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Poetry & Literature: News & Events - Recent Updates

  • Poetry & Literature: News & Events:

    Thursday, February 16, 6:30 PM
    INTERNATIONAL LITERATURE: IMMANUEL MIFSUD

    Maltese poet and fiction writer, Immanuel Mifsud, will read and discuss his work with Lucia Wolf, Reference Librarian in the European Division. This event is free and open to the public. Co-Sponsored by Library of Congress European Division and presented in partnership with Embassy of the Republic of Malta supported by the Arts Council of Malta, New York

    Location: Mumford Room, sixth floor, James Madison Building <view map>
    Contact: (202) 707-5394; lwolf@loc.gov

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  • Poetry & Literature: News & Events: INTERNATIONAL LITERATURE: PABLO NERUDA on 2/13 & 2/14

    Monday, February 13 - Tuesday, February 14, 4:00 PM
    INTERNATIONAL LITERATURE: PABLO NERUDA

    Two events celebrating Chilean poet and Nobel Prize winner, Pablo Neruda.

    • Monday, February 13, 4:00 PM: (Mary Pickford Theater) Special advanced screening of Neruda, internationally co-produced biographical film directed by Pablo Larraín starring Gael Garcia Bernal. Co-sponsored by the Hispanic Division and presented in partnership with the Folger Shakespeare Theatre and the Embassy of Chile, Washington, D.C.

    • Tuesday, February 14, 4:00 PM: (Mumford Room) Poet and translator Forrest Gander will read from his new book, Then Come Back: The Lost Neruda, and participate in a discussion with Chilean-born author Marjorie Agosín and Georgette Dorn, chief of the Hispanic Division. Co-sponsored by the Hispanic Division and presented in partnership with the Folger Shakespeare Theatre.


    Location:
    Mary Pickford Theater, third floor, James Madison Building <view map>
                         Mumford Room, sixth floor, James Madison Building <view map>
    Contact:  (202) 707-5394


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  • Poetry & Literature: News & Events: CONVERSATIONS WITH AFRICAN POETS AND WRITERS: AFRICAN POETRY BOOK FUND SPOTLIGHT on 2/10

    Friday, February 10, 1:00 PM
    CONVERSATIONS WITH AFRICAN POETS AND WRITERS: AFRICAN POETRY BOOK FUND SPOTLIGHT

    During the annual AWP Conference, African Poetry Book Fund board members Chris Abani, Matthew Shenoda, and Aracelis Girmay discuss contemporary African poetry with Mary Jane Deeb, chief of the African and Middle Eastern Division. Immediately following, Kwame Dawes will introduce African poets Yasmin Belkhyr, Chekwube O. Danladi, Safia Elhillo, Tsitsi Jaji, Mukoma Wa Ngugi, Ladan Osman, Hope Wabuke, and Patricia Jabbeh Wesley who will read from their work. This event is free and open to the public with book sales and signing to follow. Co-sponsored by the Library of Congress African and Middle Eastern Division and presented in partnership with the Africa Society of the National Summit on Africa and Prairie Schooner.

    Location: Whittall Pavilion, ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building <view map>
    Contact: (202) 707-5394

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  • Poetry & Literature: News & Events: THE LIFE OF A POET: BRENDA SHAUGHNESSY on 2/7

    Tuesday, February 7, 7:00 PM
    THE LIFE OF A POET:
    BRENDA SHAUGHNESSY

    Poet Brenda Shaughnessy will discuss her work with Ron Charles, editor of The Washington Post's Book World. This event is free and open to the public. Reservations are required. Co-sponsored by the Hill Center and The Washington Post.

    Location: Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital (921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE)
    Contact: (202) 707-5394

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  • Poetry & Literature: News & Events: WITH BORGES: A CONVERSATION WITH MAR√ćA KODAMA on 12/7

    Wednesday, December 7, 2016 – 6:30 PM
    WITH BORGES: A CONVERSATION WITH MARÍA KODAMA

    Jorge Luis Borges' widow, María Kodama, will be in conversation with professor of Spanish Saul Sosnowski (University of Maryland). This year marks the 30th anniversary of the author's death and this event will be part of a series of events coordinated by the Embassy of Argentine in Washington, DC. 

    This event will be primarily in Spanish, though some translation will be available. Cosponsored by the Hispanic Division and the Poetry and Literature Center, in collaboration with the Embassy of the Republic of Argentina. Event is free and open to the public.

    Location: Mumford Room, sixth floor, James Madison Building <view map>
    Contact: cgom@loc.gov

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