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Ozsváth & Turner – A Dramatic Reading of Faust @ The Dallas Institute

Goethe’s Faust: A Dramatic Reading of a New Translation

Goethe’s Faust is at the heart of the great change that created the modern world. Goethe’s vision of the unity of nature and the human spirit, his philosophy of growth and process, and his astonishing poetry, both lushly lyrical and philosophically brilliant, influenced the English romantics and the American transcendentalists and helped drive a new evolutionary view of reality.

Zsuzsanna Ozsváth and Frederick Turner have completed a new, dynamic poetic translation of the play. In this public debut of their latest work, Dr. Turner, the celebrated actor Fred Curchack, and other performers will give the play a stirring dramatic reading on the Institute stage.

Event is $10 for Educator Members and free for students

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Deep Vellum’s Dallas Poet Chapbook Launch w/ Edyka Chilomé, Fatima-Ayan Malika Hirsi, Mike Soto

Deep Vellum is proud to present an evening celebrating the release of three poetry chapbooks by Edyka Chilomé, Fatima-Ayan Malika Hirsi, and Mike Soto: the first books we will publish by Dallas writers!

Friday, August 30, 2019
Deep Vellum Bookstore
7pm | Free
3000 Commerce Street | Dallas, TX 75226

The evening will feature the presentation of these brand-new poetic works made available for the first time by three of the most talented, important, and innovative writers in the Dallas literary community, celebrated and showcased via a collaborative reading and discussion. Quantities of the chapbooks will be limited, come early and stay late, and celebrate #LiteraryDallas!

The three local writers to be featured are all residents of the city of Dallas, and are representative of a broadly diverse swathe of Dallas’s population—writing in three differing, yet all amazing, poetic traditions—that make our city such an inspiring place to live, read, and write:

  • Edyka Chilomé is a literary arts activist, performer, and cultural worker currently based in Dallas. She is a queer child of Salvadorean and Mexican migrant activists, and was raised in social justice movements grounded in the tradition of spiritual activism. Edyka holds a BA in social and political philosophy with an emphasis on social justice from Loyola University Chicago, and an MA in Multicultural Women’s Studies from Texas Women’s University where her research focused on the decolonial power of spiritual [art]ivism. In 2017 Edyka was named top 25 most influential artists in DFW by Artist Uprising Magazine. Her play “Where Earth Meets the Sky,” produced by Cara Mia Theatre Company, was praised as 2018’s top Latinx Theatre Production in the DFW by Theater Jones Review. In the summer of 2018 Edyka was apart of Sandra Cisnero’s Macondo Writers Workshop and is currently a 2018-2019 Intercultural Leadership Institute Fellow.
  • Fatima-Ayan Malika Hirsi is the founder of Dark Moon Poetry & Arts, a monthly series spotlighting the creative feminine and non-binary POC energies of North Texas. She can often be found on sidewalks using her typewriter to birth poems for strangers or in classrooms unlocking the imaginations of children. She has been published in The Texas Observer, Entropy, The Boiler, Anthropology Now!, and elsewhere. Her work has been featured by WFAA, KERA, the Dallas Morning News, and others. Her first chapbook, Moon Woman, was published by Thoughtcrime Press in June 2018.
  • Mike Soto is a first generation Mexican-American writer raised in East Dallas and in a small town in Michoacán, who received his MFA in Poetry from Sarah Lawrence College. His debut chapbook, Beyond the Shadow’s Ink was published by Jeanne Duval Editions in 2010. His debut book-length work of poetry, A Grave is Given Supper, will be published by Deep Vellum in summer 2020.

This chapbook publication and reading presentation is brought to you by the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs through a Cultural Vitality Project grant. The project was pitched to the OCA as the “Central Track Writers Project,” which takes its name and inspiration from the rich cultural history of Dallas: in the late 1800s, the Central Track rail lines separated Deep Ellum from the rest of Dallas (around where I-345 is today). At that time, uncommon diversity among business owners in Deep Ellum created a unique social climate where cultural interaction took place in the fields of music, visual art, theater, and literature. Deep Vellum has tried to carry on the legacy of our neighborhood’s vibrant cultural history since our inception (even incorporating a pun on the neighborhood into our own name!), and seeks to do the same with the Central Track Writers Project, by creating opportunities for writers within our own city limits, harnessing the creative power of Deep Ellum’s present cultural capital and status as an urban core arts destination, while as a platform for individual literary artists and ideas to share their vision with the world, displaying to the city of Dallas and the world that literature is art, and that Dallas literature is an art to be celebrated, read, and shared.

The Central Track Writers Project is produced with the support of a Cultural Vitality Program grant from the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs


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Dallas Festival of Books & Ideas (Ozsváth & Turner)

2019 Dallas Festival of Books & Ideas – Summer in the City

Kick off summer with a festival of books, authors and reading on every floor of the Central Library. Listen to writers talk about their work, discover a new author and learn about the publishing process from people who’ve done it. Plus, add to the community quilt in the mini quilt show and find the next great read in the Friends of the Dallas Public Library’s Book Cellar.

While you’re at the library, all ages can sign up for the Mayor’s Summer Reading Challenge. Plus, teens can stick around after the festival to see local youth compete in the first Teen Rap Battle!

Featured Authors

More Author Information…

Featured Presenters

  • The Crew of the Barque Lone Star (Sherlock Holmes Literary Society)
  • Dallas Area Romance Authors
  • Deep Vellum
  • The Dock Bookshop
  • DFW Writers Workshop
  • Jane Austen Society of North Texas
  • Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators
  • University of North Texas Mayborn School of Journalism
  • WordSpace

This event is made possible thanks to the Freda Gail Stern Fund of the Friends of the Dallas Public Library.

The Dallas Festival of Books & Ideas, May 28 – June 1, is a city-wide event aimed at energizing the people of Dallas through the power of books and ideas. A partnership between Dallas Public Library, the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture, The Dallas Morning News and the Dallas Museum of Art, the festival takes place at multiple sites. For a complete list of events, visit http://thedallasfestival.com

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Ozsváth & Turner – Goethe Translation Launch Party @ UT-Dallas

The Golden Goblet: Selected Poems of Goethe Translated by Dr. Zsuzsanna Ozsváth and Prof. Fred Turner
May 18, 2019 | 6pm – SP/N Gallery

The Ackerman Center at UT Dallas is celebrating the first of two new books being published this year by founding director Dr. Zsuzsanna Ozsváth. Please join us for a wine and cheese reception to honor both Dr. Ozsváth and co-translator Prof. Turner. The SP/N Gallery is located on the far northwest corner of campus in Synergy Park North. Click here for a map.

Read more about this new book here.

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Serhiy Zhadan at the Bowery Poetry Club (NYC)

Ukraine’s Hit “Postproletarian Punk” Poet Comes to NYC!
6pm to 6:20pm before PoetNY OpenMic; 5:30pm doors
Tickets: FREE POP-UP with $10/door admission to PoetNY Open Mic feat. Noah Warren starting at 6:30pm!

SERHIY ZHADAN is the most popular writer of the post-independence generation in Ukraine. He calls himself a “postproletarian punk” and his work speaks to the disillusionment, difficulties and ironies following the collapse of the Soviet Union. His readings fill large auditoriums and he performs with rock groups. Zhadan was born in Luhansk Region, today the scene of the crisis in Ukraine, and lives in Kharkiv, in eastern Ukraine.

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