Monthly Archives: September 2013

Greg Delanty remembers Seamus Heaney’s warmth and generosity in the Atlantic

Former ALSCW President, poet Greg Delanty, was asked to write a brief memoir of Seamus Heaney for the Atlantic online. Seamus donated money more than once to the ALSCW; the last time was for the Meringoff matching grant during Greg Delanty’s presidency, and it was for the matching amount.

http://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2013/09/Seamus-Heaneys-Extraordinary-Generosity/279559/

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NYC Fall Readings: Tom Sleigh, Oct. 1; Peter Carey, Nov. 21

The Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers

cordially invites you to a reading by
poet

Tom Sleigh

Co-sponsored by the Center for the Humanities at the CUNY Graduate Center

The CUNY Graduate Center
The Martin Segal Theatre
365 Fifth Avenue, at 34th St.

New York City

Tuesday
October 1,
2013, at
6:30 p.m.

The reading will be followed by a conversation with poet Phillis Levin.

Tom Sleigh is the author of eight books of poetry, including Army Cats, winner of the John Updike Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and Space Walk, which won the Kingsley Tufts Award.

He has also received the Shelley Prize from the Poetry Society of America, an Academy Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, an American Academy in Berlin Anna-Maria Kellen Prize, an Individual Writer’s Award from the Lila Wallace Fund, and grants from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Widely anthologized, his poems and prose appear in The New Yorker, American Poetry ReviewVirginia Quarterly ReviewYale ReviewThreepennyAtlantic MonthlyPoetry, Tin House, and elsewhere. He teaches in the MFA Program at Hunter College and lives in Brooklyn.

Phillis Levin has published four collections of poetry, most recently May Day, and is the editor of The Penguin Book of the Sonnet. Her honors include the Norma Farber First Book Award, an Amy Lowell Poetry Travelling Scholarship, and grants from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. She is Professor of English and Poet-in-Residence at Hofstra University.

 

 

The Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers

cordially invites you to a reading by

novelist

 

Peter Carey

 

Co-sponsored by the Center for the Humanities at the CUNY Graduate Center

 

 

The Martin Segal Theatre

CUNY Graduate Center

365 Fifth Avenue at 34th St.

New York City

 

Thursday
November 21,
2013, 7:00-9:00pm

 

Mr. Carey will be introduced by novelist Sigrid Nunez.

Peter Carey is one of only three writers in history to have won the Booker Prize twice, first for Oscar and Lucinda and again for True History of the Kelly Gang.  With Parrot and Olivier in America he became the first author to be simultaneously a finalist for the National Book Award and the Booker Prize. A New York Times front page review described True History of the Kelly Gang as “Triumphantly eclectic, as if Huck Finn and Shakespeare had joined forces to prettify the legend of Jesse James.” Paul Auster describes Parrot and Olivier in America as “possibly the most charming and engaging novel this demon of a story-teller has yet written.” His most recent novel, The Chemistry of Tears, was published by Knopf in 2012.  He is a Distinguished Professor at Hunter College in New York where he is Executive Director of the MFA program in Creative Writing.

 

Sigrid Nunez has published six novels, including A Feather on the Breath of God, The Last of Her Kind, and, most recently, Salvation City. She is also the author of Sempre Susan: A Memoir of Susan Sontag. She teaches in the graduate writing programs at Columbia and Boston University.

 

 

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The ALSCW Meringoff Awards — Deadline Dec. 1

The Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers announces three awards of $2000 each, in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. Only one entry is accepted from each person. The entry must be postmarked not later than December 1st 2013. The winners will be announced early in 2014. There is no entry fee for current members of The Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers. For everyone else membership in the ALSCW is required — all members will receive the annual three issues of our literary journal/magazine Literary Imagination, and our newsletter, as well as being able to attend our conferences and local gatherings—see ALSCW website (alscw.org) for details about how to join the ALSCW.

• For the Meringoff Poetry award, each entry can be one poem, or a group of poems that add up to no more than 150 lines. The judge for the poetry is Greg Delanty.
• For the Meringoff Fiction award, each entry should be one story, or a chapter of a longer work of no more than 25 pages double spaced.
• For the Meringoff Nonfiction award, each entry should be one nonfiction piece, or a chapter of a longer work of no more than 25 pages double spaced.

All entries will be judged anonymously. Please include one copy of your entry with your name, email address, postal address and phone number, and a second copy without your name and contact information.

All Submissions should be postmarked not later than December 1, 2013
to:

Stephen J. Meringoff Literary Contests
Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers
650 Beacon St. Suite 510
Boston MA 02215
United States

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