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Upcoming Event: An Evening with Ocean Vuong

March 13th, 2017

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An Evening with Ocean Vuong
Thursday, March 30, 5:30 pm
Mandel Atrium

Who gets to write the poems we read? This reading by Ocean Vuong breaks the stereotype about Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in media (or lack thereof) and will inspire future artists and performers within the Brandeis community to write and engage and share their stories. The reading will be followed by a book signing, with books available for purchase.

Ocean Vuong is the author of Night Sky With Exit Wounds (Copper Canyon Press, 2016), winner of the 2016 Whiting Award. Vuong also has two chapbooks: No (YesYes, 2013) and Burnings (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2010). A Ruth Lilly fellow from the Poetry Foundation, Ocean has received honors and awards from Poets House, the Elizabeth George Foundation, the Civitella Ranieri Foundation, the Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts, the Academy of American Poets, and a Pushcart Prize. 

Hosted Vietnamese Student Association, Brandeis Asian American Task Force, and the Asian American and Pacific Islander Studies committee. Cosponsored by Creative Writing, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, English, East Asian Studies, American Studies, German, Russian and Asian Languages and Literature, and Queer People of Color Coalition.

Light refreshments will be served.

Upcoming Event: An Evening with Olga Grjasnowa

February 28th, 2017

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Monday, March 6
Refreshments and Russian desserts will be served.

Olga Grjasnowa’s astounding debut novel is about young immigrants from all over the world who move to Berlin. One of them is Masha, a headstrong young woman who knows neither borders nor limits. She inhabits a world where all cultures and traditions merge. For Masha and her friends, the issue of origin and nationality is immaterial—they can survive anywhere. But there is nowhere they can really call home. Olga Grjasnowa was born in 1984 in Baku, Azerbaijan, grew up in the Caucasus, and has spent extended periods in Poland, Russia, and Israel. She moved to Germany at the age of twelve and is a graduate of the German Institute for Literature/Creative Writing in Leipzig.

Sponsored by the Center for German and European Studies at Brandeis; Co-sponsored by the Russian Studies program and the Russian Club.

Upcoming Event: Carl Phillips Reading, 2/16/2017

January 25th, 2017

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Upcoming Event: Rebecca Morgan Frank Poetry Reading

September 14th, 2016

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Please help us welcome the newest visiting poet-in-residence at Brandeis. Rebecca Morgan Frank is the author of two collections of poetry, Little Murders Everywhere and The Spokes of Venus. Her third collection, which was the winner of the Poetry Society of America’s Alice Fay di Castagnola Award for a manuscript in progress, is forthcoming from Carnegie Mellon University Press in 2017. Her poems have appeared such places as Ploughshares, Harvard Review, New England Review, Literary Imagination, Anthropology & Humanism, and elsewhere. Her art song and digital music collaborations with composers have been performed and exhibited across the US. She is the co-founder and editor of the online literary magazine Memorious (

The reading will be held Wednesday, September 28th, 5:30pm in Pearlman Lounge. You may also RSVP on Facebook. We hope to see you there!

Upcoming Event: Creative Writing Honors Reading

April 18th, 2016

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Creative Writing Senior Honors Reading

Upcoming Event: Colin Channer and John Koethe Readings

March 18th, 2016

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Koethe and Channer Readings

Upcoming Events: Creative Writing Events, Spring 2016

February 10th, 2016

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Upcoming Event: Reading by Andrea Cohen and Alexandra Teague

October 26th, 2015

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Andrea Cohen and Alexandra Teague Reading

Upcoming Event: Kirun Kapur Reading

October 2nd, 2015

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Kirun Kapur Reading Poster

Upcoming Event: Donald Antrim Reading

September 26th, 2015

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Donald Antrim Poster

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