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Renowned author Colm Tóibín will be in conversation with Roy Foster, Professor of Irish History, about subjects addressed in their upcoming works, both set in Ireland. Colm Tóibín's new novel Nora Webster dramatises the life of a woman and her family in a small town in Ireland in the late 1960s.

The Heyman Center for the Humanities, the Writing Program of the School of the Arts, Public Books, and the Institute for Religion, Culture, and Public Life present an evening with Pulitzer-prize winning author Marilynne Robinson, who will read from her work and be in discussion with Unitarian Minister, Robert Hardies.

A bilingual reading in Russian and English of poetry, with discussion to follow, by four leading Russian poets from points across the geography of the Russian-Speaking world, including Shamshad Abdullaev (Fergana, Uzbekistan), Keti Chukhrov (Moscow), Alexandra Petrova (Rome), and Alexander Skidan (St. Petersburg). The poets will be joined by poet/translators Julia Dasbach (Philadelphia), Kevin M. F. Platt (Philadelphia), Alexandra Tatarsky (New York; Philadelphia) and Matvei Yankelevich (New York).

John Berryman at 100 Panel 2: April Bernard (Skidmore College), Henri Cole (The Ohio State University), A. Van Jordan. Video care of the Poetry Society of America.

John Berryman at 100 Panel 1: Rachel Hadas (Rutgers University) and Daniel Swift (Skidmore College). Video care of the Poetry Society of America.

The Poetry Society of America, along with Columbia School of the Arts, Barnard Women Poets, and Heyman Center for the Humanities, host an evening of poetry in honor of John Berryman, 1914–1972. Video care of the Poetry Society of America. Video care of the Poetry Society of America.

April Bernard reading John Berryman's "Sonnet 43" at the John Berryman at 100 celebration at Barnard College, Columbia University.

Saskia Hamilton reading John Berryman's "Dream Song 21" at the John Berryman at 100 celebration at Barnard College, Columbia University.