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past events 2011

Wednesday–Saturday, February 2–5

Associated Writing Program annual conference
Marriott Wardman Park — Omni Shoreham Hotels
Washington, DC
Find us at table H5 at the bookfair, 8:30–5:30, Thursday to Saturday.

Friday, February 4

10:30–11:45 am
The Experimental and the International
Lobby level, Marriot
Nathan Hale room
Karen Emmerich, Scott Esposito, Steve Dolph, Anna Moschovakis, and Jill Schoolman on a panel moderated by Pam Thompson. Panel will consider why literature in translation is often described as experimental, touching on such questions as: What issues arise as foreign literary traditions enter the U.S. milieu? What can happen when highly language-focused (thus experimental?) work moves between languages?

Friday, February 4

1:30–2 pm
Booth H5 at AWP Bookfair
Book signing with Karen Emmerich

Friday, February 4

7:30 pm—all night!
Asylum Bar
2471 18th Street
Washington, DC
Kenyon Review Online, Monsters of Poetry and Rescue Press sponsor readings by Clockroot's Becka Mara McKay, along with Julia Story, Christie Ann Reynolds, Zach Savich, Shane McCrae, Jess Lacher, Hannah Sanghee Park, Daniel Khalastchi, Kevin Gonzalez, and Adam Fell.
$2 donation at the door gets you a raffle ticket for signed books and subscriptions.

Saturday, February 5

1:30–2 pm
Booth H5 at AWP Bookfair
Book signing with Becka Mara McKay

Friday, February 11

Time TBA
Karen Emmerich in conversation with Rohan Kamicheril of Words Without Borders
On NYU's radio station WNYU

Sunday, February 20

7–9 pm
Reading by Karen Emmerich and other Archipelago translators
85 East 4th Street
New York, NY 10003

Sunday, March 13

4 pm
Literature Panel: Imagining the City, with Sunetra Gupta
The Kennedy Center
Family Theater
2700 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20566
800 444 1324 or 202 467 4600
A panel discussion about cities in India—their histories and their futures. Suketu Mehta is the author of the classic study of Bombay, Maximum City: Bombay Lost and Found. Maya K. Rao stands at the forefront of contemporary Indian theater. Sunetra Gupta, our newest addition to Clockroot, is the author of Memories of Rain, A Sin of Colour, and her most recent novel, So Good in Black, a paean to her native city, Kolkata.
A free event, part of the Kennedy Center’s program maximum INDIA

Friday, March 25

7:30 pm
Adania Shibli: “A Palestinian Childhood”
Amnesty International Writers on Rights
Bedingfield Room, Bar Convent
17 Blossom St
York YO2 2AH
Tickets £4
For further information, email jkdono at

April 27–May 1

Alex Epstein at the Blue Metropolis Festival
“The world’s first multilingual literary festival—and the best five-day literary party there is.”

Thursday, September 22

10 am
An Overview of Greek Literature, with Ersi Sotiropoulos
Festival Est-Ouest: Myths, Gods, Man
Die, France

Sunday, September 25

3 pm
Roundtable on Contemporary Greek Literature, with Ersi Sotiropoulos
Festival Est-Ouest: Myths, Gods, Man
Die, France

Thursday, September 29

6:30 pm
Literary Cafe: Ersi Sotiropoulos and Eléni Yannakakis
Festival Est-Ouest: Myths, Gods, Man
Die, France

Sunday, October 2

11 am
Begotten, Not Created: How Narratives Emerge in Science and Literature
A lecture by Sunetra Gupta
One World: Festival of Literature & Arts at the Royal Society

November 21

Ersi Sotiropoulos
Festival of European Literatures
Cognac, France

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