Upcoming Events

Adam Ehrlich Sachs

Thursday, September 23, 2021
5:30 pm6:30 pm

Adam Ehrlich Sachs is the author of the collection Inherited Disorders: Stories, Parables, and Problems and the novel The Organs of Sense. His fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, n+1, and Harper’s, and he has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the American Academy in Berlin. He lives in Pittsburgh.

This presentation is part of Writers on Writing -- events in this series will be open only to those students enrolled in the two sections of this fall course; in conjunction with the Brown Arts Initiative, Literary Arts will share a video recording of this presentation by Adam Ehrlich Sachs; we project that the recording will be available through this page by day's end on Monday, 27 September and will remain available through 20 December 2021.

Photo credit: Annette Hornischer / American Academy in Berlin

Antonio Ruiz-Camacho

Thursday, September 30, 2021
5:30 pm6:30 pm

Antonio Ruiz-Camacho’s debut collection Barefoot Dogs won the Jesse H. Jones Award for Best Work of Fiction, was named a best book of the year by Kirkus Reviews and San Francisco Chronicle, and was published in Spanish translation by himself as Los perros descalzos. A National Magazine Award finalist, his work has appeared in The New York Times, Salon, Texas Monthly, Texas Highways, and elsewhere. Born and raised in Toluca, Mexico, he moved to the US at the age of 31 and began to write in English at 35. He earned his MFA from UT Austin’s New Writers Project and has been a fellow at the JSK Journalism Program at Stanford, the Dobie Paisano Program, Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Sewanee Writers’ Conference, and Yaddo.

This presentation is part of Writers on Writing -- events in this series will be open only to those students enrolled in the two sections of this fall course; in conjunction with the Brown Arts Initiative, Literary Arts will share a video recording of Antonio Ruiz-Camacho's presentation; we project that the recording will be available through this page by day's end on Monday, 4 October and will remain available through 20 December 2021.

Rachel Blau DuPlessis

Thursday, October 7, 2021
5:30 pm6:30 pm

Rachel Blau DuPlessis has written the multi-volume long poem Drafts (1986- 2012), and constructed such collage poems as Primer (2011), Graphic Novella (2015) and NUMBERS (2018). Her new millennium long work in book-length episodes, called Traces, with Days, includes Days and Works, 2017; Late Work, 2020; Around the Day in 80 Worlds, 2018; and Poetic Realism, 2021. She has written extensively on objectivist poetry, and on gender, poetry and poetics in The Pink Guitar (1990, 2006), Blue Studios (2006) and Purple Passages (2012). DuPlessis edited The Selected Letters of George Oppen (1990). Her book on early Anglophone modernists, Genders, Races, and Religious Cultures in Modern American Poetry, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2001; her forthcoming critical book is A Long Essay on the Long Poem. Her Selected Poems 1980-2020 will be published by CHAX Press. DuPlessis is Emerita Professor at Temple University.

 

This presentation is part of Writers on Writing -- events in this series will be open only to those students enrolled in the two sections of this fall course; in conjunction with the Brown Arts Initiative, Literary Arts will share a video recording of this presentation by Rachel Blau DuPlessis; we project that the recording will be available through this page by day's end on Tuesday, 12 October and will remain available through 20 December 2021.

Srinath Perur

Thursday, October 14, 2021
4:00 pm5:00 pm

Srinath Perur is the author of If It's Monday It Must Be Madurai (Penguin India, 2013), a book about travelling with groups. He is the translator, from Kannada to English, of Vivek Shanbhag's novel Ghachar Ghochar (Penguin USA, 2017) and the playwright Girish Karnad's memoirs This Life At Play (HarperCollins India, 2021). His writing, largely around science, travel and books, has appeared in publications including India Today, Fountain Ink, The Indian Quarterly, Guardian Cities, The Caravan, Hakai, Mosaic, n+1 and Nature. He spends his time between Bengaluru and Dharamshala.

This presentation is part of Writers on Writing -- events in this series will be open only to those students enrolled in the two sections of this fall course; in conjunction with the Brown Arts Initiative, Literary Arts will share a video recording of Srinath Perur's presentation; we project that the recording will be available through this page by day's end on Monday, 18 October and will remain available through 20 December 2021.

Justin Phillip Reed

Thursday, October 21, 2021
5:30 pm6:30 pm

Justin Phillip Reed is an American writer and amateur bass guitarist. His preoccupations include horror cinema, poetic form, morphological transgressions, and uses of the grotesque. He is the author of two poetry collections, The Malevolent Volume (2020) and Indecency (2018), both published by Coffee House Press. He studies traditional martial arts and participates in alternative rock music cultures. He was born and raised in the Pee Dee region of South Carolina and enjoys smelling like outside. 

This presentation is part of Writers on Writing -- events in this series will be open only to those students enrolled in the two sections of this fall course; in conjunction with the Brown Arts Initiative, Literary Arts will share a video recording of Justin Phillip Reed's presentation; we project that the recording will be available through this page by day's end on Monday, 25 October and will remain available through 20 December 2021.

Vievee Francis

Thursday, October 28, 2021
5:30 pm6:30 pm

Poet Vievee Francis is the author of The Shared World, which is forthcoming from Northwestern University Press; Forest Primeval (TriQuarterly Books, 2015), winner of the 2017 Kingsley Tufts Award; Horse in the Dark (Northwestern University Press, 2012), winner of the Cave Canem Northwestern University Press Poetry Prize; and Blue-Tail Fly (Wayne State University Press, 2006). Her work has appeared in numerous print and online journals, textbooks, and anthologies, including Poetry, Best American Poetry 2010, 2014, 2017, 2019, and Angles of Ascent: A Norton Anthology of Contemporary African American Poetry. She has been a participant in the Cave Canem Workshops, a Poet-in-Residence for the Alice Lloyd Scholars Program at the University of Michigan, and teaches poetry writing in the Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop (USA, UK, and Barbados). In 2009 she received a Rona Jaffe Writer’s Award, and in 2010, a Kresge Fellowship. She is the recipient of the 2021 Aiken Taylor Award for Modern American Poetry. 

This presentation is part of Writers on Writing -- events in this series will be open only to those students enrolled in the two sections of this fall course; in conjunction with the Brown Arts Initiative, Literary Arts will share a video recording of this presentation by Vievee Francis; we project that the recording will be available through this page by day's end on Monday, 1 November and will remain available through 20 December 2021.

Photo credit: Matthew Olzmann

Helen Oyeyemi

Thursday, November 4, 2021
4:00 pm5:00 pm

Helen Oyeyemi is the author of the story collection What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours, winner of the PEN Open Book Award, along with six novels, including Gingerbread and Boy, Snow, Bird, which was a finalist for the 2014 Los Angeles Times Book Prize.

This presentation is part of Writers on Writing -- events in this series will be open only to those students enrolled in the two sections of this fall course; in conjunction with the Brown Arts Initiative, Literary Arts will share a video recording of Helen Oyeyemi's presentation; we project that the recording will be available through this page by day's end on Monday, 8 November and will remain available through 20 December 2021.

photo credit: Tereza Linhartova

Don Mee Choi

Thursday, November 11, 2021
4:00 pm5:00 pm

Born in Seoul, South Korea, Don Mee Choi is the author of DMZ Colony (Wave Books, 2020), which won the 2020 National Book Award for Poetry; Hardly War (Wave Books, 2016); The Morning News Is Exciting (Action Books, 2010); and several pamphlets of poems and essays. She has received a Whiting Award, Lannan Literary Fellowship, Lucien Stryk Translation Prize, International Griffin Poetry Prize (Translation), DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Fellowship, and Guggenheim Fellowship.


This presentation is part of Writers on Writing -- events in this series will be open only to those students enrolled in the two sections of this fall course; in conjunction with the Brown Arts Initiative, Literary Arts will share a video recording of Don Mee Choi's presentation; we project that the recording will be available through this page by day's end on Monday, 15 November and will remain available through 20 December 2021.


Photo credit: Song Got


Masande Ntshanga

Thursday, November 18, 2021
5:30 pm6:30 pm

Masande Ntshanga is the author of the acclaimed novels, The Reactive (2014), winner of a Betty Trask Award in 2018, and Triangulum (2019), nominated for the 2020 Nommo Awards for Best Speculative Novel, as well as Native Life in the Third Millennium (2020), an interlinking collection of poetry and prose. He is the winner of the inaugural PEN International New Voices Award in 2013, and a finalist for the Caine Prize in 2015. He was born in East London, South Africa, and graduated with a degree in Film and Media and an Honours degree in English Studies from the University of Cape Town, where he became a creative writing fellow, completing his Masters in Creative Writing under the Mellon Mays Foundation. He received a Fulbright Award, an NRF Freestanding Masters scholarship, a Civitella Ranieri Fellowship and a Bundanon Trust Award. He has written for ChimurengaVICEThe LA Review of Books Quarterly Journal, MIT Technology Review and n+1.

This presentation is part of Writers on Writing -- events in this series will be open only to those students enrolled in the two sections of this fall course; in conjunction with the Brown Arts Initiative, Literary Arts will share a video recording of Masande Ntshanga's presentation; we project that the recording will be available through this page by day's end on Monday, 22 November and will remain available through 20 December 2021.

Bhanu Kapil

Thursday, December 2, 2021
5:30 pm6:30 pm

Bhanu Kapil is a writer and Fellow of Churchill College, Cambridge. She is the autof six books, most recently How To Wash A Heart, which received the TS Eliot Prize. Her other titles include The Vertical Interrogation of Strangers, Incubation: a space for monsters, humanimal and Schizophrene. She is also the recipient of a Windham-Campbell Prize and a Cholmondeley Award, both for poetry. 

This presentation is part of Writers on Writing -- events in this series will be open to the students enrolled in the two sections of this fall course only; in conjunction with the Brown Arts Initiative, Literary Arts will share a video recording of Bhanu Kapil's presentation; we project that the recording will be available through this page by day's end on Monday, 6 December and will remain available through 20 December 2021.