Past Events of the Center for Writers and Translators

Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 18:00

The American University of Paris celebrates the launch of Professor Daniel Gunn’s newest novel, The Emperor of Ice-Cream

This event will be hosted by the AUP Creative Writing Club and will feature a discussion with the author, as well as his readings of his work. Following the presentation there will be a reception with food and...

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 14:30

Siân Dafydd and Jeffrey Greene have invited Daniel Lawless, the editor of PLUME: A Journal of Contemporary Poetry to meet the studens of their creative writing courses. He'll be talking about how he develops and maintains an on-line magazine. Jeff and Siân have kindly opened the class to any interested AUP student or alumn. The publication of the new Plume Anthology of Poetry will be celebrated in the Grand Salon on Thursday 30 October, hosted by the...

Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 17:00

By invitation of the Center for Writers & Translators and the Department of Comparative Literature & English, George Craig and Dan Gunn will present this new volume of Samuel Beckett’s letters, on the evening of its worldwide publication by Cambridge University Press.

This third volume reveals the author striving to find a balance between the demands put upon him by his growing...

Monday, August 18, 2014 - 12:00

This coming Monday, AUP professor Daniel Medin will chair an event with authors Rodge Glass, Natasha Soobramanien, and Enrique Vila-Matas, who come together to honor Roberto Bolaño at the Edinburgh Festival 2014.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 14:30

As part of its Summer Creative Writing Institute AUP is delighted to present a reading by Darcey Steinke.

Darcey Steinke is the author of the memoir Easter Everywhere (Bloomsbury 2007, a New York Times Notable book), and the novels Milk (Bloomsbury 2005), Jesus Saves (Grove/Atlantic, 1997), Suicide Blonde (Atlantic Monthly Press, 1992), and Up Through the Water (Doubleday, 1989, A New York Times Notable book). Her new novel, Sister Golden Hair, will come out in Fall 2014...

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 16:30

As part of its Summer Creative Writing Institute AUP is delighted to present a reading by Meghan O’Rourke (Poetry & Memoir).

Meghan O’Rourke began her career as one of the youngest editors in the history of The New Yorker. Since then, she has served as culture editor and literary critic for...

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 16:30

The AUP Summer Creative Writing Institute will celebrate the 2014 issue of Paris/Atlantic, AUP’s Literature & Arts Journal on July 15th at 6:30 pm in the Grand Salon.

Readers will include Olivia Baes, Jarrah Burns, Heather Hartley, Jeffrey Greene, Geoffrey Gilbert, Lethu Msimang, Felix Purat, Emma Ramadan, and Venessa Weller.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014 - 16:30

As part of its Summer Creative Writing Institute AUP is delighted to present a reading by Darin Strauss (Fiction & Memoir).

A recipient of a National Book Critics Circle Award, the Guggenheim Fellowship, the American Library Association Award, and numerous other prizes, the internationally-bestselling...

Friday, June 27, 2014 - 16:00

Samantha Chang, Fiction

Lan Samantha Chang is the author of two novels - All Is Forgotten, Nothing is Lost and Inheritance, as well as a story collection, Hunger. Hunger was a finalist for a Los Angeles Times Book Award, and Inheritance won the PEN/Beyond Margins Prize for the Novel. Samantha is the recipient of writing fellowships from Princeton University, the NEA, and the Guggenheim Foundations, and has been a frequent Writer-In-Residence at the Napa Valley, Bread Loaf, and Sarah...

Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 17:00

Music & Literature, a magazine dedicated to promoting outstanding artists and excellent new literature from around the world, will launch the fourth issue of its print magazine this week in Paris with editor Daniel Medin (Comparative Literature) and other AUP faculty and alumni, first...

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