Saturday, September 7, 2013

Voices of the Rainbow, Schedule of Readings, Fall 2013

For more information about these events, contact Professor Maria McGarrity or Professor Louis Parascandola at 488-1050.

Catherine Chung & Yvonne Cassidy
Monday October  7, 
11:00 AM
Health Sciences Building, Room 121        


Catherine Chung is a Granta magazine new voice.  Her novel, Forgotten Country, which weaves Korean folklore within a modern narrative of immigration and identity, was an Honorable Mention for the 2013 Pen/Hemingway Award.

Yvonne Cassidy, a native of Ireland, is the author of the novels The Other Boy and What Might Have Been Me, the latter about having to choose between New York and Ireland.

Add Chung/Cassidy reading to your Google Calendar:

Roger Bonair-Agard & Jesus Papoleto Melendez 
Thursday November  7, 12:00 PM
Library Learning Center, Room 124


Roger Bonair-Agard, a native of Trinidad and Tobago, is a poet and performance artist. He is a former Cave Canem Fellow who has performed his work internationally. His latest volume of poetry is Bury My Clothes (2013).

Jesus Papoleto Melendez (commonly known as Papo) is one of the founders of the Nuyorican Movement. Papo’s poetry is marked by narrative, melody, and the use of "Spanglish."

Add Bonair-Agard/Melendez reading to your Google Calendar: 

Naomi Replansky & Edward Field 
Wednesday November  13, 12:00 PM
Health Sciences Building, Room 121


Naomi Replansky, was born in the Bronx in 1918. Her poetry and translations from German and Yiddish have won numerous awards. Her Collected Poetry was given the 2013 William Carlos Williams Award by the Poetry Society of America.

Edward Field, born in Brooklyn in 1924, has written prize-winning poetry, fiction, and memoirs. Recent work includes After the Fall: Poems Old and New.

Add Replansky/Field reading to your Google Calendar: 

Suzanne Corso
Monday November 18, 6:30 PM
Library Learning Center, Room 124

Suzanne Corso is the author of the coming of age novel Brooklyn Story and the sequel Brooklyn Story: The Suite Life. Her works deal with the struggles and aspirations of a woman living in the Italian American community in Bensonhurst.

Add Corso reading to your Google Calendar: 

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