I’ll be at THE LAST BOOKSTORE on March 28th, 2018, at 7.30pm, to discuss Clarice Lispector’s THE CHANDELIER (New Directions 2018) with translator, poet & publisher David Shook and cultural critic Elaine Blair, whose work has appeared in the NYRB, Harper’s, The New Yorker, and elsewhere. Please join us in DTLA for a lively reading & discussion! More details here.
I’m giving a paper on Clarice Lispector’s THE CHANDELIER at the annual American Comparative Literature Association meeting, held this year at UCLA, on March 30th, 2018. Details on the panel I’m co-chairing and the roster of speakers here.
On May 22nd, 2018, at 8pm, I’ll be with author Howard Bloom to discuss his latest book HOW I ACCIDENTALLY STARTED THE SIXTIES at Stories Books and Cafe, 1716 W. Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026, USA.
On June 2nd, 2018, at 11am, I’ll be at The Lev bookstore in Venice, California, to discuss Clarice Lispector’s The Chandelier. Please join us! Details here.
I’ll be at Skylight Books on June 21st, 2018, at 7.30pm, to discuss Clarice Lispector’s The Chandelier. Please join us! Details here.
I’m participating in the Hollywood Fringe Festival 2018, to be held throughout June 2018 in Hollywood, California. I play GLORIA, a lead role in HOUSES WITHOUT WALLS — the new play written & directed by Susannah Rodriguez Drissi and premiering at the Stephanie Feury Studio Theater. I’m also assistant producing. Details & Tickets available here.
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RECENT events + appearances with links to videos & podcasts
I moderated an evening of literature and storytelling at the Mark Taper Auditorium in DTLA on February 23rd, 2017 at 7.15pm co-presented by the Library Foundation of Los Angeles’ ALOUD series and the Consulate General of Mexico in Los Angeles. I spoke 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. Event info at this link and podcast available here.
April 2, 2017, at BinderCon LA, I chaired an exciting panel of dynamic speakers on the topic of HOW TO BE A MEDIA HYBRID: WRITER / ACTOR / PRODUCER / DIRECTORS DIVE INTO HOLLYWOOD — with Lucia Brawley, Marisa Echeverria, Robinne Lee, Diana Mendez, Kylie Sparks, and Tilda Del Toro.
In JUNE 2017 I performed 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. Information & reviews available at the Fringe website here.
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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