Global Voices 4

I’m happy to say that the details for this year’s “Global Voices” event at Cornell have been worked out. This is an annual reading/discussion with writers from the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa.  Each year we bring two writers to campus to visit with classes and give a reading and panel discussion in the evening. These have been hugely successful and engaging events and I’m really looking forward to this year’s. We have the following two writers who will be visiting:

Maxine CaseMaxine CASE is a senior writer for the non-profit Cape Town Partnership.  She contributes to a number newspapers and magazines, including Real Simple, Reader’s Digest and O Magazine.  Her short story “Homing Pigeons” was included in African Compass:  New Writing from Southern Africa 2005. In 2007, her debut novel All We Have Left Unsaid won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best First Book in Africa, and, jointly, the Herman Charles Bosman Award.

Miloš DJURDJEVIĆ(poet, essayist, translator; Croatia) has published three volumes of poetry, with the fourthDurdevic forthcoming in 2010.  His work has been included in anthologies of contemporary Croatian poetry, and translated into English, Hungarian and German. The editor of the Croatian domain at Poetry International Web, a recipient of fellowships at the Ledig House in New York and the Civitiella Ranieri Center in Italy, Djurdjević is also the translator of a wide range of contemporary American poetry and prose.

They will be reading at 7:30 PM on Sept. 15 in the Hedges Conference room of the Commons on the Cornell Campus, 600 1st St. W, Mount Vernon, IA 52413. I hope to see you there!

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