Fantasy Reading Series No. 7 Lydia Davis and Eliot Weinberger

Sun, 19 April 2015 // 06:00 PM
Bowery Poetry, 308 Bowery, NYC (map)

Join us for the seventh night of our new monthly Sunday evening reading series of nationally celebrated poets & writers at Bowery Poetry. Sunday, April 19th at 6 PM.

This month will feature Lydia Davis and Eliot Weinberger!

LYDIA DAVIS is noted for her short stories but is also a novelist, essayist, and translator from French and other languages, and has produced several new translations of French literary classics, including Proust's Swann’s Way and Flaubert's Madame Bovary. Davis was announced as the winner of the 2013 Man Booker International Prize on 22 May 2013.

ELIOT WEINBERGER is a contemporary American writer, essayist, editor, and translator. His work regularly appears in translation and has been published in more than thirty languages. Weinberger first gained recognition for his translations of the Nobel Prize–winning writer and poet Octavio Paz. His edition of Borges’ Selected Non-Fictions received the National Book Critics Circle Award for criticism. Today, Weinberger is primarily known for his literary writings (essays) and political articles, the former characterized by their wide-ranging subjects and experimental style, verging on a kind of documentary prose poetry, and the latter highly critical of American politics and foreign policy.

Opening the night will be poet Sophie Klahr.

SOPHIE KLAHR's poetry, essays, and reviews have appeared in Ploughshares, The Rumpus, Gulf Coast, and Sycamore Review, among other journals. She is a contributing editor to Gigantic Sequins. Originally from Pittsburgh, she lives in Los Angeles.

Tickets: $10 advance $15 at the door tickets:

This event is generously supported by the National Endowment of the Arts, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.