The Yale Review at 200: A Festival

Event time: 
Wednesday, February 5, 2020 - 9:00am to Friday, February 7, 2020 - 7:00pm
Event description: 

Please join us for a series of events celebrating the 200th anniversary of the Yale Review. Speakers include Kevin Young, Cathy Park Hong, Sheila Heti, Ben Lerner, and Dan Chiasson.

February 5

6pm-7:15pm, Branford Common Room: 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. Co-sponsored by the Poynter Fellowship in Journalism.

February 6

4pm, Linsly-Chittenden 102: Writers at Work: American Poetry as a Social Force

Robyn Schiff and Cathy Park Hong read their work and discuss the state of American poetry. Moderated by Meghan O’Rourke.

5:30 pm, Linsly-Chittenden 101: 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.

February 7

11:30 am, WLH 207: Master Class: Sheila Heti on Innovative Writing

Sheila Heti unpacks the craft of writing.

1pm, Linsly-Chittenden 101: Writers at Work: Cathy Park Hong on her work and the politics of being an Asian-American writer today

With Meghan O’Rourke.

3pm, Linsly-Chittenden 101: Writers at Work: Sheila Heti on existentialism and writing across genres

With Noreen Khawaja.