92Y Readings & Writing Workshops

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Kazuo Ishiguro and Caryl Phillips
Introduced by Nell Freudenberger and Robert Antoni
Here’s a question: when is it better to remember–and when is it better to forget? asks Kazuo Ishiguro with The Buried Giant, his follow up to the international bestseller Never Let Me Go. Set in ancient England, the novel has already won raves in The Washington Post, which calls it “a spectacular, rousing departure from anything Ishiguro has ever written.”

Caryl Phillips is the author of The Lost Child, which imagines the life of a young Heathcliff from Wuthering Heights, before Mr. Earnshaw took him home to his family. Pico Iyer writes that Phillips “stitches together past and present, the world of classic English literature and of hardscrabble, contemporary English life more movingly than ever.”

 

Wed, Mar 18, 7 pm

Podium: the Poetry Center’s Online Literary Journal
And what I try to understand is the pull

 

of grace to formlessness, how someone could live inside
her head long enough to write it down and still know

how to caulk the tub, drive defensively, boil a perfect egg
from Rachel Bennett’s poem “American Ocarina”

Podium, the Poetry Center’s online literary journal, features poems and prose selected by instructors in our writing program, including Sandra Newman, Peter Cameron and Kathleen Ossip, as well as the winner of the 2014 Rachel Wetzsteon Poetry Prize, as selected by the poet Randall Mann.

Etgar Keret in conversation
Celebrated writer Etgar Keret is known best for his spare, absurd stories that display his remarkable talent as a miniaturist.

 

Join Keret as he speaks to James Snyder, director of the Israel Museum, about the paradoxes of modern life and his knack for transforming those moments into unforgettable stories that have merited him comparison to Kafka, Vonnegut and Woody Allen.

 

Thu, Mar 19, 8:15 pm

 

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