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Public Program
Double Take 9

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
7 pm

Organized by Bookforum Editor Albert Mobilio, Double Take is a unique reading series that asks award winning and emerging poets, novelists, editors, and artists to trade takes on shared experiences.

Mike Heppner & Joseph McElroy examine the Boston Marathon bombing

Wendy S. Walters & Siddhartha Deb go west

Catherine Texier & Minna Proctor get trapped in between Romance languages and real life

Minna Proctor is the Editor of The Literary Review and a writer. She is the author of Do You Hear What I Hear?, an investigation of the concept of religious calling. She translates from Italian and writes frequently about literature and photography. She is working on a collection of personal essays about conflict, dramatic structure, and resolution. Proctorlives in Brooklyn and teaches in the Creative Writing program at Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Catherine Texier is a French writer who writes both in English and in French. She is the author of six novels, Chloé l'Atlantique, Panic Blood, Love Me Tender, Victorine, Russian Lessons and Young Woman with a Bunch of Lilac, and a memoir, Breakup. She teaches creative writing at the New School, and at the University of Nebraska low-residency MFA program, and is thesis advisor at Columbia University MFA.
Siddhartha Deb is the author of the novels, The Point of Return, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, and An Outline of the Republic. He is the recipient of grants from the Society of Authors in the UK and the Nation Institute and has been a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute of Advanced Studies at Harvard University. His latest book, a work of narrative nonfiction, The Beautiful and the Damned, was a finalist for the Orwell Prize in the UK and the winner of the PEN Open award in the United States. His journalism, essays, and reviews have appeared in Harpers, the Guardian, the Observer, The New York Times, Bookforum, the Daily Telegraph, the Nation, n+1, and The Times Literary Supplement.

Wendy S. Walters is the author of two books of poetry: Troy, Michigan and Longer I Wait, More You Love Me. Sarabande Books will be publishing her first book of essays in 2015. She is a founder of The First Person Plural Reading Series in Harlem, a Contributing Editor at The Iowa Review, and Associate Professor of creative writing and literature at Eugene Lang College of The New School University in the city of New York.
Mike Heppner is the author of two novels, a collection of short fiction, a novella, and a collection of stories and essays. His third novel, Sorry I’m Such an Idiot, will be published by Thought Catalog this summer. He teaches Creative Writing at the Walnut Hill School for the Arts.

Joseph McElroy is the author of nine published novels with two novels long in process and a non-fiction book about water forthcoming. McElroy was born in 1930, educated at Williams College and Columbia University, has taught at many universities and served in the United States Coast Guard.
Albert Mobilio is the recipient of a Whiting Award, a MacDowell Fellowship, and an Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant. His work has appeared in Harper's, Hambone, Black Clock, BOMB, Cabinet, Open City, Paris Review Daily, and Tin House. Books of poetry include Bendable Siege, The Geographics, Me with Animal Towering, and Touch Wood. A book of fiction, Games and Stunts, has just been published by Black Square Editions. He is an assistant professor of literary studies at the New School's Eugene Lang College, an editor at Hyperallergic Weekend, and contributing editor at Bookforum.
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apexart's exhibitions and and public programs are supported in part by the Affirmation Arts Fund, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Edith C. Blum Foundation, Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, The Greenwich Collection Ltd., Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation, and with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York State Council on the Arts.

This event was funded in part by Poets & Writers, Inc. with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

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