Join Jasmine Lee-Jones and award-winning author Dan Charnas, author of Dilla Time: The Life and After Life of J. Dilla, as they listen to and discuss a selection of tracks from the legendary producer and artist.
Over a period of two years, starting in 2019 when he began work on his novel The Trees, Percival Everett made a series of paintings to commemorate the century anniversary of the Red Summer, a summer that saw so many lynchings in the United States. In the conversation and slide presentation, Everett and Crystal Feimster discuss the ways he uses oil paints, watercolors, and photographs of his own paintings to create portraits of an American landscape that is ever-present, but often conveniently ignored.
Students from Yale’s Native American Cultural Center interview poet dg nanouk okpik about her life and work, with a focus on what it means to write in America as an Inuit/Iñupiaq woman.
Join us for a celebration of the paperback launch of Ling Ma’s award-winning story collection, Bliss Montage, featuring Ling in conversation with literary critic Anthony Domestico.
Join Darran Anderson and Bonnie Weir as they discuss the civil rights movement in Northern Ireland that came to be known as the Troubles, and how this movement and the people in it found their voices, stories, and songs by delving into and reimagining the past.
An evening of staged readings of selected scenes from the work of the 2023 Windham-Campbell Prize recipients in drama, Jasmine Lee-Jones and Dominique Morisseau.
White Malice: The CIA and the Covert Recolonization of Africa is a book that dives into the archives, revealing new, shocking details of America’s covert program in Africa. The CIA crawled over the continent, poisoning the hopes of 1958 with secret agents and informants; surreptitious UN lobbying; cultural infiltration and bribery; assassinations and coups. As the colonizers moved out, the Americans swept in—with bitter consequences that reverberate in Africa to this day. Celebrate the paperback release of White Malice with Susan Williams and Dan Magaziner in conversation.
What are the elements of a good story? How do you construct a scene? What can the novelist learn from the screen writer and filmmaker? Join novelist Ling Ma and poet and critic Richard Deming for a creative reading of a single scene from Francis Ford Coppola’s 1975 classic The Conversation.
Co-hosted by the Whitney Humanities Center.
Come along with us on a journey across centuries of music and the solar system. 2023 Windham-Campbell Prize recipient Darran Anderson will be our guide to the Golden Records onboard the Voyager spacecraft, the furthest manmade object from the Earth and possibly the last songs and traces of humanity in the far-flung future.
Join us for a conversation between Percival Everett and Brian Kane on Arthur Schoenberg’s Opus 19, “Six Little Piano Pieces.”