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- Mary-Louise Parker & Mary KarrMary-Louise Parker, the Tony, Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning actress best known for her lead role as Nancy Botwin on Showtime's "Weeds," stars in the same network's forthcoming series "Lit," based on the memoir by Mary Karr. Parker is joined by Karr for a conversation hosted by City Arts & Lectures. Her forthcoming memoir is […]
- Dinner Talks: The Long TableA new project of Small Press Traffic, Dinner Talks is meant to be a creative conversation about issues impacting the writing community. This event, led by MG Roberts and Wendy Trevino, is based on Louis Weaver's "Long Table," a dinner party structured by etiquette, where conversation is the only course; this one focuses on race […]
- Brian Laidlaw & D. A. PowellNational Book Critics Circle Award-winning poet D. A. Powell ("Useless Landscape, Or a Guide for Boys") joins poet and musician Brian Laidlaw to celebrate the publication of his debut full-length collection, "The Stuntman," which has a companion album of music. Laidlaw has released several albums and EPs and teaches songwriting at McNally Smith College of […]
- David BerkeleyDavid Berkeley celebrates the release of "The Free Brontosaurus," a novella told in 10 interwoven stories that are set in the same fictional city at the same moment in time, with minor characters in one story becoming major characters in another. The collection comes with an accompanying album of songs, one for each story, written […]
- Claudia Rankine & Karen GreenWinner of the 2014 National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry for her widely acclaimed collection "Citizen: An American Lyric," which was the first book to be named a finalist in both the poetry and criticism categories, Claudia Rankine reads for Small Press Traffic with Karen Green, author of "Bough Down."
- Babylon SalonThis intimate, high-energy quarterly series takes place in the basement of the swank Cantina. The Winter reading features J. Ryan Stradal, author of "Kitchens of the Great Midwest," an Editor's Pick in The New York Times "Book Review," and The New York Times bestselling author of "All This Life," "Fight Song," and "Damascus" Josh Mohr, […]
- Isabel Fargo Cole: Wolfgang HilbigBerlin-based writer and translator Isabel Fargo Cole joins Two Lines Press editorial director CJ Evans to celebrate the publication of Wolfgang Hilbig's story collection "The Sleep of the Righteous," which she translated from the German. Fargo Cole discusses Hilbig's career and work, as well as the process of translation.
- Gregory PardloWinner of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for his collection "Digest," Pardlo's first book, "Totem," was selected by Brenda Hillman to win the APR/Honickman Prize in 2007. Currently a Teaching Fellow at Columbia University, Pardlo is visiting from New York to read as part of St. Mary's Creative Writing Reading Series.
- Dodie Bellamy & David BuuckTwo bold writers read from new books: Dodie Bellamy, author of many books including "C*** Norton," "Pink Steam" and "Barf Manifesto," reads from the genre-bending "When the Sick Rule the World" (Semiotext(e)), and David Buuck, author of "The Shunt" and, with Juliana Spahr, "An Army of Lovers," reads from "Site Cite City: Selected Prose Works […]
- Daniel Sada AppreciationIn a celebration of the late Daniel Sada's "One Out Of Two," recently translated from the Spanish by Katherine Silver and published by Graywolf Press, the Center for the Art of Translation's Scott Esposito hosts Silver and Graywolf editor Ethan Nosowski for an evening of readings and conversation. Sada, who died in 2011, was awarded […]