38th Annual Literary Arts Festival

Featured Guest Author: José Olivarez

Bio: José Olivarez is the son of Mexican immigrants. His debut book of poems, Citizen Illegal, was just announced as a finalist for the 2019 PEN America Literary Award. Citizen Illegal was awarded the 2018 Chicago Review of Books Poetry Prize, and it was named a top book of 2018 by NPR and the New York Public Library. Along with Felicia Chavez and Willie Perdomo, he is co-editing the forthcoming anthology, The BreakBeat Poets Vol. 4: LatiNEXT. He is the co-host of the poetry podcast, The Poetry Gods and a recipient of fellowships from CantoMundo, Poets House, the Bronx Council on the Arts, the Poetry Foundation, & the Conversation Literary Festival. His work has been featured in The New York Times, The Paris Review, and elsewhere. In 2018, he was awarded the first annual Author and Artist in Justice Award from the Phillips Brooks House Association and named a Debut Poet of 2018 by Poets & Writers. He lives in New York City. https://joseolivarez.com/

More information (texts, teaching exercises, writing competition info, etc) will be forthcoming. In the meantime, please let your students know about the date and time of the event. 

Free and open to the public.

City Tech’s 35th Annual Literary Arts Festival

[icon name=”calendar” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Date: Thursday, March 24, 2016
[icon name=”clock-o” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Time: 5:30 PM
[icon name=”map-marker” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Location: Voorhees Theatre, 186 Jay St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

FREE AND OPEN TO ALL

City Tech’s 35th Annual Literary Arts Festival will take place on Thursday, March 24th, at 5:30pm in Voorhees Theater (186 Jay Street, Downtown Brooklyn). The event, featuring a renowned writer along with student readings and performances, is free and open to the community. Please join us!

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LAF 2016 in the Classroom presents
Literature Roundtable with Mary Gaitskill

[icon name=”calendar” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Date: March 21, 2016
[icon name=”clock-o” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Time: 11:30 am – 12:45 pm
[icon name=”map-marker” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Venue: Atrium Amphitheater
[icon name=”question-circle” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] More information: Drs. RenataFerdinand (rferdinand@citytech.cuny.edu) or Ruth Garcia (rgarcia@citytech.cuny.edu)

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City Tech’s 34th Annual Literary Arts Festival

City Tech’s 34th Annual Literary Arts Festival will take place on Thursday, March 26th, at 5:30pm in Voorhees Theater (186 Jay Street, Downtown Brooklyn). The event, featuring a renowned writer along with student readings and performances, is free and open to the community. Please join us!

We are excited to announce that this year’s special guest speaker will be Dinaw Mengestu, an Ethiopian-American writer whose works include The Beautiful Things that Heaven Bears (Penguin, 2007); Children of the Revolution(Vintage, 2008), How to Read the Air (Penguin, 2010), and All Our Names (Knopf, 2014). His fiction and journalism have been published in The New Yorker, Granta, Harper’s,  and The Wall Street Journal. Mengestu is the recipient ofThe New York Times Notable Book Award (2007), The Guardian First Book Award (2007), The Los Angeles TimesBook Prize (2008), The New Yorker‘s “20 Under 40” Fiction Distinction (2010), and a MacArthur Fellowship (2012), among other accolades. He is the  Lannan Chair of Poetics at Georgetown University, where he teaches Creative Writing. He and his family reside in New York.

Here are links to his Sunday Routine profile and a review of his most recent novel, All Our Names:

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/23/nyregion/exploring-a-world-of-animals.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/23/books/review/all-our-names-by-dinaw-mengestu.html