NYWW @ First Thursdays Reading Series
Lina Meruane is an award-winning Chilean writer and scholar, teaching at New York University. Since 1998, she has authored a short-story collection, a play and four novels. The most recent, Sangre en el ojo, was awarded the prestigious Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz Prize in Mexico and has been translated into English (Seeing red, Deep Vellum 2015), Italian, German, Dutch, French and Portuguese. Meruane has also received the Anna Seghers Prize (Berlin, 2011) and Calamo Prize (Spain, 2016), as well as literary fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation (US 2004), the National Endowment for the Arts (US 2010) and the DAAD Artists in Berlin Program (Germany 2017) . More recent publications include her essay book on the impact of AIDS in Latin American literature, Viral Voyages (Palgrave McMillan, 2014), a literary piece on her Palestinian origins, Volverse Palestina (Becoming Palestine, 2014) and a short essay book called Contra los hijos (Against children, 2014).
Susanna Horng is a 2018 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellow in Fiction from The New York Foundation for the Arts. She teaches in Liberal Studies at New York University. Her work is forthcoming in The Bennington Review.
Robin Goldfin is a playwright, performer and teacher. His latest project is “Suddenly, a Knock at the Door,” a play based on stories by award-winning Israeli author and filmmaker Etgar Keret, with original live score by Oren Neiman. The play was directed by David Carson and produced with Theater for the New City in summer 2016. The next production will be in Istanbul, Turkey sometime later this year (or next). Robin’s other writing has been published in Tikkun Magazine, Zeek, and The Gay and Lesbian Review Worldwide; and in the anthologies Queer Stories for Boys: True Stories from the Gay Men’s Storytelling Workshop and One on One: The Best Men’s Monologues for the 21st Century. As a performer, Robin has appeared in his own solo play, “The Ethics of Rav Hymie Goldfarb” directed by David Carson; he also danced for five years with Laurie DeVito’s She-Bops and Scats, a concert jazz dance company.
Tamuira Reid, a California native, works in film, essay, and literary journalism. Her first feature-length screenplay, Luna’s Highway, was optioned by Cynthia Phillips & Co. (San Francisco/Los Angeles), and earned her a finalist placement in both the Francis Ford Coppola’s American Zoetrope Screenwriting Competition, and in The Nicholls Screenwriting Fellowship Competition, sponsored by The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. Tamuira has taught screenwriting as a guest faculty member for the Global Social Change Film Festival and Institute since 2010, with workshops based in Indonesia, South America, Mexico, and throughout the US. Currently, she is at work on a personal essay collection, based on her pieces for 3Quarks Daily, where she’s been writing about life as a single mother in NYC since 2014. She teaches writing full-time in New York University’s Global Liberal Studies Program.
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