Marina Cramer

Thursday, November 7, 12:30 pm-2:00 pm
Atrium 144 (Atrium Auditorium)

Novelist Marina Cramer will read from her work Roads: A Novel and discuss her writing process.Roads is the story of a Russian family struggling to survive the Nazi occupation of their native Yalta towards the end of World War II. It follows their experiences through German labor camps and the bombing of Dresden; tells how they lose one another and manage, through refugee networks and pure chance, to reunite, their lives irretrievably changed.

Pauline Levy Valensi

Tuesday, November 12, 12:30 pm-2:00 pm
Atrium 144 (Atrium Auditorium)

Pauline Levy Valensi’s translations have been published in New Poetry in Translation, World Literature Today, and other publications, and have been awarded a Pushcart Nomination and citations from the 2018 and 2019 Käpylä Prize. She is currently completing her Ph.D. in French and Francophone Literature at the University of Connecticut.

MFA Readings

Tuesday, December 3rd, 12:30 pm-2:00 pm
LIB 124 (Cheng Library Auditorium)

Current students in the English Department’s M.F.A. in Creative & Professional Writing program will read their fiction, poetry and creative non-fiction and discuss their writing process.

Lazaro Gonzalez Gonzalez

Thursday, December 5th, 12:30
LIB 124 (Cheng Library Auditorium)

Lazaro Gonzalez Gonzalez is a Cuban documentary filmmaker and graduate student of Literatures, Cultures & Languages at the University of Connecticut. He graduated in Journalism from the School of Communications at the University of Havana and obtained a certificate in Documentary Filmmaking from the International School of Cinema in San Antonio de los banos, Cuba. This talk will focus on research techniques and writing for documentary films. Through his personal experience, the filmmaker will also emphasize the presence of hybrid narratives strategies in his own audiovisual production and other tendencies in contemporary Cuban cinema