The Department of English, Philosophy and Languages at LIU Brooklyn presentsThe Annual Paumanok Lecture in American Literature & CultureStarting from Paumanok: An Evening with John Keene
Wednesday | April 10, 2019 | 7 PM
The Department of English, Philosophy and Languages at LIU Brooklyn presents
The Annual Paumanok Lecture in American Literature & Culture
Starting from Paumanok: An Evening with John Keene
LIU Brooklyn is proud to announce that acclaimed fiction writer and 2018 MacArthur Fellow John Keene will deliver this year’s Starting from Paumonok lecture. This annual event takes its name from a poem by Walt Whitman. Its title invokes the Native American word for Long Island and acknowledges the University’s geographic and cultural connection to one of Brooklyn’s—and Long Island’s—foremost literary figures. Among those who’ve previously appeared in this lecture series are the novelists Sandra Cisneros, Gary Shteyngart and Edwidge Danticat; the poets Claudia Rankine and Tracy K. Smith; and the playwright Lynn Nottage.
John Keene is the author of the novel Annotations; the poetry collection Seismosis, an art-text collaboration with artist Christopher Stackhouse; and the short-fiction collection, Counternarratives. His writing has appeared in TriQuarterly, the Kenyon Review and Ploughshares, among other journals. He translated Brazilian author Hilda Hilst’s novel, Letters from a Seducer, from Portuguese.
Books will be available for signing in the Kumble Lobby after the event, thanks to a partnership with Greenlight Books – Brooklyn, NY.
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