VIDEO + AUDIO Carolina De Robertis and Micah Perks: Prose at The Poetry Center

Thursday, November 3 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
The Poetry Center, HUM 512, San Francisco State University
Carolina De Robertis + Micah Perks
 
Prose at The Poetry Center: Carolina De Robertis and Micah Perks read from their recent work and converse with the audience. 
 
Carolina De Robertis is the author of the novels The Gods of Tango, Perla, and the international bestseller The Invisible Mountain. Her books have been translated into seventeen languages, and have received a Stonewall Book Award, Italy’s Rhegium Julii Prize, and a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, among other honors. She is also an award-winning translator of Latin American literature, including Alejandro Zambra’s Bonsai, which has been made into a feature film; Roberto Ampuero’s The Neruda Case; and stories published in Granta, McSweeneys, Zoetrope: All-Story, and elsewhere. She is also co-producer, with her wife, Pamela Harris, of the short documentary film “Farías: an Afro Uruguayan Love Story.” De Robertis teaches fiction and literary translation at San Francisco State University, and is at work on her fourth novel.
 
Micah Perks is the author of a novel, We Are Gathered Here, a memoir, Pagan Time, and a long personal essay, Alone In The Woods: Cheryl Strayed, My Daughter and Me. Her short stories and essays have won five Pushcart Prize nominations and appeared in Epoch, Zyzzyva, Tin House, The Toast, OZY and The Rumpus, amongst many journals and anthologies. Excerpts of What Becomes Us won a National Endowment for the Arts grant and The New Guard Machigonne 2014 Fiction Prize. She received her BA and MFA from Cornell University and now lives with her family in Santa Cruz where she co-directs the creative writing program at UCSC. More.
 

 

Event contact: 
The Poetry Center
Event email: 
poetry@sfsu.edu
Event phone: 
415-338-2227
Event sponsor: 
The Poetry Center