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Fiction Forum: Mitchell S. Jackson


Dates:
Mon Sep 22, 2014 18:30 - Mon Sep 22, 2014

Location:
New York City, New York
United States of America

Mitchell S. Jackson is the author of The Residue Years and published the eBook collection Oversoul Stories and Essays in the summer of 2012. He has been the recipient of fellowships from Urban Artist Initiative and The Center For Fiction. A former winner of the Hurston Wright Foundation’s award for college writers, he teaches writing at New York University and is the literary editor of Dossier Journal. He received an MA in writing from Portland State University and an MFA in Creative Writing from New York University.

Moderated by Jeffery Renard Allen, faculty, the School of Writing.

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Sponsored by the School of Writing.


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Fiction Forum: Jeffery Renard Allen


Dates:
Wed Sep 17, 2014 18:30 - Wed Sep 17, 2014

Location:
New York City, New York
United States of America

Born and raised in Chicago, Jeffery Renard Allen is a Professor of English at Queens College of the City University of New York and an instructor in the Writing Program at The New School. Allen is the author of two collections of poetry, Stellar Places (Moyer Bell 2007) and Harbors and Spirits (Moyer Bell 1999), and three works of fiction, the novel Rails Under My Back (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2000), which won The Chicago Tribune's Heartland Prize for Fiction, the book of stories Holding Pattern (Graywolf 2008), which won The Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence, and the forthcoming novel Song of the Shank (Graywolf 2014), which is loosely based on the life of Blind Tom, a nineteenth century African American piano virtuoso and composer. Allen’s other awards include a fellowship at The Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at The New York Public Library, a Whiting Writers’ Award, and a grant in Innovative Literature from Creative Capital.

Moderated by Tiphanie Yanique, professor, School of Writing.

Preorder your book HERE for signing at the event.

Sponsored by the School of Writing.


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Poetry Forum: an Evening with Edward Hirsch


Dates:
Wed Sep 03, 2014 18:30 - Wed Sep 03, 2014

Location:
New York City, New York
United States of America

Edward Hirsch is the author most recently of A Poet’s Glossary (2014). His first collection of poems, For the Sleepwalkers, was published in 1981 and went on to receive the Lavan Younger Poets Award from the Academy of American Poets and the Delmore Schwartz Memorial Award from New York University. Wild Gratitude (1986), his second collection, received the National Book Critics Circle Award. Since then, he has published several books of poems, most recently The Living Fire: New and Selected Poems (2011); Special Orders (2008); Lay Back the Darkness (2003); On Love (1998); Earthly Measures (1994); and The Night Parade (1989). He is also the author of The Demon and the Angel: Searching for the Source of Artistic Inspiration (2002); Responsive Reading (1999); and How to Read a Poem and Fall in Love with Poetry (1999). Hirsch has won an Academy of Arts and Letters Award, an Ingram Merrill Foundation Award, a Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Writers’ Award, the Rome Prize from the American Academy in Rome, and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. He has been a professor of English at Wayne State University and the University of Houston. Hirsch is currently the president of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. In 2008, he was elected a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets.

Moderated by David Lehman, poetry coordinator and professor, the School of Writing.

Preorder your book HERE for signing at the event.

Sponsored by the School of Writing.


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Innovative & Immersive Literature Symposium: Day Two


Dates:
Fri Dec 05, 2014 18:30 - Fri Dec 05, 2014

Location:
New York City, New York
United States of America

Innovative & Immersive Literature

As technology has become more engaging and interactive; many new tools have opened up to writers and poets to engage their readers. Join us for a two-day symposium on the future of technology and literature.

Friday, December 5

Readings by Matthea Harvey, Rick Moody, Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky, Marcio-André, Ram Devineni and Rene Veron.

Márcio-André is an experimental artist, with works in the area of ​​sound and visual poetry, installation and performance, music videos and video art. He has performed in the United Kingdom, France, Portugal, Ukraine, Hungary, Spain, Netherlands, Argentina, Peru, Canada and Brazil and is curator of Cidade aTravessa, performative and literary event that takes place in Lisbon, Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo. http://www.marcioandre.com

Ram Devineni is a filmmaker, publisher and founder of Rattapallax Films and magazine based in New York City, Sao Paulo and New Delhi. He produced, edited and directed the feature documentary The Human Tower, which was shot in India, Chile, and Spain. The film is being distributed by Goldcrest, which has won 19 Academy Awards. Devineni is one of the founding partners of Academia Internacional de Cinema, the first independent film school in Brazil.

Matthea Harvey is the author of Sad Little Breathing Machine and Pity the Bathtub Its Forced Embrace of the Human Form. Her third book of poems, Modern Life was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and a New York Times Notable Book. Matthea is a contributing editor to jubilat, Meatpaper and BOMB and teaches poetry at Sarah Lawrence.

Paul D. Miller’s (aka DJ SPOOKY That Subliminal Kid) work as a media artist has appeared in a wide variety of contexts such as the Whitney Biennial; The Venice Biennial for Architecture; The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh and many other museums and galleries. His book Sound Unbound, an anthology of writings on electronic music and digital media is a bestselling title for MIT Press. Miller is currently a contributing editor to C-Theory and the Arts Editor of Origin Magazine, which focuses on the intersection of art, yoga and new ideas. http://djspooky.com

Rick Moody‘s first novel, Garden State, was the winner of the 1991 Editor’s Choice Award from the Pushcart Press and was published in 1992. His book The Ice Storm was published in May 1994 with a film version, directed by Ang Lee, released in 1997 and won best screenplay at the Cannes Film Festival. His short fiction and journalism have been anthologized in Best American Stories 2001, Best American Essays 2004, Best American Essays 2008, Year’s Best Science Fiction #9, Year’s Best Fantasy, and in the Pushcart Prize anthology. http://www.rickmoodybooks.com/

Rene Veron is a native of Valparaiso, Chile. Rene holds a Bachelor's in Music from the Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso and a Masters in Music from Duquesne University. He has worked on hundreds of projects composing and producing music for advertising, commercials, films, and animation for such companies as Verizon, Bloomingdale’s, Penn Ave Arts Initiative, Nature Heritage, and TVN’s “Chile con mis ojos” among others.

Sponsored by the School of Writing at The New School, Rattapallax magazine, Council for Literary Magazines and Presses, New York State Council on the Arts & Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.


EVENT

Innovative & Immersive Literature Symposium: Day One


Dates:
Thu Dec 04, 2014 18:30 - Thu Dec 04, 2014

Location:
New York, United States of America

As technology has become more engaging and interactive; many new tools have opened up to writers and poets to engage their readers. Join us for a two-day symposium on the future of technology and literature.

Thursday, December 4:
Julie Buntin, Illya Szilak, Andy Hunter and Flavia Rocha will discuss innovative ways poets and writers are pushing how readers interact and experience literature through technology.

Julie Buntin is the Director of Programs and Strategic Outreach at The Council of Literary Magazines and Presses. Her past work experience includes directing the events program at powerHouse Arena. Her writing has appeared in The Atlantic, The Rumpus, Cosmopolitan, and One Teen Story, among other publications.

Flávia Rocha is a Brazilian poet and journalist and editor-in-chief for Rattapallax. She is the author of two poetry books, both published in Brazil, A Casa Azul ao Meio-dia/ The Blue House Around Noon and Quartos Habitáveis. She has edited anthologies of Brazilian poetry for Rattapallax, Poetry Wales and Papertiger. Translations of her poems have appeared in a number of magazines in the U.S. and abroad. She is a founder of the Academia Internacional de Cinema, a film school located in São Paulo.

Andy Hunter is the founder of Electric Literature and the President of Black Balloon Publishing. Black Balloon is is a critically acclaimed independent press headquartered in New York, NY. Electric Literature is a non-profit dedicated to amplifying the power of storytelling through digital innovation.

Illya Szilak is a writer of multimedia novels and a practicing physician. Reconstructing Mayakovsky was included in the second Electronic Literature Collection and was a jury pick for the Japan Media Arts Festival. Queerskins was recognized by the Webby’s and was exhibited at the Biblioteque National in Paris. She writes a well-respected blog on e-lit and new media for The Huffington Post. http://queerskins.com

This event is sponsored by the School of Writing at The New School, Rattapallax magazine, Council for Literary Magazines and Presses, New York State Council on the Arts and Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.