BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//Deep Vellum Publishing - ECPv5.1.0//NONSGML v1.0//EN CALSCALE:GREGORIAN METHOD:PUBLISH X-WR-CALNAME:Deep Vellum Publishing X-ORIGINAL-URL: X-WR-CALDESC:Events for Deep Vellum Publishing BEGIN:VTIMEZONE TZID:America/Chicago BEGIN:DAYLIGHT TZOFFSETFROM:-0600 TZOFFSETTO:-0500 TZNAME:CDT DTSTART:20200308T080000 END:DAYLIGHT BEGIN:STANDARD TZOFFSETFROM:-0500 TZOFFSETTO:-0600 TZNAME:CST DTSTART:20201101T070000 END:STANDARD TZID:America/New_York BEGIN:DAYLIGHT TZOFFSETFROM:-0500 TZOFFSETTO:-0400 TZNAME:EDT DTSTART:20200308T070000 END:DAYLIGHT BEGIN:STANDARD TZOFFSETFROM:-0400 TZOFFSETTO:-0500 TZNAME:EST DTSTART:20201101T060000 END:STANDARD TZID:UTC BEGIN:STANDARD TZOFFSETFROM:+0000 TZOFFSETTO:+0000 TZNAME:UTC DTSTART:20200101T000000 END:STANDARD END:VTIMEZONE BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/Chicago:20200902T130000 DTEND;TZID=America/Chicago:20200902T140000 DTSTAMP:20200923T010553 CREATED:20200728T185614Z LAST-MODIFIED:20200728T185614Z SUMMARY:TX Literary Spotlight: Richard Z. Santos DESCRIPTION:In this new virtual series\, Deep Vellum connects with literary Texans across the state as they work and live during Covid. Join Marketing & Sales Director Sara for a casual lunchtime conversation on Instagram Live at \nIn this event\, we meet Richard Z. Santos\, a writer and teacher in Austin. His debut novel\, Trust Me\, was published by Arté Publico Press in March 2020. He is a Board Member of The National Book Critics Circle and served as one of the 2019 Nonfiction Judges for The Kirkus Prize. Recent work can be found in Texas Monthly\, Pank\, Kirkus Reviews\, CrimeReads\, and many more. In a previous career he worked for some of the nation’s top political campaigns\, consulting firms\, and labor unions. Visit his website at \n URL: CATEGORIES:Special Event END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/Chicago:20200912T190000 DTEND;TZID=America/Chicago:20200912T190000 DTSTAMP:20200923T010553 CREATED:20200831T170531Z LAST-MODIFIED:20200912T212344Z SUMMARY:Virtual Book Launch: A Grave is Given Supper by Mike Soto DESCRIPTION:Join Deep Vellum for a virtual multimedia celebration of Mike Soto’s debut poetry collection\, A Grave is Given Supper. This event will take place on Facebook Live at \nMike Soto will be performing with musician Zach Galindo\, followed by a conversation with Janet M. Hendrickson. \n\n\nA Narco-Acid Western told in a series of interlinked poems\, Soto’s striking debut collection follows the converging paths of two protagonists through El Sumidero\, a fictional US/Mexico border town where an ongoing drug war is raging. The surreal verse of Soto’s poems portrays a bleak political climate as it coincides with the rituals of love & loss\, culture & spirituality\, & the quest for a better life at all costs. Following the narrative arc of Alejandro Jodorowsky’s classic cult film\, El Topo\, A Grave is Given Supper builds a world saturated with a mystical aura that describes the finite tensions & complicated desires of lives taking place in the borderland. Purchase A Grave is Given Supper here. \nMike Soto is a first generation Mexican American\, raised in East Dallas and in a small town in Michoacán. He is the author of the chapbooks Beyond the Shadow’s Ink\, and most recently Dallas Spleen (Deep Vellum). He received his MFA from Sarah Lawrence College\, & was awarded the James Merrill Poetry Fellowship by Vermont Studio Center in 2019. A Grave Is Given Supper is his debut collection of poetry. \nJanet Hendrickson’s experimental translation of a 1611 dictionary\, Treasure of the Castilian or Spanish Language by Sebastián de Covarrubias (New Directions)\, was longlisted for the 2020 PEN Award for Poetry in Translation. She is also the translator of The Future Is Not Ours (ed. Diego Trelles Paz\, Open Letter)\, an anthology of recent Latin American fiction. She holds an MFA in Nonfiction Writing from the University of Iowa and a PhD in Romance Studies from Cornell. Currently she is a Postdoctoral Fellow of Spanish at the University of Dallas. \n\n\n\n URL: ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg: END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/Chicago:20200922T180000 DTEND;TZID=America/Chicago:20200922T190000 DTSTAMP:20200923T010553 CREATED:20200918T163345Z LAST-MODIFIED:20200918T163359Z SUMMARY:Pergentino Jose presents Red Ants with the University of Utah (virtual) DESCRIPTION:The Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Utah is pleased to present Zapotec author\, Pergentino José. \nA literary triumph by a member of the Mexico20 (the list that boasts Valeria Luiselli and Carlos Velasquez\, among others)\, Red Ants is the first-ever literary translation from the Sierra Zapotec. This vibrant collection of short stories by one of Mexico’s most promising young authors updates magical realism for the 21st century. Red Ants paints a candid picture of indigenous Mexican life—an essential counterpoint to cultural products of the colonial gaze. José’s fantastical stories tackle themes of family\, love\, and independence in his signature style: unapologetically personal\, coolly emotional\, and always surprising. \nThis event is made possible with support from Utah Humanities\, The Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Utah\, The King’s English\, Artes de Mexico en Utah\, and Utah Humanities. \nREGISTER HERE \n URL: CATEGORIES:Special Event ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg: END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20200924T190000 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20200924T190000 DTSTAMP:20200923T010553 CREATED:20200918T164347Z LAST-MODIFIED:20200918T164359Z SUMMARY:Fowzia Karimi | Brookline Booksmith's Transnational Literature Series DESCRIPTION:Brookline Booksmith’s Transnational Series focuses on books that consider the borders of identity\, language\, and stories. \nJoin the Transnational Literature Series for a conversation with Fowzia Karimi and Micheline Aharonian Marcom. They’ll be discussing Fowzia Karimi’s Above Us The Milky Way. This event will take place virtually on Zoom and is free to attend\, but registration is required.  \nAbove Us the Milky Way is a story about war\, immigration\, and the remarkable human capacity to create beauty out of horror. As a young family attempts to reconstruct their lives in a new and peaceful country\, they are daily drawn back to the first land through remembrance and longing\, by news of the continued suffering and loss of loved ones\, and by the war dead\, who have immigrated and reside with them\, haunting their days and illuminating the small joys and wonders offered them by the new land. \nThe novel’s structure is built around the alphabet\, twenty-six pieces written in the first person that sketch a through-line of memory for the lives of the five daughters\, mother\, and father. Ghost stories and fairytales are woven with old family photographs and medieval-style watercolor illuminations to create an origin story of loss and remembrance. \nFowzia Karimi was born in Kabul\, Afghanistan and immigrated with her family to Southern California after the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. She received her MFA in Creative Writing from Mills College in Oakland\, California\, and has illustrated The Brick House by Micheline Aharonian Marcom (Awst Press) and Vagrants and Uncommon Visitors by A. Kendra Greene (Anomalous Press). She is a recipient of The Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award. She lives in Texas. \nModerator Micheline Aharonian Marcom has published seven novels\, including a trilogy of books about the Armenian genocide and its aftermath in the twentieth century. Her latest book\, The New American\, was published by Simon & Schuster in August. She is the founder and Creative Director of The New American Story Project [NASP]\, a living archive of voices exploring the forces of migration and the lives of new Americans She teaches Creative Writing at the University of Virginia. \n URL: ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg: END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=UTC:20200930T190000 DTEND;TZID=UTC:20200930T200000 DTSTAMP:20200923T010553 CREATED:20200909T214358Z LAST-MODIFIED:20200915T144922Z SUMMARY:Writers on BIPOC and Disability Inclusion | Accessibility in the Literary Arts DESCRIPTION:  \nWriters and storytellers are the ones who shape our present and forge new paths to the future. Join Deep Vellum for a virtual conversation with a panel of writers to talk about Disability Culture\, being BIPOC\, intersectionality\, and how writers from these communities are working to reshape the literary arts. Event panelists: News editor\, national reporter\, and fiction writer Wendy Lu; author\, speaker\, and writing coach Alex Montoya; writer\, poet\, rapper\, and founder of Krip-Hop Nation Leroy Moore\, and disability justice advocate and poet Val Vera. \nRegister here. Make a contribution to support the writers on this panel here. \n\nOver the next months\, we’re presenting “Accessibility in the Literary Arts\,” an event series that will address vital questions about how to make the literary arts accessible and welcoming to people from all communities. \n URL: ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg: END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR