THU, November 3, 6:30 pm / RCINY (200 East 38th St., NYC)
Join the European Book Club conversation around Gabriela Adamesteanu's remarkable novel WASTED MORNING RCINY has the pleasure to host the November session of the European Book Club and to invite you to share your reading experience of Wasted Morning, one of the most representative novels in contemporary Romanian literature.
Award winning author Gabriela Adamesteanu (2002 Hellman Hammett Grant by Human Rights Watch, Romanian Writer's Union's 1984 Annual Prize) is one of Romania's outstanding writers and political journalists. The European Book Club is a collaboration of NY-based European cultural institutions which aims to offer readers an opportunity to feel the pulse of current European literary trends. The Club meets monthly in a different cultural institute to discuss a well-known, contemporary novel of the respective country. FREE ADMISSION WITH PRIOR REGISTRATION.
November 5-10 / Arizona State University, Tempe
MATEI VISNIEC celebrated at ASU
RCINY and Arizona State University present this November internationally acclaimed playwright Matei Visniec in a series of lectures on How to Become a Good Writer in a Foreign Language, and on Metaphor and Political Theatre.
One of his most successful plays, Pockets Full of Bread, will also enjoy two performances with a Romanian cast (actors Dragos Pop and Bogdan Radulescu). This series of events is presented by the Romanian Studies and Central European Cultural Collaborative, the School of International Letters and Cultures at Arizona State University and RCINY.
November 15-20 / Various locations in Manhattan, Brooklyn & Queens, NY
8th New Literature from Europe Festival in NYC
CRIME SCENE: EUROPE
Writer Ana Maria Sandu and Cristi Puiu's "Aurora" featured in the literary festival co-presented by RCINY and seven other European cultural institutes in NYC
The eight installment of the annual New Literature from Europe festival, taking place Nov 15-20 throughout New York, is devoted to the crime novel and thriller, providing ample clues to the diverse creative interpretations the genre offers across the continent.
Romanian writer Ana Maria Sandu will join Caryl Ferey (France), Zygmunt Miloszewski (Poland), Stefan Slupetzky (Austria), Jose Carlos Somoza (Spain), Jan Costin Wagner (Germany), and U.S. guest author Dan Fesperman in a series of readings and conversations from November 15 to 17. Sandu will present her latest novel, KILL ME! (Omoara-ma), a captivating story about the perverse power of storytelling and the way fiction can become more 'real' than reality. FREE ADMISSION TO ALL LITERARY EVENTS.
From November 18 to 20, a special film series complements this year's spoken word programs. Co-presented with the Museum of the Moving Image, it features adaptations of crime novels as well as innovative approaches to the genre. One of its highlights is the 2010 critically acclaimed production of AURORA, written and directed by Cristi Puiu, "a slow-burning tour de force." (Manohla Dargis, The New York Times). FREE ENTRANCE WITH MUSEUM ADMISSION FOR ALL SCREENINGS.