Loading Events

← Back to Events

Livestreamed

Upcoming Events

April 2022

Friday, April 29 @ 6:00 pm
Livestreamed

From Saigon to Miami: An Evening of Contemporary Vietnamese Literature and Art

Join us for a virtual presentation celebrating the launch of In My Ear, Your Voice Still Flickering // Bên tai tôi, giọng người vẫn chờn vờn, a special-edition zine featuring contemporary Vietnamese literature and art. Vietnamese writers based in Saigon and North America contributed fiction and poetry in English or Vietnamese, along with translations to make the zine fully bilingual. Vietnamese artists contributed original artwork in response to each piece. Featuring work by authors Phan Nhiên Hạo, Andrew Lam,…

May 2022

Sunday, May 8 @ 2:00 pm
Livestreamed

A Celebration of the 100th birthday of two Haitian literary masters: Jacques Stephen Alexis and Émile Célestin Mégie with Arnold Antonin, Marc Exavier, Angelucci Manigat, and Lyonel Trouillot

This year, we celebrate in memoriam the 100th birthday of two Haitian literary masters: Jacques Stephen Alexis and Émile Célestin Mégie. More than just a brilliant intellectual, Alexis was also an active participant in the social and political debates of his time; born in April 1922, he’s believed to have been killed by the regime of François “Papa Doc” Duvalier. Born in October 1922,  Mégie (also known as “Togiram”) was a journalist, writer, poet, and novelist. A defender of the Haitian Creole language since the 1940s,…

Sunday, May 15 @ 2:00 pm
Livestreamed

The Sounds of Joy and Pain: A New Understanding of Traditional Haitian Music, Konpa, and Rap Kreyòl with M. Mushy Widmaier, Georgio Léon-Émile, and Ed Rainer Sainvil

For a long time, the term “Haitian music” mostly referred to several styles, including roots music and konpa. In the past few years, however, rap kreyòl and reggae have gained in popularity, with artists using these genres to denounce the injustices that exist in the country. This panel answers the question: With so many influences from other countries, what is the future of Haitian music? With Haitian jazz musician, composer and arranger Mushy Widmaier; musicologist and author of Tambours Frappés,

All day event.
Monday, May 16 @ 12:00 am
Livestreamed

Manuscript Consultations with Eleanor Jackson

May 16 – 21, 2022 (1 week) Online via Google Meet | Register to receive link Various times, as appointed. All appointment times in EST. Consultations are limited to 30 people. Meet with an experienced literary agent for a 15-minute individual manuscript consultation. You will have an opportunity to submit a query letter plus 10 pages of a manuscript in advance.  Once you have registered online, please email your 1-page query letter and 10-page manuscript to Madison Whatley at mwhatley@mdc.edu by 11:59 p.m.…

Wednesday, May 18 @ 2:00 pm
Livestreamed

An Evening with the 5 Under 35 2021 Honorees | Caleb Azumah Nelson, Dantiel W. Moniz, Claire Luchette, Nathan Harris and Lee Lai

Join us for an unforgettable virtual conversation featuring the 2021 honorees of the National Book Foundation’s 5 Under 35 award. This special conversation will feature authors Caleb Azumah Nelson, Dantiel W. Moniz, Nathan Harris, Lee Lai and Claire Luchette, and will be moderated by Natalie Green, Senior Manager, Public Programs at the National Book Foundation. About the 5 under 35 program In 2006, the National Book Foundation established the 5 Under 35 prize to recognize young, debut fiction writers whose work promised to leave a lasting impression on the literary landscape.…

Thursday, May 19 @ 10:00 am
Livestreamed

Fiction Workshop: Recognition and Surprise with Lan Samantha Chang

Thursday – Saturday, May 19-21, 2022 (3 days) 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ET | Online via Google Meet | Register to receive link In this workshop, we will explore how to create the most consequential moments in stories and novels: those crucial passages of recognition and surprise when truths change and when a reader’s sense of time is altered. At such moments, which are composed of both familiarity and strangeness, the world of the story is transformed. We’ll look at work by James Joyce,…

Thursday, May 19 @ 10:00 am
Livestreamed

Nonfiction Workshop: Nonfiction Strategies with Wayétu Moore

Thursday – Saturday, May 19-21, 2022 (3 days) 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ET | Online via Google Meet | Register to receive link The goal of this workshop is to identify strategies for memoir and creative nonfiction narrative writing by reading and discussing works within the genre, exercising elements of creative writing in essay and memoir forms, and learning how to engage with one’s own work through editing. We will explore the changing shape of memories in autobiographical writing, as well as the roles that poetry and voice play in transforming one’s personal experience into a compelling essay.…

Thursday, May 19 @ 10:00 am
Livestreamed

Poetry Workshop: The Empty Spaces with Willie Perdomo

Thursday – Saturday, May 19-21, 2022 (3 days) 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ET | Online via Google Meet | Register to receive link Who or what is the voice on your shoulders telling you that you can’t write about (fill in the blank)? The approach to fresh language is usually accompanied by distancing yourself from what you think might be correct or “right.” Using the “separate language” of poetry, where do we begin filling the empty spaces?  In this workshop,…

Thursday, May 19 @ 10:00 am
Livestreamed

Fiction Workshop: The World of the Story with Claire Luchette

Thursday – Saturday, May 19-21, 2022 (3 days) 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ET | Online via Google Meet | Register to receive link In this workshop, we will discuss how writers build rich, complicated worlds on the page. We’ll look closely at examples of short fiction by some contemporary masters to understand how the physical setting of the story comes alive and contributes to the story’s meaning. Attendees will also have the chance to practice building worlds of their own,…

Thursday, May 19 @ 2:00 pm
Livestreamed

Craft Talks with Lan Samantha Chang & Willie Perdomo

Thursday, May 19, 2022 (1 day) 2:00 p.m. ET | Online via Crowdcast | Register to receive link Craft talks are included in workshop registration fees Fiction Craft Talk: How do Novels Differ from Short Stories? with Lan Samantha Chang The short story and the novel are different forms with separate purposes and effects. Yet we often discuss them together in workshops, as if the process of writing them were the same. I’m interested in looking pragmatically at this dilemma,…

Friday, May 20 @ 10:00 am
Livestreamed

“Historia, teoría y práctica de la ficción”, un taller del Writers Institute ofrecido por Jorge Volpi

Evento Online Taller de 3 clases: viernes 20, sábado 21 y domingo 22 de mayo, (10:00 a.m. – 12:00 m) “Historia, teoría y práctica de la ficción”, un taller ofrecido por Jorge Volpi como parte del prestigioso Writers Institute de la Feria del Libro de Miami. El objetivo del curso será analizar el surgimiento y el desarrollo de la ficción, comprender cómo funciona en distintos sus géneros (relato, cuento, teatro, ópera), estudiar los mecanismos mentales que la permiten y realizar diversos ejercicios de creación.…

Friday, May 20 @ 2:00 pm
Livestreamed

Craft Talks with Claire Luchette & Wayétu Moore

Friday, May 20, 2022 (1 day) 2:00 p.m. ET | Online via Crowdcast | Register to receive link Craft talks are included in workshop registration fees Fiction Craft Talk: Crafting a World with Claire Luchette A story should transport a reader to a place they’ve never been or allow them to see a familiar place in a new way. This talk will focus on the craft of worldbuilding and how to get the most mileage out of a story’s setting.…

Saturday, May 21 @ 2:00 pm
Livestreamed

The Breakout Book: A Publishing Seminar with Eleanor Jackson

Saturday, May 21, 2022 (1 day) 2:00 p.m. ET | Online via Crowdcast | Register to receive link Publishing seminar is included in workshop registration fees An experienced literary agent will share her insights on how successful writers support their publications, and create lasting careers and relationships with the publishing industry. Topics include: writing a successful query letter, navigating a book contract, building relationships with your agent, editor and publicist, the publishing process from contract to on-sale-date, and much more.  Eleanor Jackson began her publishing career in 2002 at Witherspoon Associates,…

Events List Navigation

+ Export Events