May 2: World Voices Festival, Literary Mews

NYU welcomes you to "The Literary Mews", the second annual NYU literary festival within the PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature.  The festival begins on May 2 and features readings, performances, music, an outdoor indie book fair, and more.  There will be two preview events held on April 29 and May 1.


Tuesday, April 29, 6:30 pm, Deutsches Haus at NYU, 42 Washington Mews
Exhibition Opening -- The Last Line: Writing in Berlin:
Featuring photographer Heike Steinweg's latest project, The Last Line, in which she spoke to international authors connected to Berlin about the last lines of their books. The exhibition runs through June 14.
RSVP required: deutscheshaus.rsvp@nyu.edu

Thursday, May 1, 7:00 pm, NYU Creative Writing Program, 58 West 10th Street
Poetry and Fiction Reading: Dan Chiasson and Lydia Davis

May 2 Events and Street Festival:

Craft Talk by Clayton Eshleman: On Translating Cesaire and Vallejo
10:00 - 11:30 am, NYU Creative Writing Program, 58 West 10th Street
RSVP required: nyucwp.rsvp@gmail.com

Writers Workshop and Book Signing, featuring Deji Olukotun, author of Nigerians in Space
10:30 - 11:30 am, NYU Africa House, 44 Washington Mews

Lunchtime Poetry Reading: Clayton Eshleman and Ed Pavlic
12:00 pm, NYU Creative Writing Program, 58 West 10th Street

Outdoor Street Festival and Indie Book Fair
12:00 - 6:00 pm, Washington Mews

Dan Neely and Company Perform Traditional Irish Tunes
12:00 - 12:30 pm, Washington Mews

Malian Musical Storytelling in the Djeli Griot Tradition
12:30 - 1:00 pm, Washington Mews

Council of Literary Magazines & Presses Readings
1:00 - 1:45 pm, Washington Mews

African Musical Workshop, acclaimed Malian musician and Griot, Mr. Yacouba Sissoko
1:15 - 2:15 pm, NYU Africa House, 44 Washington Mews

A Celebration of Poets Translate Poets: A Hudson Review Anthology:
2:00 pm -- Part I: Mark Jarman: On Translation in The Hudson Review since 1949
2:30 pm -- Part II: Poet/Translators: R. S. Gwynn, Johanna Keller, and Charles Martin discuss their translations of Victor Hugo, Christine de Pisan, and G.G. Belli.
3:00 pm -- Part III: Actors Jeff Kline and Alexa de Puivert perform scenes from Richard Wilbur's translation of Corneille's Le Cid and discuss its 2013 world premiere production.
La Maison Francaise at NYU, 16 Washington Mews
RSVP required: 212-998-8750

African Writers Panel, featuring Deji Olukotun, Chinelo Okparanta, Godfrey Mwampembwa, Tope Folarin, Mukoma wa Ngugi, and Eddie Mandhry
3:30 - 5:00 pm, NYU Africa House, 44 Washington Mews

Readings from the Asian/Pacific American Avant-garde: Tarfia Faizullah, Luis H. Francia, April Naoko Heck, and Hieu Minh Nguyen
3:30 - 5:00 pm, Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU, 8 Washington Mews

The Impossible Exile: George Prochnik in Conversation with Eric Jarosinski and Ruth Franklin
4:00 pm, Deutsches Haus at NYU, 42 Washington Mews
RSVP required: deutscheshaus.rsvp@nyu.edu

Archipelago Books: Stacey Knecht, Richard Sieburth, and Chuck Wachtel
5:00 pm, NYU Creative Writing Program, 58 West 10th Street

German Folk Songs from the Lower East Side: The folk songs that German immigrants sang back then are brought back to life by Tine Kindermann and her band.
5:00 - 5:30 pm, Washington Mews

"Albert et son orchestra": Albert Behar, joined by guest musicians, croons original songs in French and English on the accordion.
5:30 - 6:00 pm, Washington Mews

Sebastian Barry Reading: The Temporary Gentleman
5:30 pm, Glucksman Ireland House at NYU, 1 Washington Mews
RSVP required.

Tales of Two Germanys: Maxim Leo and Yascha Mounk, The authors discuss their memoirs Red Love and Stranger in My Own Country with Atina Grossmann and Megan Ratner.
6:00 pm, Deutsches Haus at NYU, 42 Washington Mews
RSVP required: deutscheshaus.rsvp@nyu.edu

Closing Event "What’s Your Muse?": a group of distinguished international authors talk about their muses -- and how creative musings lead to finished manuscripts. Featuring Tarfia Faizullah, Chinelo Okparanta, Benjamin Moser, George Prochnik, Kevin Barry; moderated by Eric Banks
7:30 pm, NYU Silver Center, Hemmerdinger Hall, 100 Washington Square East
RSVP required: deutscheshaus.rsvp@nyu.edu

All events part of PEN World Voices Festival are free and open to the public.  The events requiring an RSVP are noted above.