Distinguished Visiting Writers Series
Spring 2013: Cecilia Vicuña,
Teju Cole, Wayne Koestenbaum
RESCHEDULED: Thursday, April 18th
8:00 PM Handwerker Gallery, Caroline Werner Gannett Center
CECILIA VICUÑA is a poet, visual artist, and filmmaker from Chile. The author of twenty books of poetry and the co-editor of The Oxford Book of Latin American Poetry, she exhibits and performs widely in Europe, Latin America and the United States. Engaged with improvisatory oral performance, her work deals with interactions between language, the environment, and textiles. While exiled in London, she co-founded Artists for Democracy to oppose dictatorships in the developing world. Since 1980, she has split her time between New York and Chile. Her film/poem Kon Kon Pi was exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in 2010.For more information, contact Catherine Taylor at email@example.com
Thursday, April 11, 2013
6:00 pm, The Handwerker Gallery, Caroline Werner Gannett Center
TEJU COLE is a writer, art historian, and street photographer. He was born in the US in 1975 and raised in Nigeria. He is the author of two books, a novella, Every Day is for the Thief, and a novel, Open City, which was awarded the 2012 PEN/Hemingway Award, the Rosenthal Family Foundation Prize of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the New York City Book Award for Fiction; nominated for the National Book Critics Award, the New York Public Library’s Young Lions Award; and named one of the best books of 2011 by Time Magazine, the New Yorker, Newsweek, the Guardian, the Atlantic, the New York Times, and many others. He is currently at work on a non-fiction book about Lagos, and is preparing an exhibition of his photographs for late 2012. He teaches literature and art history at Bard College, where he is Distinguished Writer in Residence and Achebe Fellow.
Thursday, March 28, 2013
7:30 pm, Klingenstein Lounge, Campus Center
WAYNE KOESTENBAUM has published fifteen books of poetry, criticism, and fiction, including Humiliation, The Anatomy of Harpo Marx, Blue Stranger with Mosaic Background, Best-Selling Jewish Porn Films, Hotel Theory, Andy Warhol, and the acclaimed The Queen's Throat: Opera, Homosexuality, and the Mystery of Desire, which was nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award. He has also written an opera libretto (for Michael Daugherty's Jackie O). Educated at Harvard and Princeton, Koestenbaum is a Distinguished Professor of English at the CUNY Graduate Center.