Friday, August 29, 2014

WRITERS ON MONDAYS PRESENTS Michael Schmidt - poet, novelist, translator and anthologist

Literary Lives - Michael Schmidt
In association with the NZ Centre for Literary Translation, the International Institute of Modern Letters is proud to present Mexican-born Anglophone man of letters Michael Schmidt. A poet, novelist, translator and anthologist, Schmidt is also founder/publisher of two of the UK's most illustrious and globally-minded poetry outlets, the Carcanet Press and the PN Review, and has for many years been Professor of Poetry at Glasgow University. Following his compendious Lives of the Poets (1998), Schmidt has just published an equally comprehensive and engaging look at how the novel made the modern world. The Novel: A Biography has been hailed as 'brilliant, intimate, assured, and almost unflaggingly interesting' (The Atlantic). Chaired by Gregory O'Brien.
DATE:   Monday 1 September
TIME:    12.15-1.15pm
VENUE:The Te Papa Marae, Level 4, Te Papa

(please note that no food may be taken onto the Te Papa Marae).
The Writers on Mondays Series is presented with the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, assisted by support from the New Zealand Centre for Literary Translation and National Poetry Day. The events are open to the public and free of charge.
There are two further opportunities to hear Michael Schmidt speak in Wellington:
 *Will you enter creation? Four writers talk about faith
Wellington poets Dinah Hawken, Gregory O'Brien and John Dennison (whose first book of poems will be jointly published by Carcanet and AUP in 2015) are joined by Michael Schmidt for a discussion on faith and its influence on their poetry. Jointly sponsored by the Anglican Chaplaincy at Victoria University and the Centre for Christian Studies.
DATE:   Monday 1 September
TIME:    5.30pm
VENUE: Hugh McKenzie Lecture Theatre 104, Kelburn Parade, Victoria University

*The Geographies of Translation: A conversation with Michael Schmidt
The New Zealand Centre for Literary Translation and the Spanish and Latin American Studies Programme in partnership with VILLA and the Embassy of Mexico in New Zealand cordially invite you to this discussion on place and the art of translation, chaired by geographer Warwick Murray and translator Marco Sonzogni.
DATE:    Wednesday 10 September
TIME:     5-6pm
VENUE: School of Languages and Cultures, Room 606, Von Zedlitz Building, Kelburn Parade, Victoria University.
For directions to Victoria University venues, download the Kelburn Campus map.
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Michael Schmidt's visit to Wellington is supported by the New Zealand Centre for Literary Translation.  For further information: contact

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