18 Dec

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 6:30 PM
New York, NY

In Conversation: Stéphane Bouquet and Valérie Mréjen, moderated by Katie Shireen Assef and Lindsay Turner


Albertine Bookstore
972 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10075

Stéphane Bouquet is the author of several collections of poems and—most recently—a book of essays on poems, La Cité de paroles (2018). He has published books on filmmakers such as Sergei Eisenstein and Gus Van Sant, as well as screenplays for feature films, non-fiction films, and short films, and has translated poets including Paul Blackburn, James Schuyler, and Peter Gizzi into French. He’s also interested in performance arts and has given workshops for choreographers at the Centre national de la danse in Paris and for actors and stage directors at La Manufacture in Lausanne, Switzerland. Bouquet is a recipient of a 2003 Prix de Rome and a 2007 Mission Stendhal Award. His collection The Next Loves was translated by Lindsay Turner and published by Nightboat books.

Valérie Mréjen
is a writer, filmmaker, and mixed media artist. She has written five novels, most recently Troisième personne, and exhibited widely in France and abroad, including in a solo retrospective at the Jeu de Paume gallery in Paris. She is an alumna of residencies at Villa Medici in Rome and Villa Kujoyama in Kyoto. Mréjen’s first feature–length film, En ville, co–directed with Bertrand Schefer, was a Director’s Fortnight selection at the Cannes Film Festival in 2011, and her children’s play, Trois Hommes Verts, premiered at the Théâtre Gennevilliers in 2014. Her novel Black Forest was translated by Katie Shireen Assef.

Admission is free.

This event is made possible thanks to the support of the Poetry Foundation.

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