Literary Arts Series

Authors visit BCC

Ocean Vuong

Ocean Vuong is the Poetry Arts Series poet. He will be speaking Nov. 22, 2016. The event is sponsored by the Literary Arts Series.

Vuong is the author of Night Sky With Exit Wounds, which won the 2016 Whiting Award. His poetry and fiction has been featured in the Kenyon Review, The Nation, The New Yorker, and American Poetry Review, which awarded him the Stanley Kunitz Prize for Younger Poets. He was born in Saigon, Vietnam, and lives in New York City.


Biography in Poetry

NPR: Echoes of Ocean Vuong’s Past in Vietnam


Someday I’ll Love Ocean Vuong



How to Fix the English Language


Amitav Ghosh

Amitav Ghosh is the Literary Arts Series author and will be speaking April 14, 2016.

Amitav Ghosh was born in Calcutta and grew up in India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. He studied in Delhi, Oxford and Alexandria and is the author of The Circle of Reason, The Shadow Lines, In An Antique Land, Dancing in Cambodia, The Calcutta Chromosome, The Glass Palace, The Hungry Tide, and the first two volumes of The Ibis Trilogy; Sea of Poppies, and River of Smoke.

—from author’s site

His 2015 Berlin Family Lectures are available with video as background to the literature, history, and politics of climate change.

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