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.

Cathy Park Hong

Thursday, October 6, 2016
5:30 pm5:30 pm
McCormack Family Theater 70 Brown Street - Fones Alley entrance

Cathy Park Hong's latest poetry collection, Engine Empire, was published in 2012 by W.W. Norton.  Her other collections include Dance Dance Revolution, chosen by Adrienne Rich for the Barnard Women Poets Prize, and Translating Mo'um.  Hong is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and the New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship. Her poems have been published in PoetryA Public Space, Paris ReviewMcSweeney'sBaffler, Boston ReviewThe Nation, and other journals. She is the poetry editor of The New Republic and is an Associate Professor at Sarah Lawrence College.

Mónica de la Torre and Chika Unigwe

Thursday, October 13, 2016
7:00 pm8:00 pm
McCormack Family Theater 70 Brown Street - Fones Alley Entrance

Mónica de la Torre’s poetry book The Happy End/All Welcome is forthcoming from Ugly Duckling Presse this fall. Previous books include Public Domain (Roof Books, 2008) and Talk Shows (Switchback, 2007), as well as two collections in Spanish published in Mexico City, where she was born and raised. She has translated an array of Latin American poets including the late Gerardo Deniz, and coedited the anthology Reversible Monuments: Contemporary Mexican Poetry(Copper Canyon Press)She has participated in several multidisciplinary collectives, among them Taller de Taquimecanografía, whose self-titled volume was published in 2011 by Tumbona Ediciones. Most recently her work appeared in the volume The Animated Reader: Poetry of Surround Audience (2015), published in conjunction with the New Museum’s Triennial. She was senior editor at BOMB Magazine from 2007–2016.


Chika Unigwe's
 books include De Zwarte Messias, Night Dancer, On Black Sisters Street, Ije at School, and A Rainbow for Dinner. She has taught at Haverford College, University of Ghent, and for the Farfina Writing Workshop in Lagos, Nigeria.

 

 

Allison Parrish

Thursday, October 20, 2016
5:30 pm6:30 pm
McCormack Family Theater 70 Brown Street, Fones Alley Entrance

Allison Parrish is a computer programmer, poet and game designer whose teaching and practice address the unusual phenomena that blossom when language and computers meet. She has recently given talks on computer-generated poetry at the Electronic Literature Organization conference, !!Con, Alt-AI, SXSW Interactive and Eyeo. From 2014 to 2016, Allison was the Digital Creative Writer-in-Residence at Fordham University, and has recently been a research resident at DBRS Innovation Labs, a Processing Foundation fellow, and a visiting artist at the Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry at CMU. Allison holds a master's degree from NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program, where she is currently a member of the full-time faculty.

Alexandra Kleeman

Thursday, October 27, 2016
7:00 pm8:00 pm
McCormack Family Theater 70 Brown Street, Fones Alley entrance

Alexandra Kleeman is the author of the novel You Too Can Have A Body Like Mine, a New York Times Editors’ Choice and finalist for the NYPL’s Young Lions award, and the short story collection Intimations.  Her fiction and essays have appeared in the New YorkerHarper'sParis ReviewZoetropeTin HouseVOGUE, and n+1.  A graduate of the Brown undergraduate program in Literary Arts, she has done graduate work at UC Berkeley and Columbia University.  She lives in Staten Island, and was the 2016 winner of the Bard Fiction Prize.

Nick Thurston

Monday, October 31, 2016
7:00 pm8:00 pm
McCormack Family Theater 70 Brown Street - Fones Alley entrance

Nick Thurston is a poet and non-fiction writer who makes artworks. His work is held in public and private collections internationally and he has published extensively. He is Programme Director of interdisciplinary undergraduate Fine Art at the University of Leeds and 2016 Visiting Research Fellow in Contemporary Writing at the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia). This spring his guest-edited issue of the peer-reviewed Open Access journal Amodern (Montreal & Thunder Bay) was published; this summer a second edition of his most recent book of poetry, Of the Subcontract, was released by Coach House Books (Toronto); and later this year his edited collection of Pavel Büchler's selected writings will be published by Ridinghouse (London, due winter 2016). Current exhibitions include group shows at the Laurence Sterne Trust (Coxwold) and Bury City Museum and Sculpture Centre. Since 2006 he has been one-third of the DIY collective Information As Material, whose forthcoming solo projects include 'Reading Matters' with Printed Matter, Inc (New York, October-December 2016) and a critical reader on Nothing and the contemporary arts (due summer 2016).

Katie Kitamura

Thursday, November 3, 2016
5:30 pm6:30 pm
McCormack Family Theater 70 Brown Street, Fones Alley entrance

Katie Kitamura is the author of Gone To The Forest and The Longshot, both finalists for the New York Public Library’s Young Lions Fiction Award. A recipient of a Lannan Foundation Residency Fellowship, Kitamura has written for publications including The New York Times Book ReviewThe GuardianGrantaBOMBTriple Canopy, and The White Review.  She is a regular contributor to Frieze. She was creative consultant on the documentaries The Pervert’s Guide To Cinema (2006) and The Pervert’s Guide To Ideology (2012), directed by Sophie Fiennes and featuring Slavoj Zizek. Her third novel, A Separation, will be published in 2017.

Michael Donhauser and Nicolas Pesquès

Tuesday, November 8, 2016
7:00 pm8:00 pm
McCormack Family Theater 70 Brown Street, Fones Alley entrance

Michael Donhauser grew up in Liechtenstein and lives in Vienna. He has been publishing prose, poetry, and essays to critical acclaim since 1986. He has also translated Rimbaud and Francis Ponge into German.  His first book in English, Of Things (Von den Dingen), was published by Burning Deck Press in 2016.  Other recent books include Ich habe lange nicht doch nur an Dich gedacht (2005), Schönste Lieder (2007), Nahe der Neige(2009), Variationen in Prosa. Variationen im März (2013), and Waldwand. Eine Paraphrase (2016).   His most recent honors are the “Lyrikpreis Meran (2004), “Ernst-Jandl-Preis” (2005), and “Georg-Trakl-Preis für Lyrik” (2009).

Nicolas Pesquès is the author of some fifteen volumes of poetry, the two most recent published by Flammarion. His work over the past twenty years constitutes a long meditation on the nature of language considered in relation to a mountain, Juliau, in south-central France. Three have been published in English translation—Physis (Free Verse Editions, 2006), Juliology (Counterpath, 2008), and Overyellow, which just came out this fall from Free Verse Editions. With his wife, Maïtreyi, he has co-translated a number of contemporary American poets, including Claudia Rankine and Lyn Hejinian. He has also written extensively on visual artists, including Gilles Aillaud, Aurelie Nemours, Anne Deguelle, and Paul Wallach. Active for years in animated films, he produced versions of Tintin and Asterix, among others. He lives in Paris and in the Berry.


Eduardo Rabasa

Thursday, November 10, 2016
5:30 pm6:30 pm
McCormack Family Theater 70 Brown Street - Fones Alley Entrance

Eduardo Rabasa studied political science at Mexico’s National University (UNAM), where he graduated with a thesis on the concept of power in the work of George Orwell. He writes a weekly column for the national newspaper Milenio, and has translated the books of authors like Morris Berman, George Orwell and Somerset Maugham. He is the author of La suma de los ceros, published in Mexico by sur+, which will be published in Spain by Pepitas de calabaza, in Argentina by Godot Ediciones, in France by Éditions Piranha, and in the US by Deep Vellum. He was selected among the best 20 young Mexican contemporary authors in the project México20. In 2002, he was one of the founding members of Editorial Sexto Piso, where he has worked as an editor since.

Anakana Schofield

Thursday, November 17, 2016
5:30 pm6:30 pm
McCormack Family Theater 70 Brown Street, Fones Alley entrance

Anakana Schofield won the Amazon.ca First Novel Award and the Debut-Litzer Prize for Fiction in 2013 for her debut novel MalarkyMalarky was also nominated for the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize, selected as a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers pick and named on 16 Best Book of the Year lists for 2012. Martin John, her critically acclaimed second novel, was shortlisted for the Giller Prize (Canada's Booker Prize) and the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize. It also received Editors' Choice in the New York Times who described Schofield as having "serious literary gumption". Schofield contributes criticism and essays to the London Review of Books BlogThe GuardianThe Irish TimesThe Globe and Mail and more.

photograph by Arabella Campbell

Marlon James

Friday, December 2, 2016
5:30 pm6:30 pm
120 List Building, 64 College Street.

Marlon James is the author of A Brief History of Seven Killings, winner of the 2015 Man Booker Prize for Fiction, making him the first Jamaican author to receive the U.K.’s most prestigious literary award.  A Brief History of Seven Killings also won the American Book Award, the Anisfield-Wolf Book Prize, the OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature, the Minnesota Book Award, and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award.  It was described by Michiko Kakutani of The New York Times as “epic in every sense of that word:  sweeping, mythic, over-the-top, colossal and dizzyingly complex…a testament to Mr. James’ vaulting ambition and prodigious talent.”  He is also the author of two other award-winning novels, John Crow’s Devil and The Book of Night Women.  Born in Kingston, Jamaica, he currently lives in Minneapolis, and teaches English at Macalester College.