Category

2017 Festival

All events free and open to the public.

Nonfiction

The Realms of Nonfiction

Nonfiction prize recipients Maya Jasanoff and Ashleigh Young talk with Briallen Hopper about fact-based writing and the imagination. Briallen Hopper ’s book of essays on love and friendship is forthcoming...

Thursday, September 14, 12:00 PM

Fiction, Poetry, Drama

The Future of the Past: Myth-making in the Modern World

Professor of Classics Emily Greenwood talks with André Alexis, Marina Carr, and Carolyn Forché about how they approach myth in their work. Emily Greenwood studied Classics at Cambridge University, where...

Thursday, September 14, 12:00 PM

Fiction

Close Looking: Erna Brodber on African Fractal Designs

Erna Brodber looks at African textiles from the Yale University Art Gallery collection and discusses the use of fractals in her most recent novel, Nothing's Mat . Moderated by Caroline...

Thursday, September 14, 12:30 PM

Nonfiction

Close Looking: Maya Jasanoff on Johan Zoffany

Nonfiction prize recipient and Yale alumna Maya Jasanoff ( GRD '02), who spent much of her time as a student at the Yale Center for British Art, considers the work...

Thursday, September 14, 1:30 PM

Poetry

Screening: Poetry of Witness with Carolyn Forché and Filmmakers Anthony Cirilo and Billy Tooma

The 2015 film Poetry of Witness documents the struggles of six contemporary poets–survivors of war, torture, exile, and repression–to give voice to their experiences with the complex realities of memory,...

Thursday, September 14, 2:00 PM

Fiction, Nonfiction

Joseph Conrad in a Global World: Maya Jasanoff in Conversation with Pericles Lewis

The Beinecke’s original manuscript of modernist masterpiece The Heart of Darkness will be on display during this discussion of Conrad’s life and work. Introduced by Kevin Repp, curator of Modern...

Thursday, September 14, 4:00 PM

Poetry

The Global Republic of Poetry: A Conversation with Ali Cobby Eckermann and Carolyn Forché

Poetry prize recipients Carolyn Forché and Ali Cobby Eckermann speak with Richard Deming about poetry's capacity to give voice to the local, the personal, and the political in a globalized...

Thursday, September 14, 4:00 PM

Fiction, Nonfiction, Drama

On Becoming a Writer

Prize Director Michael Kelleher talks with André Alexis, Erna Brodber, Ike Holter, and Ashleigh Young about how and when and why they started writing, and the greatest challenges they have...

Thursday, September 14, 5:30 PM

Fiction

Buccaneers and Buried Gold: André Alexis on Robert Louis Stevenson

André Alexis’s 2016 novel The Hidden Keys was inspired by the classic adventure tale Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson. This wide-ranging discussion, moderated by curator of Modern Books and...

Friday, September 15, 12:00 PM

Drama

The Art of Playwriting

Marina Carr and Ike Holter discuss playwriting, stagecraft, dialogue, drama, and more with Professor of English and Theater Studies Marc Robinson ( MFA '90, DFA '92). Marc Robinson is Professor...

Friday, September 15, 12:00 PM

Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry

Ancestors: Where Do We Come From and Why Do We Care?

In conversation with novelist Min Jin Lee ( YC '90), Erna Brodber, Ali Cobby Eckermann, Maya Jasanoff, and Ashleigh Young explore the various ways that writers discover their ancestors and...

Friday, September 15, 12:00 PM

Poetry

Close Looking: Carolyn Forché on Anselm Kiefer

Carolyn Forché and David Kim ( LAW ’17) engage with German artist Anselm Kiefer’s 2001 painting Die Ungeborenen (The Unborn) . David Kim is a graduate of Yale Law School,...

Friday, September 15, 12:30 PM

Drama

Close Looking: Marina Carr on William Blake and Francis Bacon

Marina Carr considers the connections between William Blake and Anglo-Irish figurative artist Francis Bacon in a conversation with Erica Wachs ( YC '18). Co-sponsored by the Yale Center for British Art.

Friday, September 15, 1:30 PM

Fiction

Emancipation in Woodside: Erna Brodber in Conversation with Claudia Rankine

Erna Brodber and Claudia Rankine discuss the annual Emancipation Day celebrations in Woodside, Saint Mary, the rural community in the hills of northeast Jamaica where Brodber was born and continues...

Friday, September 15, 4:00 PM

Poetry

Never a Solo Voice: Community, Indigeneity, and Art-making

Ali Cobby Eckermann and artist Natalie Ball talk with Adrienne Keene, Assistant Professor of American Studies and Ethnic Studies at Brown University, about Indigeneity and the landscape of contemporary art...

Friday, September 15, 4:00 PM

Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Drama

Art in the Age of Trump

The Age of Trump has changed political discourse in this country, perhaps forever. Legendary New York editor Erroll McDonald ( YC '75) talks with André Alexis, Carolyn Forché, Ike Holter,...

Friday, September 15, 4:00 PM