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Resonances - Writers on the Classics: Before the Flame, a Spark
Start Date: 5/4/2017Start Time: 6:00 PM
End Date: 5/4/2017End Time: 8:00 PM
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Resonances -  Writers on the Classics: Before the Flame, a Spark

Presented with the PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature
International award-winning writers read passages from works that influenced them alongside passages from their own writing, with 
 (Nigeria), Marilyn Nelson (Baruch writer-in-residence), Oddny Eir (Iceland) and Samanta Schweblin (Argentina). Moderated by Bridgett Davis.

May 4 at 6 PM
Tickets: $16
Students: FREE (one per student ID)


About Teju Cole: 
A novelist, photographer, and the current photography critic of 
The New York Times Magazine, Teju Cole is the author of Every Day Is for the Thief, Open City, and Known and Strange Things. Cole is also the recipient of the 2012 PEN/Hemingway Award, the Internationaler Literaturpreis, and the Windham Campbell Prize. His forthcoming book, Blind Spot, is a genre-crossing blend of photography and text.
About Marilyn Nelson: The author and/or translator of some 25 books of poetry, Marilyn Nelson is the former poet laureate of Connecticut, a chancellor of the Academy of American Poets, and poet-in-residence at St. John the Divine. Nelson has been awarded the Frost Medal, the NSK Neustadt Award, and the NCTE Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children. Nelson’s 
My Seneca Village won the 2016 L.A. Times Book Award.

Oddný Eir: 
Oddný Eir’s novel 
Land of Love and Ruins won the EU Prize for Literature and the Icelandic Women’s Literature Prize. In addition to publishing novels, poetry, and essays, Eir has worked as an art lecturer, gallerist, environmental activist, and has collaborated with musical artist Björk. Eir lives in the Icelandic countryside by the glacier Eyjafjallajökull.

About Samanta Schweblin: Named one of the best writers in Spanish under the age of 35 by Granta, Samanta Schweblin is the author of three short-story collections which have been translated into 20 languages and received several awards, among them, the prestigious Juan Rulfo Story Prize. Fever Dream is her first novel. Originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina, Schweblin lives in Berlin.

About Bridgett M. Davis: Bridgett M. Davis is author of the novels Into the Go-Slow and Shifting Through Neutral. Her memoir, What Does Happiness Play For?, is forthcoming from Little, Brown and Company in 2018. She is director of the Sidney Harman Writer-in-Residence Program, and a creative writing professor at Baruch College, CUNY.

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