Voices from Our Archives
Wednesday 12 September 2012
Michelle Alexander is a highly acclaimed civil rights lawyer, advocate, and legal scholar. She is the author of the bestselling book, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, which won the 42nd...Event Details
The Fire This Time: A Tribute to James Baldwin with Nikky Finney, Randall Kenan, Kevin Young, et al.
Wednesday 11 February 2015
Nikky Finney is the author of five books of poetry and a collection of short stories, including On Wings Made of Gauze, Rice, Heartwood, and her latest collection Lovechild’s Hot Bed of Occasional Poetry: Poems and...Event Details
Thursday 12 December 2013
Natasha Trethewey served two terms as the 19th Poet Laureate of the United States (2012-2014). She is the author of five collections of poetry: Monument (2018); Thrall (2012); Native Guard (2006), winner of...Event Details
Wednesday 28 September 2011
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie grew up in Nigeria and burst onto the literary scene with her remarkable debut novel, Purple Hibiscus, hailed by critics as “one of the best novels to come out of Africa in years” (Baltimore...Event Details
Wednesday 30 September 2015
Elizabeth Alexander is a poet, essayist, playwright and president of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. She is the author of the acclaimed memoir The Light of the World, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in...Event Details
In Memoriam: Siah Armajani
Siah Armajani (1939-2020)
Lannan Foundation mourns the loss of Siah Armajani, the Iranian-born American artist whose architecturally scaled, politically inflected public sculptures have been internationally influential, and who was the recipient of a Lannan Foundation commission for The Poetry Garden.Read More
Yanis Varoufakis In Conversation with Daniel Denvir
Yanis Varoufakis talks with Dan Denvir about the current crisis of capitalism and prospects for lasting economic and social change. With capitalism in crisis, is lasting global political and economic change possible in a post-pandemic world? What lessons can economists learn from art production in this era of permanent crisis?
Stephen Dedalus, Leopold Bloom, and the Ghost of Shakespeare in Chapter 9 of Ulysses
Join Lannan Foundation and James Joyce enthusiasts worldwide as we celebrate Bloomsday, honoring Joyce's masterpiece Ulysses, the events of which take place over the course of one day, 16 June 1904. This year, Joyce scholar Professor James Heffernan presents a lecture on "Stephen Dedalus, Leopold Bloom, and the Ghost of Shakespeare," which is available to watch now.
2019 Lannan Cultural Freedom Fellowships
2019 Lannan Literary Awards & Fellowships
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
Marfa Public Radio Interview with Martha Collins
Lannan Events Calendar
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