Adrian Matejka with Dana Levin, 5 October 2014 – Audio

Recorded at the Lannan Foundation in Santa Fe, New Mexico on October 5, 2014, as part of Lannan’s Poetry Sundays.

Adrian Matejka

Poet Adrian Matejka read from his work after an introduction by poet Dana Levin, and then took questions from the audience.

Adrian Matejka was born in Nuremberg, Germany, and grew up in California and Indiana. He is a graduate of Indiana University and the MFA program at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. His first collection of poems, The Devil’s Garden, won the 2002 New York / New England Award from Alice James Books. His second collection, Mixology, was a winner of the 2008 National Poetry Series and was published by Penguin Books in 2009. Mixology was a finalist for a NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literature – Poetry. His most recent book, The Big Smoke, was awarded the 2014 Anisfield-Wolf Book Award. The Big Smoke was also finalist for the 2013 National Book Award and for the 2014 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry. He is a winner of the Julia Peterkin Award and recipient of two Illinois Arts Council Literary Awards and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and Lannan Foundation. His work has appeared in American Poetry Review, The Best American Poetry 2010, Gulf Coast, Poetry, Ploughshares, and Prairie Schooner among other journals and anthologies. He teaches in the MFA program at Indiana University in Bloomington and is currently working on a new collection of poems and a graphic novel.

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Alice McDermott with Michael Silverblatt, Conversation, 22 October 2014 – Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on October 22, 2014.

This event was part of the Lannan Literary series.

Alice McDermott has, in the words of The New York Times, “staked an impressive claim on a subject matter and a turf–Irish American Catholic families congregated, for the most part, in New York City and its suburbs on Long Island.” Her seven works of fiction include At Weddings and Wakes, Charming Billy, and Child of My Heart: A Novel. Her most recent book, Someone, follows the everyday rhythms in the life of Marie, an ordinary Irish-American girl from Brooklyn in the 1930s, of which she said, “Setting the story there–not in the literal, geographical Brooklyn but in the one of memory, of romanticized recollection–is my way of visiting a place that I suspect never really existed.”

McDermott currently teaches at Johns Hopkins University as the Richard A. Macksey Professor of Humanities.

In this episode she is joined in conversation with Michael Silverblatt. The companion Talk episode may be found here.

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Alice McDermott with Michael Silverblatt, Reading, 22 October 2014 – Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on October 22, 2014.

This event was part of the Lannan Literary series.

Alice McDermott has, in the words of The New York Times, “staked an impressive claim on a subject matter and a turf–Irish American Catholic families congregated, for the most part, in New York City and its suburbs on Long Island.” Her seven works of fiction include At Weddings and Wakes, Charming Billy, and Child of My Heart: A Novel. Her most recent book, Someone, follows the everyday rhythms in the life of Marie, an ordinary Irish-American girl from Brooklyn in the 1930s, of which she said, “Setting the story there–not in the literal, geographical Brooklyn but in the one of memory, of romanticized recollection–is my way of visiting a place that I suspect never really existed.”

McDermott currently teaches at Johns Hopkins University as the Richard A. Macksey Professor of Humanities.

In this episode she is introduced by Michael Silverblatt and then reads from her work. The companion Conversation episode may be found here.

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Alice McDermott with Michael Silverblatt, 22 October 2014 – Audio

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on October 22, 2014.

Alice McDermott with Michael Silverblatt

This event was part of the Lannan Literary series.

Alice McDermott has, in the words of The New York Times, “staked an impressive claim on a subject matter and a turf–Irish American Catholic families congregated, for the most part, in New York City and its suburbs on Long Island.” Her seven works of fiction include At Weddings and Wakes, Charming Billy, and Child of My Heart: A Novel. Her most recent book, Someone, follows the everyday rhythms in the life of Marie, an ordinary Irish-American girl from Brooklyn in the 1930s, of which she said, “Setting the story there–not in the literal, geographical Brooklyn but in the one of memory, of romanticized recollection–is my way of visiting a place that I suspect never really existed.”

McDermott currently teaches at Johns Hopkins University as the Richard A. Macksey Professor of Humanities.

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Max Blumenthal with Amy Goodman, Conversation, 10 October 2014 – Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on October 10, 2014.

Blumenthal spoke about his most recent book, Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel, his reporting trip to the Gaza Strip during Operation Protective Edge, and his testimony to the Russell Tribunal about atrocities he documented in Gaza. This event was followed by a talk with Amy Goodman.

This event was part of the In Pursuit of Cultural Freedom lecture series.

Max Blumenthal is an award-winning author and journalist. His articles and video documentaries have appeared in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Daily Beast, The Nation, The Huffington Post, The American Prospect, The Washington Monthly, Salon, Alternet, and many other publications. Dozens of nationally broadcast television and radio programs have sought his insights including CNN’s Weekend Edition, MSNBC’s Countdown, Democracy Now!, Al Jazeera English, and PBS’s Bill Moyers Journal.

Blumenthal’s investigative reporting on the serial femicides in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico won the Online Journalism Association/USC Annenberg’s Best Independent Feature award in 2003. His investigative video reports have been seen by millions of online viewers and rebroadcast by networks from the United States to Russia. His first book, Republican Gomorrah: Inside The Movement That Shattered The Party, is a New York Times and Los Angeles Times bestseller. His newest book is Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel, for which he was awarded a 2014 Lannan Cultural Freedom Award for An Especially Notable Book. Blumenthal is a Senior Writer at Alternet.

In this episode he is joined in conversation with Amy Goodman. The companion Talk episode may be found here.

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Max Blumenthal with Amy Goodman, Talk, 10 October 2014 – Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on October 10, 2014.

Blumenthal spoke about his most recent book, Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel, his reporting trip to the Gaza Strip during Operation Protective Edge, and his testimony to the Russell Tribunal about atrocities he documented in Gaza. This event was followed by a talk with Amy Goodman.

This event was part of the In Pursuit of Cultural Freedom lecture series.

Max Blumenthal is an award-winning author and journalist. His articles and video documentaries have appeared in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Daily Beast, The Nation, The Huffington Post, The American Prospect, The Washington Monthly, Salon, Alternet, and many other publications. Dozens of nationally broadcast television and radio programs have sought his insights including CNN’s Weekend Edition, MSNBC’s Countdown, Democracy Now!, Al Jazeera English, and PBS’s Bill Moyers Journal.

Blumenthal’s investigative reporting on the serial femicides in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico won the Online Journalism Association/USC Annenberg’s Best Independent Feature award in 2003. His investigative video reports have been seen by millions of online viewers and rebroadcast by networks from the United States to Russia. His first book, Republican Gomorrah: Inside The Movement That Shattered The Party, is a New York Times and Los Angeles Times bestseller. His newest book is Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel, for which he was awarded a 2014 Lannan Cultural Freedom Award for An Especially Notable Book. Blumenthal is a Senior Writer at Alternet.

In this episode he is introduced by Amy Goodman and then gives a talk. The companion Conversation episode may be found here.

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Max Blumenthal with Amy Goodman, 10 October 2014– Audio

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on October 10, 2014.

Max Blumenthal with Amy Goodman

Blumenthal spoke about his most recent book, Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel, his reporting trip to the Gaza Strip during Operation Protective Edge, and his testimony to the Russell Tribunal about atrocities he documented in Gaza. This event was followed by a talk with Amy Goodman.

This event was part of the In Pursuit of Cultural Freedom lecture series.

Max Blumenthal is an award-winning author and journalist. His articles and video documentaries have appeared in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Daily Beast, The Nation, The Huffington Post, The American Prospect, The Washington Monthly, Salon, Alternet, and many other publications. Dozens of nationally broadcast television and radio programs have sought his insights including CNN’s Weekend Edition, MSNBC’s Countdown, Democracy Now!, Al Jazeera English, and PBS’s Bill Moyers Journal.

Blumenthal’s investigative reporting on the serial femicides in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico won the Online Journalism Association/USC Annenberg’s Best Independent Feature award in 2003. His investigative video reports have been seen by millions of online viewers and rebroadcast by networks from the United States to Russia. His first book, Republican Gomorrah: Inside The Movement That Shattered The Party, is a New York Times and Los Angeles Times bestseller. His newest book is Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel, for which he was awarded a 2014 Lannan Cultural Freedom Award for An Especially Notable Book. Blumenthal is a Senior Writer at Alternet.

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Alfredo Corchado with Melissa del Bosque, 17 September 2014 – Audio

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on September 17, 2014.

Alfredo Corchado with Melissa del Bosque

Alfredo Corchado is Mexico bureau chief for the Dallas Morning News and author of Midnight in Mexico: A Reporter’s Journey Through a Country’s Descent into Darkness. He is a noted expert on immigration, drug violence, and U.S.-Mexico foreign policy. This event was followed by a talk with Melissa del Bosque.

This event was part of the In Pursuit of Cultural Freedom lecture series.

Alfredo Corchado is Mexico bureau chief for The Dallas Morning News and a noted expert on immigration, drug violence, and U.S.-Mexico foreign policy. He has reported on many border topics, from the disappearance and murders of women in Ciudad Juárez, to the exodus of Mexico’s middle class to the United States, to the exposure of government corruption and the reach of Mexican drug traffickers into U.S. communities.

Born in Durango, Mexico, Corchado grew up in California and Texas. He worked as a farm laborer alongside his parents, who were members of the United Farm Workers. The recipient of numerous awards and honors for his courageous journalism, he is the author of Midnight in Mexico: A Reporter’s Journey Through a Country’s Descent into Darkness.

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Alfredo Corchado with Melissa del Bosque, Conversation, 17 September 2014 – Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on September 17, 2014.

Alfredo Corchado is Mexico bureau chief for the Dallas Morning News and author of Midnight in Mexico: A Reporter’s Journey Through a Country’s Descent into Darkness. He is a noted expert on immigration, drug violence, and U.S.-Mexico foreign policy. This event was followed by a talk with Melissa del Bosque.

This event was part of the In Pursuit of Cultural Freedom lecture series.

Alfredo Corchado is Mexico bureau chief for The Dallas Morning News and a noted expert on immigration, drug violence, and U.S.-Mexico foreign policy. He has reported on many border topics, from the disappearance and murders of women in Ciudad Juárez, to the exodus of Mexico’s middle class to the United States, to the exposure of government corruption and the reach of Mexican drug traffickers into U.S. communities.

Born in Durango, Mexico, Corchado grew up in California and Texas. He worked as a farm laborer alongside his parents, who were members of the United Farm Workers. The recipient of numerous awards and honors for his courageous journalism, he is the author of Midnight in Mexico: A Reporter’s Journey Through a Country’s Descent into Darkness.

In this episode he is joined in conversation with Melissa del Bosque. The companion Talk episode may be found here.

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Alfredo Corchado with Melissa del Bosque, Talk, 17 September 2014 – Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on September 17, 2014.

Alfredo Corchado is Mexico bureau chief for the Dallas Morning News and author of Midnight in Mexico: A Reporter’s Journey Through a Country’s Descent into Darkness. He is a noted expert on immigration, drug violence, and U.S.-Mexico foreign policy. This event was followed by a talk with Melissa del Bosque.

This event was part of the In Pursuit of Cultural Freedom lecture series.

Alfredo Corchado is Mexico bureau chief for The Dallas Morning News and a noted expert on immigration, drug violence, and U.S.-Mexico foreign policy. He has reported on many border topics, from the disappearance and murders of women in Ciudad Juárez, to the exodus of Mexico’s middle class to the United States, to the exposure of government corruption and the reach of Mexican drug traffickers into U.S. communities.

Born in Durango, Mexico, Corchado grew up in California and Texas. He worked as a farm laborer alongside his parents, who were members of the United Farm Workers. The recipient of numerous awards and honors for his courageous journalism, he is the author of Midnight in Mexico: A Reporter’s Journey Through a Country’s Descent into Darkness.

In this episode he is introduced by Melissa del Bosque and then gave a talk. The companion Conversation episode may be found here.

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