30 May |Women Writers & The Art of the Short Story: A Tribute to Lucia Berlin

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Lucia Berlin (Image found via GIS)

 

Join us on Monday, May 30th (Memorial Day), in celebrating the life and work of author Lucia Berlin (1936-2004). This event will feature JCU professor Elizabeth Geoghegan, Italian screen and fiction writers Chiara Barzini and Francesca Marciano.

Event will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in Room G.G.1 in JCU’s Guarini Gampus.

Click here to RSVP and for more information on this event .

Lucia Berlin stories are inspired by her early childhood in various Western mining towns; her glamorous teenage years in Santiago, Chile; three failed marriages; a lifelong problem with alcoholism; her years spent in Berkeley, New Mexico, and Mexico City; and the various jobs she later held to support her writing and her four sons. Sober and writing steadily by the 1990s, she took a visiting writer’s post at the University of Colorado Boulder in 1994 and was soon promoted to associate professor. In 2001, in failing health, she moved to Southern California to be near her sons. She died in 2004 in Marina del Rey. (From the John Cabot University Website)

25 May| Reminder! Faculty Reading and Welcome Party at JCU!

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Professor Elizabeth Geoghegan

Join us tomorrow for the Institute of Creative Writing and Literary Translation‘s faculty reading and welcome party. Hear the latest works from our professors: Elizabeth Geoghegan (pictured above), George Minot, Michael Carroll, Elena Buia Rutt, Mike Traenor and David Keplinger.

The event will be held on the Secchia Terrace in JCU’s Guarini Campus from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM.  We look forward to seeing you there.

RSVP: Contact information.

For information about our future events, visit our Events Calendar page on the Institute’s website.

April 26 | Poet Eleanor Wilner to Read at JCU

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016, 6:30-8:00 PM, Reading by Poet Eleanor Wilner.

Eleanor Wilner is the author of seven books of poems, including Tourist in Hell (University of Chicago Press) and The Girl with Bees in Her Hair (Copper Canyon Press). Her work is widely anthologized, most recently in The Best American Poetry 2014. (From JohnCabot.edu)

Interested in attending? RSVP: cwinstitute@johncabot.edu

 

 

In Rome in the Coming Months? Join Us! (Upcoming Events)

Eleanor WilnerTuesday, April 26, 2016, 6:30-8:00 PM, Reading by Poet Eleanor Wilner.  

Eleanor Wilner is the author of seven books of poems, including Tourist in Hell (University of Chicago Press) and The Girl with Bees in Her Hair (Copper Canyon Press). Her work is widely anthologized, most recently in The Best American Poetry 2014. (From JohnCabot.edu)

 

peter-hughesTuesday, May 31, 2016, 6:30-8:00 PM, Reading by Poet Peter Hughes.  

Peter Hughes is a poet and the founding editor of Oystercatcher Press. His Selected Poems was published by Shearsman in 2013 along with ‘An intuition of the particular’: some essays on the poetry of Peter Hughes, edited by Ian Brinton.  (From JohnCabot.edu)

 

Wednesday, June 1, 2016, 6:30-8:00 PM, Reading by Author Charles Lambert.

Charles Lambert was born in England, but has been living in Italy since 1980.  In 2008, his first novel, Little Monsters, was published by Picador, and his second novel, Any Human Face, was published in 2010 (Picador).  His most recent work, The Scent of Cinnamon and Other Stories, a collection of short stories was published by Salt Publishing.

 

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Wednesday, June 8, 2016, 6:30-8:00 PM, Reading by Author Jonathan Levi.

Jonathan Levi is the author of the 1992 novel A Guide for the Perplexed and Septimania (April 2016, The Overlook Press), as well as many plays and opera libretti that have been performed internationally. (From JohnCabot.edu)

 

 

susan-minotWednesday, June 15, 2016, 6:30-8:00 PM, Reading by 2016 Writer in Residence Susan Minot.

Susan Minot is an award-winning novelist, short-story writer, poet, and screenwriter. Her first novel, Monkeys, was published in a dozen countries and won the Prix Femina Étranger in France. Her novel Evening was a worldwide best seller and became a major motion picture. (From JohnCabot.edu)

 

Other Upcoming Events:

Wednesday, May 25, 2016, 6:30-8:00 p.m, Secchia Terrace, Guarini Campus, CW Institute Faculty Reading and Welcome Party.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016, 6:30-8:00 p.m., Aula Magna Regina, Guarini Campus, CW Institute Reading.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016, 6:30-8:00 p.m., Aula Magna Regina, Guarini Campus, CW Institute Reading.

Monday, June 20, 2016, 6:30-8:00 p.m., Aula Magna Regina, Guarini Campus, CW Institute Craft Talk: 2016 Writer in Residence Susan Minot.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016, 6:30-8:00 p.m., Secchia Terrace, CW Institute Student Reading and Farewell Party.

 

To learn more about attending, visit the Institute for Creative Writing and Literary Translation Events Page

2016 Summer Institute’s Writer in Residence: Susan Minot

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Author Susan Minot has been confirmed as the 2016 Writer in Residence for John Cabot University’s Institute of Creative Writing and Literary Translation’s Summer Institute.  Minot will be in residence from June 15-23.

Susan Minot is an award-winning novelist, short-story writer, poet, and screenwriter. Her first novel, Monkeys, was published in a dozen countries and won the Prix Femina Étranger in France. Her novel Evening was a worldwide best seller and became a major motion picture. She wrote the screenplay for Bernardo Bertolucci’s Stealing Beauty. Her most recent book is Thirty Girls, a novel set in Kenya and Uganda. She teaches in New York City where she lives with her daughter.

To learn more about the 2016 Summer Institute, click the following link to visit our official website: Institute of Creative Writing and Literary Translation

16 Sep 2015 | Reminder! InVerse Literary Translation Festival at JCU

Click to learn more about InVerse 2014-2015.

If you love poetry and literary translation, join us for the 10th annual InVerse Festival, this Wednesday, September 16th, at 8 P.M. in the Lemon Tree Courtyard of John Cabot University’s Guarini Campus in Trastevere. For more information on this event and others, visit JCU’s News and Events Page.

Address: Via della Lungara 233, 00165, Rome

 

We’re Back! Plus, InVerse 2014-2015: Italian Poets in Translation (Literary Translation Event)

InVerse 2014-2015 Anthology. Image from JCU Website. Click to learn more.

Happy Summer and Many Thanks to Our Followers!

We’re delighted to announce our return to regular posting on the Institute’s blog. So, keep on the look out for posts on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, beginning this week.

For literary translators and lovers of literary translation,  John Cabot University has confirmed its annual literary translation festival InVerse: Italian Poets in Translation. This year the festival will celebrates its 10th anniversary and the recent publication of its dual language anthology, featuring the works of contemporary Italian poets.

If you are in Rome, then make sure to attend. InVerse is taking place on Wednesday, September 16th at 8:00PM in the Lemon Tree Courtyard in JCU’s Guarini Campus.  For more details on this event and how to attend, visit the JCU Events Page.

08 Jun 2015 | Tonight: A Reading by Essayist, Critic & Poet Maria Adelaide Basile

Adelaide Basile, Ph.D. Image from John Cabot University Website. Click to learn more about this event.

WHEN: Monday, June 8, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
WHERE: Guarini Campus, Aula Magna

The Institute of Creative Writing and Literary Translation is pleased to welcome essayist and poet Maria Adelaide Basile, Ph.D. to read as a part of its Summer Institute Reading Series.  Basile has taught Italian language and literature at Rutgers University, the College of Charleston and John Cabot University in Rome. Basile has read papers at several conferences, and published several essays on Dante, Nievo, Manzoni, and the filmmaker Gillo Pontecorvo.

Basile worked as a theater critic for several newspapers, and has translated and introduced the poems of the French poet Alain Bosquet, the American poets Anne Carson and Philiph Schultz (the last with the Monteverde Legge group). Her publications include several essays on the Italian writer Piero Sanavio and a collection of poems, Viaggi (Travels), Campanotto, November 2014. (From the John Cabot University Website).

June 2015 | A Month of Literary Events at JCU!

Carlos Dews (center), Director of the Institute of Creative Writing and Literary Translation, and Chair of the English Language and Literature Department.

Carlos Dews (center), Director of the Institute of Creative Writing and Literary Translation.

If you are in Rome and love literature, then attending the events offered by John Cabot University’s Summer Institute of Creative Writing and Literary Translations is a must!  Every week in June the Institute offers readings by renowned writers, such as the Institute’s Writer in Residence, Edmund White.  

Most events will be held on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM.  For the current schedule, see below or visit our Events Calendar for the most up-to-date information.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Monday, 1 June 2015, 6:30-8:00 p.m., Aula Magna Regina, Guarini Campus, a lecture by Oonagh Stranksy.

Wednesday, 3 June 2015, 6:30-8:00 p.m., Aula Magna Regina, Guarini Campus, a reading by Matthew Kneale.

Monday, 8 June 2015, 6:30-8:00 p.m., Aula Magna Regina, Guarini Campus, a reading by Adelaide Basile.

Monday, 15 June 2015, 6:30-8:00 p.m., Aula Magna Regina, Guarini Campus, a reading by the Faculty.

Monday, 22 June 2015, 6:30-8:00 p.m., Aula Magna Regina, Guarini Campus, a reading by Michael Carroll.

Tuesday, 23 June 2015, 6:30-8:00 p.m., Aula Magna Regina, Guarini Campus, a reading by Students.

Wednesday, 24 June 2015, 6:30-8:00 p.m., Aula Magna Regina, Guarini Campus, Craft Talk by Writer in Residence, Edmund White.

RSVP: cwinstitute@johncabot.edu

01 Jun 2015 | Oonagh Stransky Gives Lecture at JCU: “Forget about Getting Rich and Other Joys of Being a Literary Translator.”

Translator Oonagh Stransky. Image from the John Cabot University website. Click to visit.

WHEN: Monday, June 1, 2015, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

WHERE: Aula Magna Regina (Guarini Campus) – Via della Lungara 233

The John Cabot University Institute for Creative Writing and Literary Translation is pleased to welcome translator Oonagh Stransky for a lecture entitled “Forget about Getting Rich and Other Joys of Being a Literary Translator.”

Oonagh Stransky started translating Italian literature when she was at Middlebury College Summer Language Schools as a sophomore in college. Her first text was a very short poem by Salvatore Quasimodo, and she loved doing it. She continued studying Italian language and literature at Berkeley, graduated from Mills College with a BA in Comparative Literature, and, many years later, received an MA in Italian from Columbia University. Some of the writers she has translated include Carlo Lucarelli, Giuseppe Pontiggia, Maria Luisa Spaziani, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Roberto Saviano, and Beatrice Masini. She lives in Cortona, Tuscany and works as a consultant for a winery in Montepulciano. (From the John Cabot University Website)

For information about our upcoming events, visit our Events Calendar page.