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Poetry & Literature: News & Events: WITH BORGES: A CONVERSATION WITH MARÍA KODAMA on 12/7

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 – 6:30 PM
WITH BORGES: A CONVERSATION WITH MARÍA KODAMA

Jorge Luis Borges' widow, María Kodama, will be in conversation with professor of Spanish Saul Sosnowski (University of Maryland). This year marks the 30th anniversary of the author's death and this event will be part of a series of events coordinated by the Embassy of Argentine in Washington, DC. 

This event will be primarily in Spanish, though some translation will be available. Cosponsored by the Hispanic Division and the Poetry and Literature Center, in collaboration with the Embassy of the Republic of Argentina. Event is free and open to the public.

Location: Mumford Room, sixth floor, James Madison Building <view map>
Contact: cgom@loc.gov

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Poetry & Literature: News & Events: INTERNATIONAL LITERATURE: MIGUEL DE CERVANTES on 12/2

Friday, December 2, 12:00 PM
INTERNATIONAL LITERATURE: MIGUEL DE CERVANTES

William Egginton, Andrew W. Mellon Professor at Johns Hopkins University, will discuss his new book The Man Who Invented Fiction: How Cervantes Ushered in the Modern World. Co-sponsored by the Hispanic Division.  

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

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Poetry & Literature: News & Events: CONVERSATIONS WITH AFRICAN POETS AND WRITERS: KWAME DAWES on 11/18

Friday, November 18, 12:00 PM
CONVERSATIONS WITH AFRICAN POETS AND WRITERS: KWAME DAWES

Ghanaian writer Kwame Dawes will read selections of his work and participate in a moderated discussion with Angel Batiste, Africa Area Specialist in the African and Middle Eastern Division. This event is free and open to the public. Co-sponsored by the Library of Congress African and Middle Eastern Division, and presented in partnership with the Africa Society of the National Summit on Africa.

Location: African and Middle Eastern Division Reading Room, LJ-220, Thomas Jefferson Building <view map>
Contact: (202) 707-5394

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Poetry & Literature: News & Events: CONVERSATIONS WITH AFRICAN POETS AND WRITERS: SHENAZ PATEL on 11/4

Friday, November 4, 12:00 PM
CONVERSATIONS WITH AFRICAN POETS AND WRITERS: SHENAZ PATEL

Mauritian writer Shenaz Patel will read selections of her work and participate in a moderated discussion with Eve Ferguson, Africa Area Specialist in the African and Middle Eastern Division. This event is free and open to the public. Co-sponsored by the Library of Congress African and Middle Eastern Division, and presented in partnership with the Africa Society of the National Summit on Africa, the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa, and the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State.

Location: African and Middle Eastern Division Reading Room, LJ-220, Thomas Jefferson Building <view map>
Contact: (202) 707-5394

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Poetry & Literature: News & Events: INTERNATIONAL WRITING PROGRAM SPOTLIGHT on 11/3

Thursday, November 3, 4:00 PM
INTERNATIONAL WRITING PROGRAM SPOTLIGHT

Program residents Khaled Alkhamissi (Egypt), Ukamaka Olisakwe (Nigeria), Yaroslava Pulinovich (Russia), and Zhou Jianing (China) read selections of their work and participate in a moderated discussion with Christopher Merrill, director of the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa. Presented in partnership with the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa, the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State, and PEN/Faulkner Foundation.

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

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Poetry & Literature: News & Events: LAW & LITERATURE on 10/20

Thursday, October 20, 6:30 PM
LAW & LITERATURE

Lawyer and poet Monica Youn reads from her new book, Blackacre, and participates in a discussion with Martha Dragich, Professor Emerita of Law at the University of Missouri. Co-sponsored by the Law Library of Congress.

Location: Mumford Room, sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact:  (202) 707-5394; (202) 707-6462

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Poetry & Literature: News & Events: POETRY, PUBLISHING AND RACE on 10/18

Tuesday, October 18, 4:00 PM
POETRY, PUBLISHING AND RACE

Rob Casper, head of the Poetry and Literature Center, will lead a discussion with poets/editors Cathy Park Hong (New Republic), Don Share (Poetry Magazine), Evie Shockley (Feminist Studies), and Carmen Giménez Smith (Puerto del Sol/Noemi Press) on the ways poetry helps us navigate race in contemporary American culture.   

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

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Poetry & Literature: News & Events: ASIAN AMERICAN LITERATURE TODAY on 10/12

Wednesday, October 12, 6:30 PM
ASIAN AMERICAN LITERATURE TODAY: KUNDIMAN SPOTLIGHT

Poets Janine Joseph and Aimee Nezhukumatathil read and discuss their work with Kundiman Advisory Board Co-Chair Jennifer Chang. 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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Poetry & Literature: News & Events: THE LIFE OF A POET: TERRANCE HAYES on 9/29

Thursday, September 29, 7:00 PM
THE LIFE OF A POET: TERRANCE HAYES

Poet Terrance Hayes will discuss his work with Ron Charles, editor of The Washington Post's Book World. This event is free and open to the public. Reservations are required. Co-sponsored by the Hill Center and The Washington Post.

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

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Poetry & Literature: News & Events: Reminder: INTERNATIONAL LITERATURE: KO UN is tonight!

Monday, September 19, 6:30 PM
INTERNATIONAL LITERATURE: KO UN

Korean poet Ko Un and his translator, Brother Anthony, give a bi-lingual reading of Ko’s work, followed by a brief moderated discussion with Frank Stewart, writer and editor of MANOA: A Pacific Journal of International Writing. Co-sponsored by Asian Division of the Library of Congress, MANOA: A Pacific Journal of International Writing, and the Literature Translation Institute of Korea (LTI Korea).

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

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Poetry & Literature: News & Events: INTERNATIONAL LITERATURE: KO UN on 9/19

Monday, September 19, 6:30 PM
INTERNATIONAL LITERATURE: KO UN

Korean poet Ko Un and his translator, Brother Anthony, give a bi-lingual reading of Ko’s work, followed by a brief moderated discussion with Frank Stewart, writer and editor of MANOA: A Pacific Journal of International Writing. Co-sponsored by Asian Division of the Library of Congress, MANOA: A Pacific Journal of International Writing, and the Literature Translation Institute of Korea (LTI Korea).

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

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Poetry & Literature: News & Events: FROM THE BLACK ARTS MOVEMENT TO CAVE CANEM on 6/13

Monday, June 13, 8:30 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. This event is co-sponsored by the Folger Shakespeare Library’s O.B. Hardison Poetry Series, PEN/Faulkner Foundation, We Need Diverse Books, and Cave Canem Foundation.

  • 8:30AM – 12:30PM: Master Class featuring Kwame Alexander, Jacqueline Woodson, and other faculty members, Jason Low, publisher at Lee & Low Books; Jennifer Brown, publisher at Knopf Books for Young Readers, a Penguin Random House imprint; and Cassandra Pelham, senior editor at Graphix, a Scholastic imprint. *Master Class open only to accepted applicants.
  • 2:00PM – 3:30PM: Panel One: “Writing Across Genre,”featuring Rachel Eliza Griffiths, Tony Medina, and Marilyn Nelson, moderated by Marita Golden
  • 3:30PM – 5:00PM: Panel Two: “Organizing Founders,” featuring Michael Datcher, Toi Derricotte, and Sharan Strange, moderated by Joanne Gabbin

Evening events to follow at the Folger Shakespeare Theater.

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

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

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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

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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