- George Oppen Memorial LectureEstablished at The Poetry Center at SFSU in 1985, the George Oppen Memorial Lecture generally addresses the work of Oppen and his contemporaries. Art writer Frances Richard, who has authored "Anarch" (Futurepoem, 2012), "The Phonemes" (Les Figues Press, 2012) and "See Through" (Four Way Books, 2003), makes this year's address.
- Michael ChabonThe deathbed confession of his terminally ill grandfather, told to him shortly after the publication of his first book back in 1989, forms the basis for Michael Chabon's latest novel, "Moonglow." Chabon is the bestselling and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of many books, including "The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay," "Wonder Boys," "Maps & Legends" […]
- 2016-2017 Steinbeck FellowsThis year's recipients of the Steinbeck Fellowships, which are awarded to new writers of any age and background to finish a significant writing project, read from and discuss their work: Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo, whose debut poetry collection "Built with Safe Spaces" is forthcoming from Sundress Publications, and journalist Gary Singh ("The San Jose Earthquakes: A Seismic […]
- Two Voices SalonThe Center for the Art of Translation hosts Australia-based translator and professor Chris Andrews in conversation about his newest translation, Cesar Aira's "Ema, the Captive," for the season's final Two Voices Salon. The salons bring together translators and literature lovers for snacks, beverages and discussion. Aira was a finalist for the 2015 Man Booker International […]