Event list of the Lines and Spaces Reading Tour of the IWP in Armenia

Lines and Spaces Reading Tour օf the International Writing Program, University of Iowa.

November 8-13, 2018

Yerevan, Armenia

Event list

08 November, 2017

Event: Panel Discussion

Participants:  Natashia Deón, Cate Dicharry, Aram Pachyan, Armen of Armenia

Topic: A sense of Place

Description: Writers discuss the importance of setting in their work. Is their work ‘regional’ or ‘universal’? Landscape as catalyst, backdrop, and influence.

Time: 16:30 – 18:30

Location: The Club (40 Tumanyan St)

Admission: open with prior registration ([email protected])

Languages of the event: English and Armenian (interpretation available)

09 November, 2017

Event: Lecture at YSU

Participants: American authors

Topics: American Literature Today

Description: What are the most exciting currents and influences of contemporary literature today?

Time: 11:30 – 13:00

Location: YSU Hall, 1 Alex Manoukian St

Admission: YSU students and public

Languages: English

Event: AUA reading with large audience

Participants: Natashia Deón, Cate Dicharry, Lisa Schlesinger, Chris Merrill and Michael Collier

Topics: Loyalty and Betrayal

Description: Milan Kundera has asserted that “the first betrayal is irreparable. It calls forth a chain reaction of further betrayals, each of which takes us farther and farther away from the point of our original betrayal.” Loyalties grow out of biology, place of origin, upbringing, affections, nationality, etc. – writers discuss their own loyalties, those that they adhere to and those they betray.

Time: 15:30 – 17:30
Location: AUA,  Manougian hall, 40 Baghramian St

Admission: open

Languages: English

10 November, 2017

Event: Open mic night

Participants: English writing authors or English translators

Topics: Free

Time: 20:30

Location: Bureaucrat

Admission: open

Languages: English

12 November, 2017

Event: Panel Discussion

Participants: Chris Merrill, Michael Collier, Marine Petrossian, Anna Davtyan, Arto Vaun

Topics: Writing with responsibility

Description: Writers will discuss the expected or unexpected role of writers within society as catalysts for positive social change and whether or not they feel pressured to fulfill this role.

Time: 16:00 – 18:00

Location: Buro, 7/1 Nalbandian St

Admissions: open with prior registration ([email protected])

Languages: English and Armenian with interpretation

To learn more about the project and events with participation of the visiting American authors please visit www.ariliterature.org or contact us at  [email protected].