The Institute of Creative Writing and Literary Translation at Rome's John Cabot University presents a series of interesting upcoming events.30 May. Matthew Kneale's Rome: A History in Seven Sackings
Matthew Kneale had published five novels, two non-fiction history books and a volume of short stories. His novel English Passengers was short-listed for the Booker Prize and won the Whitbread Book of the Year Award. His latest book is a non-fictional account of his adopted home: Rome: a History in Seven Sackings. Secchia Terrace, 18.00.
6 June. Reading by Joanna Klink. Joanna Klink's collections of poetry include They Are Sleeping (2000), Circadian (2007), Raptus (2010) and Excerpts from a Secret Prophecy (2015). Her work has been included in numerous anthologies, most recently Resistance, Rebellion, Life: 50 Poems Now (2017) and The Penguin Anthology of 20th Century American Poetry (2011). Aula Magna, 18.00.
12 June. Craft talk by 2018 Writer in Residence Dolen Perkins-Valdez, Aula Magna, 18.00.
18 June. Reading by Dolen Perkins-Valdez, Aula Magna, 18.00.
Dolen Perkins-Valdez is the author of the New York Times bestselling novel WENCH. O, The Oprah Magazine chose it as a Top Ten Pick of the Month, and NPR named it a top 5 book club pick of 2010.Since its inception in 2009, the Institute for Creative Writing and Literary Translation has established itself as a thriving literary point of reference in Rome, hosting poets, novelists and writers in its year-round reading series which focuses on the work of the writers in residence. It holds workshops in fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and literary translation, and offers literature courses designed specifically for writers, taught by leading faculty from around the world.
The writers in residence interact directly with students through classes, public readings of their work, lectures and round-table discussions. Founding director Carlos Dews (pictured above) describes the institute’s goal as to become “the essential location for creative writers across the globe to come and develop their writing skills, under the guidance of our faculty and distinguished writers in residence.”
For more details and to see complete list of upcoming literary events see the institute's website.