Literature Program
 


Wednesday, March 1 at 7:30 p.m.

FREE

Talking Leaves…Books, Hallwalls, UB English Dept./Exhibit X Fiction, Canisius College Contemporary Writers Series, riverrun, Just Buffalo Literary Center, & Larkin Square Author Series present

Heather O'Neill & John Freeman

WNY Book Arts Center
468 Washington St, Buffalo, NY

The Lonely Hearts Hotel

(Riverhead Books, February 2017)



On Wednesday, March 1, at 7:30 pm at Western New York Book Arts Center (WNYBAC), John Freeman, former president of the National Book Critics Circle and former editor of the literary magazine Granta, founder and editor of the literary magazine Freeman's, and author of How to Read a Novelist, will engage in conversation with Heather O'Neill, author of the just released novel, The Lonely Hearts Hotel, and contributor to the current issue of Freeman's. Two of her earlier works were short listed for the ScotiaBank-Giller Prize, and her first novel, Lullabies for Little Criminals, was the 2007 selection for Canada Reads, the annual CBC book competition. Mr. Freeman and Ms. O'Neill will discuss the mechanics of literary publishing and the relationship between editor and writer, along with issues of design, structure, and editing. Ms. O'Neill will give a brief reading from her work, followed by a question and answer session and a book signing by both authors. Attendees will also get a look at WNYBAC's collection of letterpresses ... continue reading >>

 
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Thursday, March 2 at 7:00 p.m.

Talking Leaves…Books, Hallwalls, UB English Dept./Exhibit X Fiction, Canisius College Contemporary Writers Series, riverrun, Just Buffalo Literary Center, & Larkin Square Author Series present

Emily Fridlund, Elisabeth Schmitz, & Nicole Aragi

History of Wolves

(Atlantic Monthly Press, January 2017)



Grove/Atlantic editor Elisabeth Schmitz (Charles Frazier's Cold Mountain, Michael Thomas's Man Gone Down, Lily King's Euphoria, Helen MacDonald's H is for Hawk, are among her many books) will introduce one of her newest authors, Emily Fridlund, whose novel History of Wolves has just been released to great acclaim, including selection as the Indie Next pick for January by the booksellers of independent bookstores across the US. Joining them in conversation will be literary agent Nicole Aragi, winner of the 2014 Maxwell E. Perkins Award for Distinguished Achievement in the Field of Fiction, who represents Ms. Fridlund and many other authors in their relationships with publishers. A partial list of her clients includes Junot Diaz, Jonathan Safran Foer, Colson Whitehead, Claire Vaye Watkins, Anne Carson, and Terence Holt. The three will engage in a discussion of the methods and virtues of the traditional publishing process, with a question and answer session, followed by a brief reading and book signing with Ms. Fridlund.

Talking Leaves…Books, in collaboration with the Canisius College Contemporary Writers Series, UB English Department and Exhibit X Fiction Series, riverrun, Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, Just Buffalo Literary Center, and the Larkin Square Author Series, is pleased to announce two days of discussion and celebration of the traditional publishing system, featuring editor and critic John Freeman, fiction writers Emily Fridlund and Heather O'Neill, publisher Grove/Atlantic's Editorial Director Elisabeth Schmitz, and literary agent Nicole Aragi, in conversations about writing, editing, and literary publishing under siege in this moment of historic change and upheaval ... continue reading >>

 
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Friday, March 24 at 8:00 p.m.

Just Buffalo Literary Center & Hallwalls present

Edna O'Brien

BABEL

Kleinhans Music Hall

Irish novelist and short-story writer Edna O'Brien was born on 15 December 1930 in Tuamgraney, County Clare, Ireland.

She was educated at the Convent of Mercy in Loughrea, County Galway, and at the Pharmaceutical College of Ireland. She married the writer Ernest Gébler (later separated) and moved to London in 1959. One son is the writer Carlo Gébler, and the other the architect, Sasha Gébler. She read manuscripts for the publishers Hutchinson in London and was commissioned by them to write her first novel, The Country Girls (1960), the first book in a trilogy of novels (with The Lonely Girl in 1962 and Girls In Their Married Bliss in 1964) about two young convent-educated Irish girls who rebel against their upbringing and run away to Dublin and London ... continue reading >>

 
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Friday, April 7 at 4:00 p.m.

UB Humanities Institute and Hallwalls present

Jaume Franquesa

Scholars @ Hallwalls

Hallwalls is the perfect setting for a sixth year of the Humanities Institute's Scholars@Hallwalls lecture series. These monthly presentations feature one fellow's research in an engaging lecture with lively follow-up conversation. This year's lineup highlights the interdisciplinary range of humanities research at UB.

Talks are on Friday afternoons at 4 pm and are free and open to the public. Complimentary wine and hors d'oeuvres are served. Please join us for any or all of the Scholars@Hallwalls talks!

Messy Ground: Wind, Profits and Livelihoods

Jaume Franquesa's talk, "Messy Ground: Wind, Profits and Livelihoods," offers a historically informed and ethnographically grounded study of the unparalleled development of wind energy in Spain. Franquesa analyzes the contradictions pervading this process (local opposition, boom-and-bust cycles, and modest environmental benefits) and reveals them as the result of continuities with the inherited energy model, characterized by centralized decision-making, corporate control, and the concentration of production in marginalized rural regions. His talk is part of the new energy humanities approach, which develops a sociocultural understanding of energy and energy transitions.

 
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Thursday, April 20 at 8:00 p.m.

Just Buffalo Literary Center & Hallwalls present

Dave Eggers

BABEL

Kleinhans Music Hall

Dave Eggers is the author of ten books, including most recently Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever?, The Circle, and A Hologram For The King, which was a finalist for the 2012 National Book Award. He is the founder of McSweeney's, an independent publishing company based in San Francisco that produces books, a quarterly journal of new writing (McSweeney's Quarterly Concern), and a monthly magazine (The Believer). McSweeney's also publishes Voice of Witness, a nonprofit book series that uses oral history to illuminate human rights crises around the world. Eggers is the co-founder of 826 National, a network of seven tutoring centers around the country and ScholarMatch, a nonprofit organization designed to connect students with resources, schools and donors to make college possible. He lives in Northern California with his family.

Tickets for BABEL's 2016/2017 Season are available at JLBC.

 
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Friday, April 21 at 4:00 p.m.

UB Humanities Institute and Hallwalls present

Fernanda Negrete

Scholars @ Hallwalls

Hallwalls is the perfect setting for a sixth year of the Humanities Institute's Scholars@Hallwalls lecture series. These monthly presentations feature one fellow's research in an engaging lecture with lively follow-up conversation. This year's lineup highlights the interdisciplinary range of humanities research at UB.

Talks are on Friday afternoons at 4 pm and are free and open to the public. Complimentary wine and hors d'oeuvres are served. Please join us for any or all of the Scholars@Hallwalls talks!

The Sensation of Time: Reading Water with Roni Horn and Clarice Lispector

French professor Fernanda Negrete will show how Horn's installation "Library of Water" (2007 – present) and Lispector's poetic meditation Água viva (1973) propose an aesthetic reading practice that exposes us to what Gilles Deleuze (drawing Paul Cézanne's quest to paint "the instant of the world") defined as the sensation of time. Aesthetic time, Negrete will show, emerges for the reader as an effect of perspectival decentering that dissolves the opposition between self and world to rethink intersubjectivity fluidly.

 
 
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Amid/In WNY Epilogue


For its first exhibition of 2017, Hallwalls presents a revisit, or epilogue, to Amid/In Western New York, an exhibition series from 2015/16 that showcased the work of 66 regional artists across seven exhibitions. On the occasion of the catalogue launch for that project's publication, Hallwalls presents a postscript in the form of Amid/In Epilogue, a new exhibition presenting the work of an additional ten regional artists.