|Address:||52 Prince St
New York, NY 10012
Join Paris Review web editor, Dan Piepenbring, as he talks with Michael Clune about his new book, Gamelife, a vivid and strange memoir about childhood, 80’s technology, and the uncanny experience afforded by video games. Adam Wilson calls Gamelife “a brilliant and fiercely moving memoir...a portrait of the artist as a young gamer."
|Venue:||9/11 Memorial Museum|
|Address:||200 Liberty St
New York, NY 10006
Poetry has always been central to Arabic cultural expression. Today it encompasses the whirlwind of events sweeping across the Middle East, serving to mourn tragedy, and to articulate political fantasies. Robyn Creswell, coauthor of the New Yorker article “Why Jihadists Write Poetry,” and Iraqi poet Dunya Mikhail, who fled her country after being put on Sadaam Hussein’s enemies list, discuss poetry as a way to understand contemporary Arab society.
|Address:||536 W 112th St
New York, NY 10025
Music & Literature no. 6 gathers a hundred pages of new work on and by Dubravka Ugrešić, including an exclusive, retrospective interview and a portfolio of her own artwork. Come to Book Culture to celebrate Ugrešić, who will be in conversation with critic Sam Sacks. The event will also include readings of Ugrešić's work by The Paris Review’s managing editor, Nicole Rudick, and award winning Dutch author Philip Huff.
Dubravka Ugrešić is the author of five novels, two collections of short fiction, six essay collections, and three children's books. Born in the former Yugoslavia, she went into exile from Croatia after being labeled a witch for her anti-nationalistic stance during the Yugoslav war. For the past twenty years, she has resided in the Netherlands.
|Venue:||The Grolier Club|
|Address:||47 East 60th Street
New York, NY 10022
Held in connection with the exhibition, “Thornwillow Press at Thirty,” the symposium features Adam Gopnik, Harold Holzer, Honor Moore, Ronald Patkus, and Luke Ives Pontifell in conversation with Lorin Stein on fine-art printing in the digital age.
|Venue:||Bowery Poetry Club|
New York, NY 10012
Rowan Ricardo Phillips, whose newest collection, Heaven, has been nominated for a 2015 National Book Award, leads a workshop at the Bowery Poetry Club for writers who wish to study how imagination and sound work together to enhance the subject of their poems.
|Address:||163 Court St
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Please join us as we celebrate our first anthology of new writing in more than fifty years. The Unprofessionals: New American Writing from the Paris Review features thirty-one stories, poems, and essays by a new generation of writers. It’s a master class, across genres, in what is best and most alive in American literature today.
Paris Review editor Lorin Stein talks with contributors Emma Cline, Kristin Dombek, and Cathy Park Hong.
|Address:||Lexington Avenue at 92nd St
New York, New York 10128
In this latest installment, poet Nathaniel Mackey—winner of this year's Bollingen Prize—will read from his work and sit for a conversation with Cathy Park Hong. "His poetry ambitiously continues an American bardic line that unfolds from Leaves of Grass to Pound’s Cantos to H.D.’s Trilogy to Olson’s The Maximus Poems, winds through the whole of Robert Duncan’s work and extends beyond all of these,” wrote Don Share. “Mackey’s own rare combinations create an astonishing and resounding effect: his words go where music goes.