Next Up – Omar Berrada & Sarah Riggs

Two talented poets, translators, and cultural curators—Sarah Riggs & Omar Berrada—will conclude the fall 2010 New Writing Series with a reading and discussion on Thursday, November 18, 2010, at 4:30pm in the Arthur Hill Auditorium in the new addition to Barrows Hall (note atypical venue) on the University of Maine campus. The event, which promises to be of special interest to the Francophone community and to those interested in issues of literary translation, is free and open to the public, though seating is limited.

To read about Sarah Rigg’s new book with Ugly Duckling Presse, click here. To read more about Double Change, the on-line magazine devoted to literary translation that is co-edited by Riggs and Berrada with others, click here. To read (in French) about Berrada’s curation of the 2008 Salon du Livre in Tangier, click here.

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The UMaine New Writing Series is sponsored by the English Department and the National Poetry Foundation with support from the Lloyd H. Elliott fund, the Milton Ellis Memorial Fund, the Honors College, and the Cultural Affairs/Distinguished Lecture Series Committee. Grateful acknowledgment is made to the Pulp & Paper Foundation for the use of the Soderberg Center. FMI contact Steve Evans at steven dot evans at maine dot edu or at 207-581-3818.

If you have a disability that may require accommodation for a NWS event, please contact Ann Smith in the office of Disability Support Service, 121 East Annex, 581-2319 (Voice) or 581-2311 (TDD).