Just this in from Jeffrey Greene of the American University in Paris:
Summer Creative Writing Institute.
All events will be 6 p.m. Grand Salon, 31 avenue Bosquet, 75007.
The first event with creative writing is tomorrow at 6 p.m. with Darcey Steinke, our remarkable fiction writing professor who just arrived. Poet Cyrus Cassels follows on July 10, a reading and discussion with poet and translator Ellen Hinsey. Fiona Sze Lorrain joins us on July 17 to read from her work and discuss editing, translating, and much more.
Tuesday July 3, 2012 Fiction Reading by Darcey Steinke
Author of the memoir Easter Everywhere (Bloomsbury 2007, New York Times Notable) and the novels, Milk (Bloomsbury 2005), Jesus Saves (Grove/Atlantic, 1997), Suicide Blonde (Atlantic Monthly Press, 1992), and Up Through the Water (Doubleday, 1989, New York Times Notable). With Rick Moody, she edited Joyful Noise: The New Testament Revisited (Little, Brown 1997). Her books have been translated into ten languages. Her novel MILK was translated into French, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese. Nonfiction has appeared, among other places, in The New York Times Magazine, The Boston Review, Vogue, Spin Magazine, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, and the Guardian (London). Her web-story "Blindspot" was a part of the 2000 Whitney Biennial. She has been both a Henry Hoyns and a Stegner Fellow and Writer-in-Residence at the University of Mississippi, and has taught most recently at Columbia School of the Arts and Barnard.
Tuesday July 10, 2012 Poetry Reading by Cyrus Cassells
Cyrus Cassells was born in Dover, Delaware. He grew up in the Mojave Desert north of Los Angeles, California. He is the author of four acclaimed books of poetry: The Mud Actor, Beautiful Signor, More Than Peace and Cypresses, Soul Make a Path through Shouting, for which he was nominated for the 1994 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry. His fifth book, The Crossed-Out Swastika, will be released in April 2012 from Copper Canyon Press. Among his many honors are a Lannan Literary Award, a Lambda Literary, the William Carlos Williams Award, two NEA grants, and a 1995 Pushcart Prize. He is a Professor of English and teaches for the MFA writing program at Texas State University-San Marcos.
Tuesday July 17, 2012 Reading and Discussion of Translation and Publishing with Fiona Sze Lorrain
Fiona Sze-Lorrain writes and translates in English, French, and Chinese. Her book of poetry, Water the Moon received an Honorable Mention in the 2011 Eric Hoffer Book Award. With Nobel Prize-winner Gao Xingjian, she co-authored Silhouette/Shadow. Besides her numerous translations of contemporary French, Chinese, and American poets, Sze-Lorrain is one of the founding editors of Cerise Press, and she serves as an editor at Vif éditions. She is also a highly accomplished zheng concert performer.
Light refreshments will be served
Events will be held in the Grand Salon, at 31 Avenue Bosquet, 75007 Paris