Lannan Events for the 2019-2020 Season

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Tyehimba Jess with Janice A. Lowe

Wednesday 26 February 2020

Tyehimba Jess is the author of two books of poetry, Leadbelly and Olio. Olio won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize, the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, and the Midland Society Authors Award in Poetry; received an Outstanding...

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Terrance Hayes with Tim Seibles - Postponed

Wednesday 11 March 2020

Terrance Hayes is the author of American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin, a finalist for the 2018 National Book Award in Poetry; To Float in the Space Between: Drawings and Essays in Conversation with Etheridge...

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John Edgar Wideman with Mitchell S. Jackson - Canceled

Wednesday 1 April 2020

John Edgar Wideman's books include American Histories; Writing to Save a Life: The Louis Till File; Philadelphia Fire; Brothers and Keepers; Fatheralong: A Meditation on Fathers and Sons, Race and...

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Deborah Eisenberg with David Ulin - Postponed

Wednesday 15 April 2020

Deborah Eisenberg is the author of five collections of short stories: Transactions in a Foreign Currency, Under the 82nd Airborne, All Around Atlantis, Twilight of the Superheroes, and Your Duck Is My Duck. She is a...

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Yanis Varoufakis with Daniel Denvir - Canceled

Tuesday 2 June 2020

Yanis Varoufakis is a member of Greece's parliament and leader of the Greek political party MeRA25, which belongs to the pan-European movement DiEM25. He served as Greece's finance minister in 2015. He is the author of...

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Boots Riley with Robin D. G. Kelley

Wednesday 11 September 2019

Boots Riley is a provocative and prolific poet, rapper, songwriter, producer, screenwriter, director, community organizer, and public speaker. He is the lead vocalist of The Coup and Street Sweeper Social Club. His...

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Vijay Prashad with Melanie K. Yazzie

Wednesday 25 September 2019

Vijay Prashad is a Marxist historian and journalist. He is the director of Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research, a movement-driven research institution based in Argentina, Brazil, India, and South Africa. He is...

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Deborah Levy with John Freeman

Wednesday 30 October 2019

Deborah Levy, a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, writes fiction, plays, and poetry. Her work has been staged by the Royal Shakespeare Company, broadcast on the BBC, and translated widely across the world. The...

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Eve L. Ewing with Wayne Au

Wednesday 13 November 2019

Eve Louise Ewing is a sociologist of education whose research is focused on racism, social inequality, and urban policy, and the impact of these forces on American public schools and the lives of young people. She is an...

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Noura Erakat with Janine Jackson

Wednesday 4 December 2019

Noura Erakat is a human rights attorney and assistant professor at Rutgers University. She has served as legal counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives, as a legal advocate for Palestinian refugee rights at the...

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2019 Lannan Cultural Freedom Fellowships

Honoring individuals whose work inspires their communities, domestic and international, that are struggling to uphold and defend their right to cultural freedom and diversity.

2019 Lannan Cultural Freedom Fellowships

Laura Flanders | Janine Jackson | Jen Marlowe | Danny Sjursen | Krystal Two Bulls

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2019 Lannan Literary Awards & Fellowships

Lannan honors established and emerging writers of distinctive literary merit:

Evie Shockley: Literary Award for Poetry
Nick Estes: Literary Fellowship for Nonfiction
Caitriona Lally: Literary Fellowship for Fiction
Wayétu Moore: Literary Fellowship for Fiction

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Bookworm Interview with Victoria Chang

Lannan is a supporter of Michael Silverblatt’s long-running interview series on KCRW radio, Bookworm. In this interview, Michael speaks with poet Victoria Chang about her new book Obit, in which she deals with the grief of her mother's death by writing obituaries for the losses of many things in her life.

Follow this external link to listen to the full episode at KCRW and to read an excerpt from the book.

Photo by Margaret Molloy

Lannan Art Collection: Recent Acquisition

From the Relicarios series by Erika Diettes

Lannan has recently acquired the entire Relicarios collection from Erika Diettes of Bogotá, Colombia. Shown here are #54 and #43, from the series of 56.

Mixed media with objects embedded in rubber tripolymer encased in a lighted Plexiglas urn

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Marfa Public Radio Interview with Alfredo Corchado & Toni Jensen

Marfa Public Radio logoListen to Marfa Public Radio’s interview with border journalist Alfredo Corchado, and Lannan writer-in-resident Toni Jensen, discussing their work.

Lannan Events Calendar

Download a printable version of the Lannan 2019-20 Events Calendar: 

2019-20 Lannan Events Calendar (PDF)