Nguyen Phan Que Mai with Bruce Weigl, 1 March 2015 – Video

Recorded at the Lannan Foundation in Santa Fe, New Mexico on March 1, 2015, as part of Lannan’s Poetry Sundays.

Poet Nguyen Phan Que Mai read from her work along with translator and poet Bruce Weigl, and then took questions from the audience.

Born in a small North Vietnamese village, Nguyen Phan Que Mai has an MA in Creative Writing from Lancaster University (UK) and is the author of four books of poems. She has been translated and published in English, Spanish, Bahasa Indonesian, Chinese, Uzbek, and Bengali. Que Mai won some of the top literary awards of Vietnam including the Poetry of the Year 2010 Award from the Hanoi Writers Association as well as the Capital’s Literature & Arts Award. Her latest poetry collection The Secret of Hoa Sen, translated by Bruce Weigl and published by BOA Editions, is said to build new bridges between Vietnam and America – two cultures bound together by war and destruction.

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Nguyen Phan Que Mai with Bruce Weigl, 1 March 2015 – Audio

Recorded at the Lannan Foundation in Santa Fe, New Mexico on March 1, 2015, as part of Lannan’s Poetry Sundays.

Nguyen Phan Que Mai

Poet Nguyen Phan Que Mai read from her work along with translator and poet Bruce Weigl, and then took questions from the audience.

Born in a small North Vietnamese village, Nguyen Phan Que Mai has an MA in Creative Writing from Lancaster University (UK) and is the author of four books of poems. She has been translated and published in English, Spanish, Bahasa Indonesian, Chinese, Uzbek, and Bengali. Que Mai won some of the top literary awards of Vietnam including the Poetry of the Year 2010 Award from the Hanoi Writers Association as well as the Capital’s Literature & Arts Award. Her latest poetry collection The Secret of Hoa Sen, translated by Bruce Weigl and published by BOA Editions, is said to build new bridges between Vietnam and America – two cultures bound together by war and destruction.

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Conversation, The Fire This Time: A James Baldwin Tribute, Part 5, 11 February 2015 – Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on February 11, 2015.

Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. — James Baldwin

James Baldwin (1924-1987) the great American novelist, poet, essayist, playwright, and social critic is celebrated in an evening of readings by poets and writers Amy Bloom, Nikky Finney, Randall Kenan, and Kevin Young.

This event was part of the Lannan Literary series.

In this episode, Amy Bloom, Nikky Finney, Randall Kenan, and Kevin Young join in conversation. This video is part five of five. Supplementary episodes from this event may be found here.

You may learn more about this event on the Lannan website; you may also view the additional video recordings and listen to the audio of this event there.

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Kevin Young, The Fire This Time: A James Baldwin Tribute, Part 4, 11 February 2015 – Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on February 11, 2015.

Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. — James Baldwin

James Baldwin (1924-1987) the great American novelist, poet, essayist, playwright, and social critic is celebrated in an evening of readings by poets and writers Amy Bloom, Nikky Finney, Randall Kenan, and Kevin Young.

This event was part of the Lannan Literary series.

In this episode, Kevin Young reads from his selection. This video is part four of five. Supplementary episodes from this event may be found here.

You may learn more about this event on the Lannan website; you may also view the additional video recordings and listen to the audio of this event there.

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Randall Kenan, The Fire This Time: A James Baldwin Tribute, Part 3, 11 February 2015 – Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on February 11, 2015.

Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. — James Baldwin

James Baldwin (1924-1987) the great American novelist, poet, essayist, playwright, and social critic is celebrated in an evening of readings by poets and writers Amy Bloom, Nikky Finney, Randall Kenan, and Kevin Young.

This event was part of the Lannan Literary series.

In this episode, Randall Kenan reads from his selection. This video is part three of five. Supplementary episodes from this event may be found here.

You may learn more about this event on the Lannan website; you may also view the additional video recordings and listen to the audio of this event there.

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Nikky Finney, The Fire This Time: A James Baldwin Tribute, Part 2, 11 February 2015 – Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on February 11, 2015.

Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. — James Baldwin

James Baldwin (1924-1987) the great American novelist, poet, essayist, playwright, and social critic is celebrated in an evening of readings by poets and writers Amy Bloom, Nikky Finney, Randall Kenan, and Kevin Young.

This event was part of the Lannan Literary series.

In this episode, Nikky Finney reads from her selection. This video is part two of five. Supplementary episodes from this event may be found here.

You may learn more about this event on the Lannan website; you may also view the additional video recordings and listen to the audio of this event there.

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Amy Bloom, The Fire This Time: A James Baldwin Tribute, Part 1, 11 February 2015 – Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on February 11, 2015.

Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. — James Baldwin

James Baldwin (1924-1987) the great American novelist, poet, essayist, playwright, and social critic is celebrated in an evening of readings by poets and writers Amy Bloom, Nikky Finney, Randall Kenan, and Kevin Young.

This event was part of the Lannan Literary series.

In this episode, the readings are introduced by Kevin Young and then followed by Amy Bloom. This video is part one of five. Supplementary episodes from this event may be found here.

You may learn more about this event on the Lannan website; you may also view the additional video recordings and listen to the audio of this event there.

Additional Photos of the Event Available on Flickr.

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The Fire This Time: A James Baldwin Tribute, 11 February 2015 – Audio

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on February 11, 2015.

The Fire This Time: A James Baldwin Tribute

Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. — James Baldwin

James Baldwin (1924-1987) the great American novelist, poet, essayist, playwright, and social critic is celebrated in an evening of readings by poets and writers Amy Bloom, Nikky Finney, Randall Kenan, and Kevin Young.

This event was part of the Lannan Literary series.

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Michael Lawler Performs The Fever, 11 May 2014 – Video

Recorded at the Lannan Foundation in Santa Fe, New Mexico on May 11, 2014.

Actor Mike Lawler performed Wallace Shawn’s The Fever, a 90-minute monologue about a person who becomes ill while struggling to find morality in the face of an unjust society.

Michael Lawler’s many theatrical credits include The Importance of Being Earnest, To Kill a Mockingbird, Two Gentlemen of Verona, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Arizona Theatre Company); Our Town, Noises Off, Company, Will Rogers Follies, Cabaret (ariZoni Award), Beauty and the Beast, Gypsy (Phoenix Theatre); A Christmas Carol, Burning in the Night- A Hobo’s Song (World Premiere, Theater Works); Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Actors Theatre); The Fever (Theatre In My Basement); Talley’s Folly (Canyon Moon Theatre); and Last Night of Ballyhoo, The Immigrant, Vilna’s Got a Golem (Arizona Jewish Theatre Co.).

Television credits include a co-leading role in the BBC mini-series Spies, Lies, and the Superbomb as well as the Lifetime mini-series Maneater. Michael was a visiting instructor of theatre at Fort Lewis College in Durango, CO where he directed productions of Our Town and Fortinbras. He is thrilled to be a member of Phoenix Theatre’s Partners That Heal, bringing story theatre and entertainment to children at Phoenix Children’s Hospital.

You may listen to the audio of this performance on the Lannan Podcast site or get further information on the Lannan Foundation site.

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Michael Lawler Performs The Fever, 11 May 2014 – Audio

Recorded at the Lannan Foundation in Santa Fe, New Mexico on May 11, 2014.

Michael Lawler

Actor Mike Lawler performed Wallace Shawn’s The Fever, a 90-minute monologue about a person who becomes ill while struggling to find morality in the face of an unjust society.

Michael Lawler’s many theatrical credits include The Importance of Being Earnest, To Kill a Mockingbird, Two Gentlemen of Verona, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Arizona Theatre Company); Our Town, Noises Off, Company, Will Rogers Follies, Cabaret (ariZoni Award), Beauty and the Beast, Gypsy (Phoenix Theatre); A Christmas Carol, Burning in the Night- A Hobo’s Song (World Premiere, Theater Works); Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Actors Theatre); The Fever (Theatre In My Basement); Talley’s Folly (Canyon Moon Theatre); and Last Night of Ballyhoo, The Immigrant, Vilna’s Got a Golem (Arizona Jewish Theatre Co.).

Television credits include a co-leading role in the BBC mini-series Spies, Lies, and the Superbomb as well as the Lifetime mini-series Maneater. Michael was a visiting instructor of theatre at Fort Lewis College in Durango, CO where he directed productions of Our Town and Fortinbras. He is thrilled to be a member of Phoenix Theatre’s Partners That Heal, bringing story theatre and entertainment to children at Phoenix Children’s Hospital.

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