Anna Moschovakis

Anna Moschovakis

Event Date [Thursday, April 6, 2017]
Event Time [5:30 pm - 7:00 pm]
Event Location [McCormack Family Theater]

Anna Moschovakis is the author of three books of poetry,  They and We Will Get into Trouble for This, You and Three Others Are Approaching a Lake, which was winner of the James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets, and I Have Not Been Able to Get Through to Everyone.  She is also the translator of several novels from the French, including The Jokers by Albert Cossery.  She has also translated texts by Robert Bresson, Annie Ernaux, Samira Negrouche, and others.  Raised in Los Angeles, she has lived in New Y


Valleria  Luiselli

Valleria Luiselli

Valeria Luiselli was born in Mexico City and grew up in South Africa. She is the author of the book of essays Sidewalks (Papeles Falsos), and the internationally acclaimed novels Faces In the Crowd (Los Ingravidos) and The Story of My Teeth (La Historia de Mis Dientes). Her work has been sold in translation in more than fifteen languages, and she has written for The New York Times, McSweeney’s, and Freeman’s.

Valleria Luiselli

Valleria Luiselli

Event Date [Thursday, April 20, 2017]
Event Time [5:30 pm - 7:00 pm]
Event Location [McCormack Family Theater]

Valeria Luiselli was born in Mexico City and grew up in South Africa. She is the author of the book of essays Sidewalks (Papeles Falsos), and the internationally acclaimed novels Faces In the Crowd (Los Ingravidos) and The Story of My Teeth (La Historia de Mis Dientes). Her work has been sold in translation in more than fifteen languages, and she has written for The New York Times, McSweeney’s, and Freeman’s.


Dodie Bellamy

Dodie Bellamy

Event Date [Thursday, April 13, 2017]
Event Time [5:30 pm - 7:00 pm]
Event Location [McCormack Family Theater]

Dodie Bellamy writes genre-bending works that focus on sexuality, politics, and narrative experimentation, challenging the distinctions between fiction, essay, and poetry. Her most recent collection is When the Sick Rule the World, from Semiotext(e).  Her reflections on the Occupy Oakland movement, “The Beating of Our Hearts,” was published as a chapbook in conjunction with the 2014 Whitney Biennial.  With Kevin Killian she has edited for Nightboat Books Writers Who Love Too Much: New Narrative 1977-1997 (forthcoming April, 2017).


John Keene

Event Date [Thursday, March 16, 2017]
Event Time [7:00 pm - 8:00 pm]
Event Location [McCormack Family Theater, 70 Brown St.]

John Keene photo by Nina SubinJohn Keene photo by Nina SubinJohn Keene is the author of six volumes of fiction and poetry, including the short fiction collection Counternarratives, winner of a 2016 American Book Award and 2016 Lannan Literary Award; a novel, Annotations; the poetry collection Seismosis and poetry chapbook Playland; and an art book, GRIND, in collaboration with photographer Nicholas Muellner.   He is also a translator whose works include translations of Brazilian auth


Douglas  Kearney

Douglas Kearney

Douglas Kearney has published six books, most recently, Buck Studies (Fence Books, 2016), of which Amaud Jamaul Johnson writes: “Seriously, a marvel. I recommend entering Buck Studies at midnight, only after listening to Public Enemy’s Fear of a Black Planet on repeat, skimming Pindar, Uncle Remus and the Bible, and eating at least two bowls of Count Chocula.” Kearney’s collection of writing on poetics and performativity, Mess and Mess and (Noemi Press, 2015), was a S

Achy  Obejas

Achy Obejas

Achy Obejas is the author of the forthcoming The Tower of The Antilles & Other Stories, as well as of the critically acclaimed novels RuinsDays of Awe and three other books of fiction. She edited, and translated into English, Havana Noir, a collection of crime stories by Cuban writers on and off the island. She has since translated Junot Díaz, Rita Indiana, Wendy Guerra and many others.

Achy Obejas

Achy Obejas

Event Date [Thursday, March 9, 2017]
Event Time [5:30 pm - 7:00 pm]
Event Location [McCormack Family Theater, 70 Brown St.]

Achy Obejas is the author of the forthcoming The Tower of The Antilles & Other Stories, as well as of the critically acclaimed novels RuinsDays of Awe and three other books of fiction. She edited, and translated into English, Havana Noir, a collection of crime stories by Cuban writers on and off the island. She has since translated Junot Díaz, Rita Indiana, Wendy Guerra and many others.


Douglas Kearney -- Postponed

Douglas Kearney -- Postponed

Event Date [Thursday, March 2, 2017]

We regret to say that owing to a family loss, Douglas Kearney's presentation will not take place on Thursday, 2 March. We hope to reschedule his presentation and shall share information about this once we know more.


Memorial Tribute: Mark Baumer

Mark Baumer, MFA class of 2011, died in late January 2017, killed when struck by a vehicle as he continued his long-distance cross-country walk, undertaken to highlight concerns about climate change.


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