To Do: "Translating the Music of Poetry," 'Best New Poets,' and Tony Eprile on the Art of Seeing

It's a busy week at the Writing University; here's a guide to help you navigate the next few days.

Today, 4/11:

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm: Distinguished translator Alexis Levitin presents "Translating the Music of Poetry." To learn more about Levitin and his work, check out Levitin's profile at the PEN American Center website, or this interview in the journal Per Contra. More information.
7:00 pm: Robin Hemley reads from Invented Eden: The Elusive, Disputed History of the Tasaday on 'Live from Prairie Lights." More Information.
All day: "The Place of Letters: The World in Borges," the Inaugural Conference of the UI Borges Center, begins at 8:30 am and continues through the evening. All events are free and open to the public. More information.

Thursday, 4/12:

7:00 pm: Recent Iowa Writers' Workshop graduates Dina Hardy and Kiki Petrosino, and current workshop student Heather June Gibbons -- all featured in Best New Poets 2006 -- read from their work on "Live from Prairie Lights."

To access their work online:
"Volume T, Pg. 7974— from The World Book," by Dina Hardy
Kiki Petrosino Biography & Writing Sample
Kiki Petrosino Reads with Ma Thida and Josef Haslinger
"Border Town," by Heather June Gibbons
All day: "The Place of Letters: The World in Borges." More information.

Friday, 4/13:

4:00 pm: Tony Eprile, a visiting faculty member in the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop, discusses "the similarities between scientific and artistic creativity, the art of paying attention, and how who we are determines what we see, and vice versa." in a free public lecture, "On Observation: The Art of Seeing." More information.
To learn more about Tony Eprile & his work:
"Two Conversations with Tony Eprile"
"Pieces of Papa," from The Persistence of Memory
"The Interpreter for the Tribunal," by Tony Eprile (from Esquire Magazine's Napkin Fiction Project)
7:00 pm: Nonfiction Writing Program alumae Michele Morano reads from Grammar Lessons on "Live from Prairie Lights." More information.
All day: "The Place of Letters: The World in Borges." More information.

Saturday, 4/14 & Sunday, 4/15:

All day: "The Place of Letters: The World in Borges." More information.

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