Baruch Hosts Panel on New Literature
BRIT LIT: NEW WRITING FROM THE UK AND IRELAND

A Panel Discussion Thursday, October 17, 2002 at 7:00 PM at Engelman Recital Hall, Baruch College 150 E. 25th St. at Lexington Avenue

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PRESENTED BY RATTAPALLAX, THE COUNCIL OF LITERARY MAGAZINES AND PRESSES, POETS HOUSE, AND THE BARUCH CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

Leading British and Irish literary figures Paul Muldoon, Simon Armitage, Glyn Maxwell, Mimi Khalvati, Pascale Petit, Michael Hulse, and Bernardine Evaristo will participate in a major literary discussion, "Brit Lit: New Writing from the UK and Ireland." In recent years, the UK has produced a remarkable array of writers and poets who have energized the literary scene. In a rare opportunity, several of the UK's and Irelands leading editors, writers, and poets will be in New York City to discuss writing trends in the U.K., as well as the state of world literature at large.

Paul Muldoon is the winner of the T.S. Eliot award and Director of the Creative Writing Program at Princeton University and a leading figure in Irish poetry. Simon Armitage is one of the U.K's most popular authors and is co-editor of the influential The Penguin Anthology of Poetry from Britain and Ireland. Glyn Maxwell is the winner of the E. M. Forster Prize and Poetry Editor of the New Republic. Mimi Khalvati is founder and Coordinator of The Poetry School in London. Pascale Petit is Poetry Editor of Poetry London. Michael Hulse is Editor of Leviathan and a translator of the novels of W.G. Sebald. Bernardine Evaristo is the author of Lara, which won the EMMA Best Novel Award.