Upcoming Events

Steven Dunn

Thursday, September 19, 2019
5:30 pm6:30 pm
McCormack Family Theater, 70 Brown St., Providence

Steven Dunn is the author of two books from Tarpaulin Sky Press: water & power and Potted Meat, which was a finalist for the Colorado Book Award, and has been adapted for a short film entitled The Usual Route, from Foothills Productions. Steven Dunn was born and raised in West Virginia. He is an MFA candidate at Stetson University, and also teaches at Regis University’s Mile High MFA.

Cristina Rivera Garza

Thursday, September 26, 2019
5:30 pm6:30 pm
McCormack Family Theater, 70 Brown St., Providence

Cristina Rivera Garza is an interdisciplinary scholar and an award winning cross-genre author. Recent publications include The Taiga Syndrome, translated by Suzanne Jill Levine and Aviva Kana; The Iliac Crest, translated by Sarah Booker; and Había mucha neblina o humo o no sé qué. As a Distinguished Professor of Hispanic Studies, she founded the first PhD in Creative Writing in Spanish at the University of Houston. She holds a PhD in Latin American history and is currently William H. Bonsall Visting Professor in the Humanities at Stanford University. 

Lizzie Davis

Thursday, October 10, 2019
5:30 pm6:30 pm
McCormack Family Theater, 70 Brown St., Providence

Lizzie Davis is a writer, translator from Spanish and Italian to English, and editor at Coffee House Press. She acquires fiction, nonfiction, and translations for Coffee House and is passionate about championing writing that takes risks and pushes boundaries thematically or formally. Some writers she works with include Vi Khi Nao, Alia Trabucco Zerán, Roque Larraquy, Rodrigo Márquez Tizano, and Poupeh Missaghi. Davis has translated Pilar Fraile Amador, Daniela Tarazona, Daniel Saldaña París, Paulina Flores, and others, as well as My First Bikini by Elena Medel, a co-translation of Tell Me How It Ends: An Essay in Forty Questions with Valeria Luiselli, andOrnamental by Juan Cárdenas. She has received fellowships from the Bread Loaf Translators’ Conference and Omi International Arts Center for her translations of Pilar Fraile Amador.

Karen An-hwei Lee

Thursday, October 17, 2019
5:30 pm6:30 pm
McCormack Family Theater, 70 Brown St., Providence

Karen An-hwei Lee is the author of Phyla of JoyArdor and In Medias Reswinner of the Norma Farber First Book Award. She authored two novels, Sonata in K and The Maze of Transparencies. Lee’s translations of Li Qingzhao’s writing, Doubled Radiance: Poetry & Prose of Li Qingzhao, is the first volume in English to collect Li’s work in both genres. Her book of literary criticism, Anglophone Literatures in the Asian Diaspora: Literary Transnationalism and Translingual Migrations, selected for the Cambria Sinophone World Series. Lee’s work appears in literary journals such as The American Poet, Poetry Magazine, Kenyon Review, Gulf Coast, IMAGE: Art, Faith, Mystery, Journal of Feminist Studies & Religion, Iowa Review, and Columbia Poetry Review and was recognized by the Prairie Schooner / Glenna Luschei Award. The recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Grant, Lee is a voting member of the National Book Critics Circle. Currently, she lives in San Diego, where she serves in the administration at Point Loma Nazarene University.

Adrianne Kalfopoulou

Thursday, October 24, 2019
5:30 pm6:30 pm
McCormack Family Theater, 70 Brown St., Providence

Adrianne Kalfopoulou is a poet, essayist and scholar who lives and teaches in Athens, Greece.

Claire Donato

Thursday, November 7, 2019
5:30 pm6:30 pm
McCormack Family Theater, 70 Brown St., Providence

Claire Donato is author of The Second Body and Someone Else's Body. She currently teaches at the Pratt Institute.

Selah Saterstrom

Thursday, November 14, 2019
5:30 pm6:30 pm
McCormack Family Theater, 70 Brown St., Providence

Selah Saterstrom is the author of the novels Slab, The Meat and Spirit Plan, The Pink Institution, and the collection of essays, Ideal Suggestions, which was selected for the Essay Book Prize.

Lillian-Yvonne Bertram

Thursday, December 5, 2019
5:30 pm6:30 pm
McCormack Family Theater, 70 Brown St., Providence

Photo: Adrianne MathiowetzPhoto: Adrianne MathiowetzLillian-Yvonne Bertram is the author of Travesty Generator, a forthcoming collection of computationally mediated poems, and author of the previous collections Personal Sciencea slice from the cake made of air; and But a Storm is Blowing From Paradise, chosen by Claudia Rankine as the winner of the 2010 Benjamin Saltman Award. Bertram’s other publications include the chapbook cutthroat glamours; the artist book Grand Dessein, a mixed media artifact that meditates on the work and writing of the artist Paul Klee and was recently acquired by the Special Collections library at St. Lawrence University; and Tierra Fisurada, a Spanish poetry chapbook published in Argentina. She collaborated with the artist Laylah Ali for the exhibition booklet of her 2017 art show The Acephalous Series

 

 An Assistant Professor in the Department of English at the University of Massachusetts-Boston, Lillian-Yvonne Bertram has previously taught at St. Lawrence University, Ithaca College, and Williams College. She was recently named the new director of the Chautauqua Institution Writers’ Festival.