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Innovative & Immersive Literature Symposium: Day One

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

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.

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.


A Tribute to Mark Strand

Thu Oct 09, 2014 19:00 - Thu Oct 09, 2014

New York City, New York
United States of America

Please join us as we celebrate the 80th birthday of legendary poet Mark Strand.

Readings and words of praise will be offered by poets Jonathan Aaron, John Beer, Peg Boyers, Timothy Donnelly, Jorie Graham, Ed Hirsch, John Koethe, David Lehman (associate professor, School or Writing at The New School), Honor Moore (assistant professor, School of Writing at The New School), Jacqueline Osherow, Mary Jo Salter, Alan Shapiro, Vijay Sheshadri, Charles Simic, Tom Sleigh, Susan Stewart, Rosanna Warren, Charles Wright, and Andrew Zawacki.

Sponsored by the Academy of American Poets, the Poetry Foundation, the Poetry Society of America and the School of Writing.


The Best American Poetry Reading 2014

Thu Sep 18, 2014 19:00 - Thu Sep 18, 2014

New York City, New York
United States of America

Series editor and School of Writing professor David Lehman joins contributors to The Best American Poetry 2014 to launch the 27th edition of this acclaimed annual anthology.

Readers will include poets:

Lucie Brock-Broido
Mark Doty
Joel Dias-Porter
Sean Thomas Dougherty
Cornelius Eady, Ross Gay
Le Hinton
Major Jackson
Yusef Komunyakaa
Hailey Leithauser
Frannie Lindsay
Cate Marvin
Shara McCallum
Valzhyna Mort
Eileen Myles
D. Nurkse
Sharon Olds
Greg Pardlo
Roger Reeves
Patrick Rosal
Jon Sands
Jane Springer
Afaa Michael Weaver
and Rachel Zucker.


A Reading from Happiness: Ten Years of n+1

Wed Sep 10, 2014 18:30 - Wed Sep 10, 2014

New York, New York
United States of America

Readings and discussion by Elif Batuman, Keith Gessen, Mark Greif, and Kristin Dombek.

Elif Batuman's The Possessed: Adventures with Russian Books and the People Who Read Them was published in 2010. From 2010–2013, Elif was Writer in Residence at Koc University in Istanbul, where she taught a nonfiction writing workshop. She is currently a fellow at the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library.

Kristin Dombek is an essayist and cultural journalist who writes about religion, performance, pop culture, and political rhetoric. Her essays can be found in n+1, The Daily, TDR: The Drama Review, and The Painted Bride Quarterly. She received her PhD from New York University's English Department. Before coming to Princeton, she taught writing and literature at Barnard College, the New School's Eugene Lang College, and New York University. She is a lecturer in the Princeton Writing Program.

Keith Gessen is the co-editor, co-founder, and contributor to the magazine n+1, He has written for The New Yorker, The London Review of Books, The Atlantic, and the New York Review of Books. In 2005, Dalkey Archive Press published Gessen's translation of Svetlana Alexievich's Tchernobylskaia Molitva (Voices from Chernobyl), an oral history of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster.

Mark Greif is the co-editor, co-founder, and contributor to the magazine n+1, as well as a frequent contributor to American Prospect and occasional contributor to the London Review of Books. He is an assistant professor of Literary Studies at Eugene College, The New School for Liberal Arts.

Sponsored by the School of Writing and n+1



Mon Apr 28, 2014 12:00 - Fri May 23, 2014

New York, New York
United States of America

2014 marks the first year that the annual Parsons Festival will feature a major exhibition of student work curated by students. With a focus on process and exploration that reflects the underpinnings of the undergraduate curriculum, students in Parsons’ graduate curatorial course will present a selection of work by more than a hundred students across Parsons’ undergraduate and associate’s degree programs. These selections will be presented under the thematic arc of Making/Meaning.