Category: Readings

Laura Marris’ upcoming readings

We’re so excited for Laura Marris (Poetry ’13) whose translations are forthcoming this fall!  Laura traveled to France on her Global Fellowship in 2013, where she translated a book by (and spent time with!) the Breton poet Paol Keineg.  Since then, she’s been hard at work on a few translations as well as her own poetry.  […]

Stacy Mattingly reading in New York

Stacy Mattingly (Fiction 2011) has been invited by the Elizabeth Kostova Foundation to read at the Bulgarian Consulate in New York!  The reading is part of their “Small Countries in Big Literatures” series.  Stacy will be reading from her recently completed novel Kata, which she says is set mostly in current-day Sarajevo and centers on a friendship […]

Tara Skurtu’s book available for pre-order!

We’re excited to share that Tara Skurtu’s book, The Amoeba Game, is available for pre-order!  It launches in London this week.  You can buy a copy here, and those who order this week will receive a discount. From the publisher: On a journey that begins in South Florida and ends up in Romania, the country of her family’s forgotten […]

Stacy Mattingly publishes essay in Asymptote

We’re excited to share this piece in Asymptote by Stacy Mattingly (Fiction 2011)! The Sarajevo Writers’ Workshop and Atlanta’s Narrative Collective (which Stacy founded and co-founded, respectively) came together last fall to form The Borders Project.  In this essay, Stacy follows the Project to their first-ever reading, which took place in Atlanta last May.  A multi-genre literary collaboration, The […]

Tara Skurtu to read in Literary Death Match

Fun recent news from poet and world traveler Tara Skurtu (Poetry 2013), who is currently on a Fulbright in Romania!  Tara has been invited to read at the 8th International Festival of Literature in Bucharest (FILB), one of Romania’s most celebrated literary festivals, and will be participating in a fast and exciting Literary Death Match. Adrian Todd Zuniga, the creator of Literary […]

Christopher Robinson and Gavin Kovite publish novel

Christopher Robinson (Poetry 2006) and his friend, Gavin Kovite, have written a novel together called War of the Encyclopaedists! The book was published by Scribner on May 19 and has been receiving fantastic press all month, including a review in the New York Times, a profile in the Seattle Times, and an interview in the Wall Street Journal. The novel, based loosely on the authors’ lives, […]

Sasenarine Persaud’s latest book and news

We’re excited to announce that Sasenarine Persaud has just published a new book of poetry, Love in a Time of Technology!  The book includes poems dedicated to Robert Pinsky and Derek Walcott.  Sase has recently returned from his book launch in Toronto, and you can see the announcement for it here. In addition, Sase had a very […]

Tara Skurtu’s upcoming readings

Globe-trotting poet Tara Skurtu (poetry ’13) will be reading at an international poetry festival in Transylvania this coming weekend!  (Sibiu, Romania)  The festival includes twenty-three poets from thirteen countries (three continents).   Tara also read at RoHAM Bar in Budapest on the 15th and taught a workshop at the University of Szeged on the 16th through the Department […]

Welcome, Karl Kirchwey! + literary links

We’re so pleased to welcome BU’s new Creative Writing Program director, Karl Kirchwey, to Boston this month!  Karl officially started as our director on July 1, and he is coming to us from Bryn Mawr College, where he was the Creative Writing Program Director and Professor of the Arts.  You can read more about him […]

Daphne Kalotay to read at Newtonville Books tomorrow!

Daphne Kalotay’s newest novel, Sight Reading, has won the 2014 New England Society Book Award for Fiction and has been selected as a Highly Recommended book by the Boston Authors Club.  Congratulations, Daphne! Daphne will be reading from Sight Reading at Newtonville Books on Thursday, May 29, at 7 and at the Brookline Booksmith on Thursday […]