Teju Cole

New York, NY Saturday, May 3 | 3:00 PM

Join Teju Cole in conversation with novelist Rana Dasgupta at the Asian American Writers’ Workshop. Both authors will read from their work and discuss bearing witness to the growth and transformation of cities they once knew. Co-hosted by A Public Space. More details here.
Asian American Writers' Workshop
Asian American Writers' Workshop

112 W 27th Street, 6th floor
New York, NY
United States

Brian Blanchfield

Brooklyn, NY Wednesday, April 23 | 2:00 PM

APS contributor Brian Blanchfield in conversation with Jen Bervin as part of Pratt Institute's biweekly Writers' Forum.

Pratt Institute
Pratt Institute

200 Willoughby Avenue
Engineering 307
Brooklyn, NY 11205
United States

Leslie Jamison

Brooklyn, NY Tuesday, April 29 | 7:00 PM

Leslie Jamison joins authors Jessica Hendry Nelson and Valeria Luiselli for a discussion of the essay and its many forms.

Leslie Jamison's new essay collection The Empathy Exams, received the Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize. Her debut story, "Quiet Men", was published in APS 3. More details here.

Community Bookstore
Community Bookstore

143 7th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215
United States

PEN World Voices Festival

Brooklyn, NY Friday, May 2 | 8:00 PM

Join APS editor Brigid Hughes for a conversation with Zia Haider Rahman and Linn Ullmann at Literary Quartet, an event of the PEN World Voices Festival. More details here.

Born in rural Bangladesh, Zia Haider Rahman was educated at Balliol College, Oxford, and at Cambridge, Munich, and Yale Universities. He has worked as an investment banker on Wall Street and as an international human rights lawyer. In the Light of What We Know is his first novel.

Linn Ullmann is an award-winning author, journalist, and literary critic. She has published four novels, including Before You Sleep, and is the cofounder and former artistic director of The Bergman Estate on Fårö. She lives in Oslo.

The Invisible Dog Art Center
The Invisible Dog Art Center

51 Bergen Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
United States

Brett Fletcher Lauer & Stefania Heim

Brooklyn, NY Friday, May 16 | 7:00 PM

Join us to celebrate poets Brett Fletcher Lauer and Stefania Heim and raise a glass to their debut books, A Hotel in Belgium and A Table That Goes On for Miles.

Matthew Zapruder on A Hotel in Belgium (Four Way Books): "...These poems are serious, funny, confident, weird, sensitive, and generous. They achieve something close to Frank O'Hara's dream of 'true abstraction,' a deeply personal and human tone that does not resort to the limiting confines of the specifics of autobiography. This book points forward to a new exciting direction in American poetry, and I am so glad we can finally take it with us into the future."

Wayne Koestenbaum on A Table That Goes on For Miles (Switchback Books): "Reading these phenomenal and profoundly philosophical poems, I think of still lives by Giorgio Morandi—careful, enigmatic arrangements of the ordinary. Heim's acoustic elegance places her in the front ranks of those who pursue the plainspoken sublime."
A Public Space
A Public Space

323 Dean Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217
United States


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