming Events

A Restless Melancholy: Celebrating Forrest Gander

Thursday, November 15, 2018

The Department of Literary Arts will present a two-day festival honoring Forrest Gander, Adele Kellenberg Seaver Professor Emeritus of Literary Arts.  Gander, who retired in spring 2018 after almost two decades of teaching and mentoring young poets at Brown, is a distinguished poet, novelist and translator.  For participant bios and photos, click here.

 

Program Opening: Reading by Eliot Weinberger 
Thursday, 15 November at 5 pm
Martinos Auditorium, Granoff Center for the Creative Arts, 154 Angell Street

 

Screenings:  Video by Forrest Gander
Thursday, 15 November at 8:30 pm
Martinos Auditorium, Granoff Center for the Creative Arts, 154 Angell Street

 

The Art of Publishing Contemporary Poetry, with Declan Spring, Editor, New Directions Publishing
Friday, 16 November at 11 am

McCormack Family Theater, 70 Brown Street

Poetry Readings by Laura Mullen and by Raúl Zurita with his translator, Anna Deeny Morales
Friday, 16 November at 1:30 pm
Martinos Auditorium, Granoff Center for the Creative Arts, 154 Angell Street


Poetry Reading by Jorie Graham and by Bei Dao (with translator/editor, Eliot Weinberger)
Friday, 16 November at 4 pm
Martinos Auditorium, Granoff Center for the Creative Arts, 154 Angell Street

Tan Lin

Thursday, November 29, 2018
5:30 pm6:30 pm
McCormack Family Theater, 70 Brown Street

Tan Lin is the author of over a dozen books in the genres of poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction. He writes about T.V., his imaginary aunt, Kentucky Fried Chicken, late night television, controlled vocabularies, building a patio that reads like an index, the conceptual restaurant WD50 in Manhattan, the Joy of Cooking, his mother’s obituary, and growing up Chinese in southeastern Ohio. He’s conducted poetry presentations in PowerPoint, and made very long poetry movies and installation based videos and digital works that explore ideas having to do with relaxation, yoga and boredom. He has completed two scholarly articles on Andy Warhol’s connections to strobe light technology and 2nd order cybernetics theory. In his spare time, he cooks, drinks orange wine, and plays tennis with his daughter. 

Álvaro Enrigue

Thursday, December 6, 2018
5:30 pm6:30 pm
McCormack Family Theater, 70 Brown St.

Álvaro Enrigue is the author of four novels and two collections of short stories.  Sudden Death, the first of his books to be published in English, was awarded Spain’s prestigious Herralde Prize, the Elena Poniatowska International Novel Award in Mexico, and the Barcelona Prize for fiction.  Enrigue was a Cullman Center Fellow and a Fellow at the Princeton University Program in Latin American Studies. He has taught at New York University, Princeton University, the University of Maryland, and Columbia University. His work has appeared in The New York Times, The Believer, The White Review, n+1, London Review of Books, and El País, among others.  A native of Mexico, he now lives in New York City.