The Yale Review 200th Anniversary Festival

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February 5th, 2020

6pm: Writers at Work: Critics: Who Needs Them?

Parul Sehgal (New York Times) and Dan Chiasson (The New Yorker) discuss the role of public criticism. In the digital age, what should a critic be, and why? Moderated by Meghan O’Rourke

Open to the public. Students who wish to bring dinner may get food from the dining hall and carry to the common room.

Venue: Branford Common Room (near York Street entrance)

February 6th, 2020

4pm: Writers at Work: American Poetry as a Social–and Formal–Force: A reading and discussion. Robyn Schiff and Cathy Park Hong read their work and discuss the state of American poetry. Moderated by Meghan O’Rourke

The first twenty people to arrive will get a free TYR tote bag!

Venue: LC 102 (63 High Street)

5:30pm: Gala Panel. Celebrating 200 Years of The Yale Review: Writing in an Age of Turmoil

Participants: Dan Chiasson, Parul Sehgal, Sheila Heti, Cathy Park Hong, and Robyn Schiff

Introduced by Langdon Hammer; moderated by Meghan O’Rourke

Venue: LC 101 (63 High Street)

February 7th, 2020

11:30 am: Master Class: Sheila Heti on Innovative Writing

Learn about writing with Sheila Heti.

Venue: WLH 207 (100 Wall St.)

1pm: In Conversation: Cathy Park Hong on “Minor Feelings” and Being an Asian American Writer, with Meghan O’Rourke

Venue: LC 101 (63 High Street)

3pm: In Conversation: Sheila Heti on existentialism, how to be a writer, and more, with Noreen Khawaja

Venue: LC 101 (63 High Street)