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Fiction Forum: Tiphanie Yanique


Dates:
Wed Nov 12, 2014 18:30 - Wed Nov 12, 2014

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

Tiphanie Yanique is the author of the novel Land of Love and Drowning, (Riverhead/Penguin 2014), and the short story collection, How to Escape from a Leper Colony, published by Graywolf Press, 2010.

BookPage listed her as one of the 14 Women to watch out for in 2014. Her writing has won the 2011 BOCAS Prize for Caribbean Fiction, Boston Review Prize in Fiction, a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers Award, a Pushcart Prize, a Fulbright Scholarship and an Academy of American Poet's Prize. She has been listed by the Boston Globe as one of the sixteen cultural figures to watch out for and by the National Book Foundation as one of the 5 Under 35. Her writing has been published in Best African American Fiction, The Wall Street Journal, American Short Fiction among others. She is Assistant Professor of Writing at The New School.

Moderated by Helen Schulman, fiction coordinator and professor, School of Writing.

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EVENT

Fiction Forum: Mira Jacob


Dates:
Wed Oct 15, 2014 18:30 - Wed Oct 15, 2014

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

Mira Jacob is the author of the novel, The Sleepwalker’s Guide to Dancing, published by Random House in July of 2014. She is the co-founder of Pete’s Reading Series in Brooklyn. Previously, she directed editorial content for various websites and wrote VH-1’s Pop-Up Video. She is a graduate of The New School MFA Program.

Moderated by Luis Jaramillo, director and professor, the School of Writing.

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EVENT

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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EVENT

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.

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Sponsored by the School of Writing.


EVENT

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.

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