Past Events of the Center for Writers and Translators

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...

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - 18:00

Music & Literature, a magazine dedicated to promoting outstanding artists and excellent new literature from around the world, will launch the fourth issue of...

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - 14:00

Traditional publishing is changing as the digital transforms the industry – what does this mean for you, the writer?

Join five experts who’ve seen it all – agent representation, self-published e-books, “curated” publishing, blogging, hybrid publishing. Learn how to reach your readers despite the industry turmoil. Lively panel discussion, followed by Q&A.

Samantha Chang, author, director of Iowa Writers Workshop, 2014 PWW Writer-in-Residence.

Mark Kessler, literary...

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 (All day)

The annual conference of The International Association of Literary Journalism Studies (IALJS) will be hosted by theDepartment of English and Comparative Literature and the Department of Global Communications. Along with its plenary speaker, Amy Wilentz, the conference will feature over eighty international scholars representing such fields as journalism, literary journalism, cultural history, film studies, women’s studies, African American studies, and French studies...

Monday, May 5, 2014 - 17:00

Members of the American University of Paris Creative Writing Club will read a small selection of their work, paired with a wine and cheese (or other beverage/snack) that complements the work. 

 

Featured readers include:

Sven van Mourik

Manon Carrié

Vanessa Weller

Felix Purat

 

Audrey Michels

Guillermo Adrian

 

Special Guest HYND LALAM: 

Comparative Literature student Hynd...

Monday, April 28, 2014 - 17:00

The Best Translated Book Award is the largest prize for literature in translation in the United States. Selected from all original translations published last year, the author and translator of each winning title--there is one for fiction and another for poetry--will receive a $5,000 cash prize. This year's awardees will be announced in simultaneous ceremonies: one in New York and the other here in Paris, at Shakespeare and Company.

Join Belgian novelist Amélie Nothomb, BTBA...

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