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past events 2012

Thursday–Saturday, March 1–3

Associated Writing Program annual conference
Hilton Chicago & Palmer House Hilton
Chicago, IL
Find us at booth 806 at the bookfair, 8:30–5:30

Thursday, March 29

Sunetra Gupta
8 pm reading
Visiting Writer’s Series
Memorial Hall, University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA

Friday, March 30

Sunetra Gupta
6:30 pm reading
Booklink Booksellers
Thorne's Marketplace
Northampton, MA

Friday–SaturdayApril 12–13

Juniper Literary Festival book fair
Fine Arts Center
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA

Tuesday, April 24

Panel and recepction with Adania Shibli
Tracing Genealogies of Gazan Literature: 1947–2011
6:30 pm
Center for Palestine Studies
509 Knox Hall, Columbia University
New York, NY
This event will explore the points of contact and departure between the literary voices that emerged throughout the last sixty years. In the conversation that ensues, which features young and emergent writers alongside established authors, we trace the fractured genealogy of literature in Gaza.

Wednesday, October 3

Uzma Aslam Khan
4 pm faculty reading with Annie Rogers, Heather Madden, and Michael Lesy
Reception to follow.
Hampshire College Library
For more information, e-mail rbeckwith at
Amherst, MA

Thursday, October 11

Ersi Sotiropoulos’ “Plato in New York”
6:30 pm reading; reception follows
The living room at the Gershwin Hotel
7 East 27th Street
New York, NY 10016
RSVP to Amanda Pearson at

“Plato in New York” is a work in progress that uses fictional narrative, dialogue and visual poetry as a way of exploring the identity of the city through analogies between two distinct/very different times and cultures. The idea is to portray New York as Plato's cave, a complex place where it is almost impossible to separate the real from the virtual. Plato wrote, ”How can you prove whether at this moment we are sleeping, and all our thoughts are a dream; or whether we are awake, and talking to one another in the waking state?“ With the virtual devouring big chunks of the real, apparent these days in the financial world and the media, Plato’s questions seem as relevant as ever.

Ersi will be the artist in residence at the Gershwin until October 25.

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