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April 11: Frédérique Guétat-Liviani and Nathanaël in conversation

Vis(à)vies : A Reading and Conversation with Frédérique Guétat-Liviani and Nathanaël

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

12:30-2pm, Hagstrum Room (University Hall 201)

The writers will discuss and read from But It’s A Long Way (Nightboat Books, 2018), written by Frédérique Guétat-Liviani and translated by Nathanaël. Transcribed from conversations with immigrant workers living in public housing in the suburbs of Avignon, these poems evoke itineraries between Morocco, Algeria, Albania, Spain, Mayotte, Cote d’Ivoire, and France.

Born in Grenoble in 1963, Frédérique Guétat-Liviani is a founding member of the artists collective Intime Conviction (1988-1994), she is now the publisher of Fidel Anthelme x. 

Nathanaël is the author of many books written in English or in French and published in the United States, Québec and France. Recent works include N’existe (2017), Feder: a scenario (2016) and L’heure limicole (2016). 

Presented by the Poetry and Poetics Colloquium and the Center for the Writing Arts.

This event is made possible with support from the Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities.