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Poetry & Literature: News & Events: LIFE OF A POET: MARY JO BANG on 5/19

Thursday, May 19, 7:00 PM
LIFE OF A POET: MARY JO BANG

Poet Mary Jo Bang will discuss her work with Ron Charles, editor of The Washington Post's Book World. This event is free and open to the public. Register for the event online, or call (202) 549-4172. Co-sponsored by the Hill Center and The Washington Post.

LocationHill Center at the Old Naval Hospital (921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, Washington, DC)
Contact: (202) 707-5394

Poetry & Literature: News & Events: THE LITERARY LEGACY OF ÁLVARO MUTIS on 5/13

Friday, May 13, 12:00 Noon
THE LITERARY LEGACY OF ÁLVARO MUTIS

Charlotte Rogers (University of Virginia) will discuss the work and legacy of Álvaro Mutis, one of Colombia’s most prominent poets and prose writers, author of the acclaimed compendium Adventures and Misadventures of Maqroll. Co-sponsored by the Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress.

Location: Whittall Pavilion, ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: cgom@loc.gov

 

Poetry & Literature: News & Events: TODAY - SPOTLIGHT ON NATIVE WRITERS

Tuesday, May 10, 4:00 PM
SPOTLIGHT ON NATIVE WRITERS

Writers Eric Gansworth, Linda LeGarde Grover, and Stephen Graham Jones, discuss contemporary Native fiction with a reading /panel moderated by Deborah Miranda. This event is free and open to the public. Book sales and signing will follow. This event is co-sponsored by the PEN/Faulkner Foundation.

NOTE: This event precedes 2015 Library of Congress Prize in American Fiction winner Louise Erdrich’s reading/book launch of her fifteenth novel, LaRose. Learn more about this event.
Location: Mumford Room, sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5394

Poetry & Literature: News & Events: INTERNATIONAL LITERATURE: URUGUAYAN LITERATURE on 5/12

Thursday, May 12, 6:30 PM
INTERNATIONAL LITERATURE: URUGUAYAN LITERATURE

Poet and translator Jesse Lee Kercheval reads selections of Idea Vilariño’s poetry featured in Poet Lore Magazine’s spring 2016 issue; as well as translations of several noteworthy Uruguayan female poets. Idea Vilariño (1920-2009) was a poet, essayist/literary critic, and one of Uruguay’s most influential literary figures of the 20th century. Co-sponsored by the Library of Congress Hispanic Division and Poet Lore Magazine.

Location: Montpelier Room, sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5397

Poetry & Literature: News & Events: SPOTLIGHT ON NATIVE WRITERS on 5/10

Tuesday, May 10, 4:00 PM
SPOTLIGHT ON NATIVE WRITERS

Writers Eric Gansworth, Linda LeGarde Grover, and Stephen Graham Jones, discuss contemporary Native fiction with a reading/panel moderated by Deborah Miranda. This event is free and open to the public. Book sales and signing will follow. This event is co-sponsored by the PEN/Faulkner Foundation.

NOTE: This event precedes 2015 Library of Congress Prize in American Fiction winner Louise Erdrich’s reading/book launch of her fifteenth novel, LaRose. Learn more about this event.

Location: Mumford Room, sixth floor, James Madison Building <view map>
Contact: (202) 707-5394

Please click here for more information.

Poetry & Literature: News & Events: Making the Case: Critics on Literature on 5/2

Monday, May 2, 12:00 Noon
MAKING THE CASE: CRITICS ON LITERATURE

Critic and Literary Editor at Large of the Chicago Tribune, Elizabeth Taylor will give a lecture discussing trends in contemporary American fiction. This event is free and open to the public. Presented in partnership with the National Book Critics Circle.

Location: Mary Pickford Theater, 3rd Floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5394

Please click here for more information.

 

Poetry & Literature: News & Events: Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera's Laureate feature "El Jardín" has a new installment! Check it out today.

U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera’s Laureate feature “El Jardín” has a new installment featuring materials from the Library’s Hispanic Division. About the project, Herrera says “come with me to visit historic beauties at the Library of Congress, and meet the curator too; read the curator’s description of these magnificent findings, along with links so you can go further; [and] read a poem response from me, which you can replicate in your own words.”

Click here to get started today!

 

Poetry & Literature: News & Events: Seventh "La Familia" theme closes today! Make sure to submit to U.S. Poet Laureate's epic poem project by 11:59 p.m.

Seventh "La Familia" theme closes today! Make sure to submit to U.S. Poet Laureate's epic poem project by 11:59 p.m. Contribute up to 200 characters on Herrera’s “La Familia” theme: World Unity Tortillas. Herrera says “‘La Familia’ (The Family) is an opportunity for you to contribute to an epic poem of all our voices and styles and experiences that will run the span of my Laureateship. By contributing to ‘La Familia,’ you will be part of my family—and all our words will be seen and our voices be heard, throughout the nation and beyond.”

Please click here to add your voice.

Poetry & Literature: News & Events: Reminder: Laureate's Closing Lecture "Pioneers of Flower and Song" is tonight!

Wednesday, April 13, 7:00 PM
POET LAUREATE CLOSING LECTURE

21st Poet Laureate Consultant Juan Felipe Herrera will deliver his lecture "Pioneers of Flower and Song" to conclude his laureateship. This event is free and open to the public. Book sales and signing will follow. Co-sponsored by the Library of Congress Hispanic Division and presented in partnership with Split This Rock.

Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground Floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5394

Poetry & Literature: News & Events: Clarice Lispector: A Conversation with Benjamin Moser on 4/15

Friday, April 15, 12:00 Noon
CLARICE LISPECTOR: A CONVERSATION WITH BENJAMIN MOSER

Benjamin Moser discusses his newly published collection, “The Complete Stories: Clarice Lispector,” the first comprehensive English translation of Lispector’s short stories. He is joined by Professor Vivaldo Santos (Georgetown University) to discuss Lispector’s life and work. Event is free and open to the public. Co-sponsored by the Hispanic Division and presented in partnership with the Embassy of Brazil.

Location:  Mary Pickford Theater, Madison Building (3rd floor)
Contact: tguz@loc.gov

Poetry & Literature: News & Events: Laureate's Closing Lecture "Pioneers of Flower and Song" on 4/13

Wednesday, April 13, 7:00 PM
POET LAUREATE CLOSING LECTURE

21st Poet Laureate Consultant Juan Felipe Herrera will deliver his lecture "Pioneers of Flower and Song" to conclude his laureateship. This event is free and open to the public. Book sales and signing will follow. Co-sponsored by the Library of Congress Hispanic Division and presented in partnership with Split This Rock.

Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground Floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5394

Poetry & Literature: News & Events: Application Open for June Master Class

Monday, June 13, 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
FROM THE BLACK ARTS MOVEMENT TO CAVE CANEM

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Black Arts Movement and the 20th anniversary of Cave Canem, a day-long symposium featuring two panels and a master class in children’s literature. Evening readings to follow at the Folger Shakespeare Theater. This event is co-sponsored by the Library of Congress Kluge Center, the Folger Shakespeare Theater, PEN/Faulkner Foundation, and Cave Canem Foundation.

Location: LJ-119, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5394


Application open now. Click here to apply.

Poetry & Literature: News & Events: What's Happening in April?

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Thursday, April 7, 6:30 PM
ASIAN AMERICAN LITERATURE TODAY: R. ZAMORA LINMARK

Novelist, poet and playwright, R. Zamora Linmark will read excerpts of his work, and participate in a discussion with Gem Daus, adjunct faculty in the Asian American Studies Program, University of Maryland. This event is free and open to the public. Book sales and a signing will follow. Presented in partnership with the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center; The Asian American Literary Review; and the Asian American Studies Program, University of Maryland.

Location: Montpelier Room, sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5394
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Wednesday, April 13, 7:00 PM
POET LAUREATE CLOSING EVENT

21st Poet Laureate Consultant Juan Felipe Herrera will celebrate the conclusion of his term of his laureateship. This event is free and open to the public. Book sales and signing will follow. Co-sponsored by the Library of Congress Hispanic Division.

Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground Floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5394
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Friday, April 15, 12:00 Noon
CLARICE LISPECTOR: A CONVERSATION WITH BENJAMIN MOSER

Benjamin Moser discusses his newly published collection, “The Complete Stories: Clarice Lispector,” the first comprehensive English translation of Lispector’s short stories. He is joined by Professor Vivaldo Santos (Georgetown University) to discuss Lispector’s life and work. Event is free and open to the public. Co-sponsored by the Hispanic Division and presented in partnership with the Embassy of Brazil.

Location:  Mary Pickford Theater, Madison Building (3rd floor)
Contact: tguz@loc.gov
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Wednesday, April 27, 10:30 AM
EL DIA DAY: JUAN FELIPE HERRERA

21st Poet Laureate Consultant Juan Felipe Herrera will read from his children’s book Portraits of Hispanic American Heroes to area elementary students. This event is free and open to the public. Co-sponsored by Library of Congress Young Readers Center.

Location: Mumford, sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5394; (202) 707-1950
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Thursday, April 28, 6:30 PM
WITTER BYNNER STATE READING WITH ALLISON HEDGE COKE

Witter Bynner fellow Allison Hedge Coke reads a selection of her work. This event is free and open to the public. Reception and signing to follow in Friends Meeting Room. Presented in partnership with Library of Congress Center for the Book, The Red Earth MFA at Oklahoma City University, and the Oklahoma Center for the Book.

Location: Downtown Library, 46 Star Auditorium, 300 Park Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73102
Contact:  (405) 522-3562

 

Poetry & Literature: News & Events: Asian American Literature Today: R. Zamora Linmark on 4/7

Thursday, April 7, 6:30 PM
ASIAN AMERICAN LITERATURE TODAY: R. ZAMORA LINMARK

Novelist, poet and playwright, R. Zamora Linmark will read excerpts of his work, and participate in a discussion with Gem Daus, adjunct faculty in the Asian American Studies Program, University of Maryland. This event is free and open to the public. Book sales and a signing will follow. Presented in partnership with the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center; The Asian American Literary Review; and the Asian American Studies Program, University of Maryland.

Location: Montpelier Room, sixth floor, James Madison Building <view map>
Contact: (202) 707-5394

Poetry & Literature: News & Events: April 6 & 28, Poetry & Literature Webinars

Please join the Library's Virtual Services Digital Reference Section for two Poetry & Literature webinars in April:

Laurels and Lyrics: Poetry Resources at the Library of Congress

April is National Poetry Month! To celebrate, join research specialist Peter Armenti and the Library of Congress for a tour of the rich and varied poetry resources available on our website.

Whether you’re a teacher, librarian, literary scholar, or an avid reader of poetry, the Library’s website has poetry-related materials that will engage and excite you. This program will introduce participants to specific poetry resources—including online initiatives launched by U.S. Poets Laureate, exhibits on famous poets, poetry webcasts and recordings, and, of course, poems themselves—while also offering search tips and strategies you can use to delve more deeply into the Library’s online poetry content.

Date: Wednesday, April 6

Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 noon EDT

Registration: Please click here to use the registration form.

 


 

Listening In: Exploring Literary Audio Archives at the Library of Congress

In honor of National Poetry Month, join Catalina Gómez of the Hispanic Division as she explores the history of the Library of Congress’s literary audio archives. Curated since 1943 at the Library, these archives consist of audio recordings of prominent contemporary poets and prose writers reading from their work. The Archive of Hispanic Literature on Tape (AHLOT) includes poets and prose writers from Spain, Portugal, and Latin America; and the Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature (ARPL) is comprised of American poets and prose writers, though some international writers are also included in the collection. Online versions of both archives were launched in 2015. Gómez will discuss the process of digitizing the archives and share several of her favorite recordings, in English and Spanish, with listeners.

Date: Thursday, April 28

Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

Registration: Please click here to use the registration form.



How to Attend:

Web discussions are held in real time via webinar software, which allows participants from around the country and the world to join us. Registration is required. Confirmation and log on instructions will be sent via email.

Technology requirements: Participants must have access to an Internet-connected computer with speakers or a headset. There is also a telephone option for audio.

ADA: Request accommodations five days in advance at (202) 707-6362 or ada@loc.gov. Registration fro the program is also required.

 

Poetry & Literature: News & Events: What’s in your World Unity Tortilla? Add your voice to Herrera’s epic poem, “La Familia,” before the 14th!

U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera wants your words to be part of his online project as Poet Laureate. Submit up to 200 characters on Herrera’s seventh “La Familia” theme: World Unity Tortilla. Herrera says “‘La Familia’ (The Family) is an opportunity for you to contribute to an epic poem of all our voices and styles and experiences that will run the span of my Laureateship. By contributing to ‘La Familia,’ you will be part of my family—and all our words will be seen and our voices be heard, throughout the nation and beyond.”

Click here to add your voice today.

Poetry & Literature: News & Events: Literary Birthday Celebration: Flannery O'Connor on 3/25

Friday, March 25, 12:00 Noon
LITERARY BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION: FLANNERY O’CONNOR

Novelists Bonnie Jo Campbell and Emily Mitchell will celebrate the birthday of American writer Flannery O’Connor by reading selections from her work and discussing her influence on their own writing. This event is free and open to the public. Co-sponsored by the Prints and Photographs Division.

Location: Whittall Pavilion, ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building <view map>
Contact: (202) 707-5394

Poetry & Literature: News & Events: Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera's Laureate feature "El Jardín" has a new installment!

U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera’s Laureate feature “El Jardín” has a new installment featuring materials from the Library’s Rare Book and Special Collections Division. About the project, Herrera says “come with me to visit historic beauties at the Library of Congress, and meet the curator too; read the curator’s description of these magnificent findings, along with links so you can go further; [and] read a poem response from me, which you can replicate in your own words.” Get started today!

Click here to view the new installment.

Poetry & Literature: News & Events: Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera's epic poem project "La Familia" has a new theme!

U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera’s epic poem project “La Familia” has a new theme: World Unity Tortilla. Contribute your voice by submitting up to 200 characters today. Herrera says “‘La Familia’ (The Family) is an opportunity for you to contribute to an epic poem of all our voices and styles and experiences that will run the span of my Laureateship. By contributing to ‘La Familia,’ you will be part of my family—and all our words will be seen and our voices be heard, throughout the nation and beyond.”

Click here to submit your voice today.

 

 

Poetry & Literature: News & Events: This Afternoon: Witter Bynner Fellowship Reading

Wednesday, March 9, 4:00 PM
WITTER BYNNER FELLOWSHIP READING

Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera will introduce the 2016 Witter Bynner Fellow, Allison Hedge Coke, who will read selections of her work. The event is free and open to the public. Book sales and a signing will follow. Co-sponsored by the Witter Bynner Foundation.

Location: Mumford Room, sixth floor, James Madison Building <view map>
Contact: (202) 707-5394

Poetry & Literature: News & Events: Witter Bynner Fellowship Reading on 3/9

Wednesday, March 9, 4:00 PM
WITTER BYNNER FELLOWSHIP READING

Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera will introduce the 2016 Witter Bynner Fellow, Allison Hedge Coke, who will read selections of her work. The event is free and open to the public. Book sales and a signing will follow. Co-sponsored by the Witter Bynner Foundation.

Location: Mumford Room, sixth floor, James Madison Building <view map>
Contact: (202) 707-5394

Poetry & Literature: News & Events: Celebrating "One Life: Dolores Huerta" on 3/8

Tuesday, March 8, 7:00 PM - rescheduled from January 23rd
CELEBRATING “ONE LIFE: DOLORES HUERTA”

To celebrate the landmark exhibition “One Life: Dolores Huerta,” 21st Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry Juan Felipe Herrera and poets Arlene Biala and Diana García will read work in response to the exhibition. Co-sponsored by Letras Latinas, literary initiative at the University of Notre Dame's Institute for Latino Studies, Library of Congress Hispanic Division, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center and Smithsonian Latino Center.

Location: Nan Tucker McEvoy Auditorium, Smithsonian American Art Museum, 8th & F Sts NW, Washington, DC 20004
Contact: (202) 707-5394

Poetry & Literature: News & Events: Remember to submit to the sixth "La Familia" theme! Add your voice to U.S. Poet Laureate's epic poem project.

U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera wants your words to be part of his online project as Poet Laureate. Submit up to 200 characters on Herrera’s sixth “La Familia” theme: My Democracy. Herrera says “‘La Familia’ (The Family) is an opportunity for you to contribute to an epic poem of all our voices and styles and experiences that will run the span of my Laureateship. By contributing to ‘La Familia,’ you will be part of my family—and all our words will be seen and our voices be heard, throughout the nation and beyond.”

Click here to submit today!

Poetry & Literature: News & Events: LIFE OF A POET: DUNYA MIKHAIL on 3/2

Wednesday, March 2, 7:00 PM
LIFE OF A POET: DUNYA MIKHAIL

Poet, translator, and journalist Dunya Mikhail will discuss her work with Ron Charles, editor of The Washington Post Book World. This event is free and open to the public. Register for the event online, or call (202) 549-4172. Co-sponsored by the Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, Split This Rock, and the Washington Post.

Location: Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital (921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE)
Contact: (202) 707-5394

Poetry & Literature: News & Events: What is your democracy? Tell us - add your voice to our Laureate’s epic poem project, “La Familia,” before the 14th!

U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera wants your words to be part of his online project as Poet Laureate. Submit up to 200 characters on Herrera’s sixth “La Familia” theme: My Democracy. Herrera says “‘La Familia’ (The Family) is an opportunity for you to contribute to an epic poem of all our voices and styles and experiences that will run the span of my Laureateship. By contributing to ‘La Familia,’ you will be part of my family—and all our words will be seen and our voices be heard, throughout the nation and beyond.”

Click here to submit today.