Upcoming Events

Micheline Aharonian Marcom

Monday, November 27, 2017
5:00 pm6:00 pm
McCormack Family Theater

Micheline Aharonian Marcom has published six novels, including a trilogy of books about the Armenian genocide and its aftermath in the twentieth century.  She has received fellowships and awards from the Lannan Foundation, the Whiting Foundation, and the US Artists’ Foundation. Her latest book, The Brick House, an illuminated book about a house where people go to dream, was published this fall. Her seventh novel, The New American—about a DREAMer who is deported to Guatemala and who makes his way back home to California—will be published next year by Verso Books. Marcom is also the founder and co-director of a digital, public arts storytelling project, The New American Story Project, that documents the stories of Central American refugees in Oakland.

Philip Kay

Tuesday, November 28, 2017
5:00 pm6:00 pm
McCormack Family Theater, 70 Brown St.

Phil Klay is a Marine Corps veteran of the Iraq War and the author of the short story collection Redeployment, which won the 2014 National Book Award for Fiction. A graduate of the Hunter College MFA program, his writing has appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, and the Brookings Institution’s Brookings Essay series. 

Mónica de la Torre

Thursday, November 30, 2017
5:30 pm6:30 pm
McCormack Family Theater, 70 Brown St.

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.