Join me for an evening of literature and storytelling at the Mark Taper Auditorium in DTLA on February 23rd, 2017 at 7.15pm. This free event is co-presented by the Library Foundation of Los Angeles’ ALOUD series and the Consulate General of Mexico in Los Angeles. I’ll be speaking with two Mexican writers about their recent fiction: Valeria Luiselli, author of The Story of My Teeth and Faces in the Crowd, and Guadalupe Nettel, author of Natural Histories and The Body Where I Was Born. Reserve your tickets at the link.

April 1-2, 2017, at BinderCon LA, I’ll be chairing an exciting panel of dynamic speakers. I can’t wait to give you all the details and the lineup. This year’s conference is at UCLA.

In JUNE 2017 I will preform my one-woman show I WANNA BE ROBERT DE NIRO — about Bobby, Clarice Lispector, Virginia (Clarice’s main character from her second novel The Chandelier), Madalena (translator, wife, mother), translation, 1943, life, love, loss and more — five times at the Sacred Fools Theater in Hollywood during the Hollywood Fringe Festival. FREE tickets are available through the Fringe website here or Brown Paper Tickets here.

I hope to share additional news soon!

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Photo by Jeann Young

Photo by Jeann Young

 RECENT events + appearances with links to videos & podcasts

Special Guest (radio + podcast). Los Angeles Review of Books’ LARB Radio Hour on KPFK-FM. On Clarice Lispector’s Complete Stories (New Directions 2015) translated by Katrina Dodson. October 29, 2015.

Speaker/Interviewer (live + podcast). A conversation with translator Katrina Dodson about Clarice Lispector’s Complete Stories. Skylight Books, Los Angeles. October 14, 2015.

Speaker/Interviewer (live + podcast). A conversation with writer Jennifer Clement about her latest book Prayers for the Stolen. ALOUD Library Foundation of Los Angeles. May 14, 2015.

Speaker/Introductory Remarks (live + video). A Celebration of Alice Munro. Some Favorite Writers, A Series Curated by Mona Simpson. Hammer Museum, Los Angeles. February 24, 2015.

Speaker/Introductory Remarks (live + video). Literature & Gender. Some Favorite Writers, A Series Curated by Mona Simpson. Hammer Museum, Los Angeles. December 2, 2014.

Speaker (live). “Chile’s National Bards Decenter Santiago & Pablo Neruda: On Raúl Zurita & Nicanor Parra.” American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) Annual Conference, New York University. March 21, 2014.

Speical Guest (radio + podcast). Cross Cultural Poetics with Leonard Schwartz for Penn Sound. Episode #287: On Raul Zurita: Poet Forrest Gander and writer Magdalena Edwards discuss the great Chilean poet’s work. December 12, 2013.

Special Guest. I gave a short lecture and then had a conversation with Mona Simpson as a special guest for her “Emerging Writers Series.” UCLA’s English Department and UCLA Friends of English. October 21, 2013.

Speaker (live). “Chile’s Raúl Zurita: Translating Dante & Pinholes in the Night.” American Literary Translators Association (ALTA) Annual Conference, Bloomington, Indiana. October 17, 2013.

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Magdalena Edwards

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