Readings in Contemporary Literature

Evolving from the Readings in Contemporary Poetry Series held at Dia:Chelsea from 1987–2003, the Readings in Contemporary Literature series, 2005-2006, invited writers working in a variety of literary genres to read from their recent work at Dia:Beacon and to participate in a four-day residency in the city of Beacon. As part of the residency, participants created new work by directly responding to Dia’s collection and their experience of visiting the museum. A biannual colloquy provided a public forum for a discussion between the writers, the public, and members of the visual art community.

Readings in Contemporary Literature were made possible through the generosity of the Dyson Foundation, the Juliet Lea Hillman Simonds Foundation, and Louise Riggio.  
 
 

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Past Events and Public Programs

Dia:Beacon
Readings in Contemporary Literature
Ann Lauterbach
November 19, 2006

 

Dia:Beacon
Readings in Contemporary Literature
Denis Johnson
October 8, 2006

 

Dia:Beacon
Readings in Contemporary Literature
John Ashbery
June 11, 2006

 

Dia:Beacon
Readings in Contemporary Literature
Rebecca Solnit
May 21, 2006

 

Dia:Beacon
Readings in Contemporary Literature
August Kleinzahler
November 6, 2005

 

Dia:Beacon
Readings in Contemporary Literature
Lewis Hyde -- "Two Accidents: the Uses of Chance in Art"
September 18, 2005

 

Dia:Beacon
Readings in Contemporary Literature
Anne Carson -- "Variations on the Right to Remain Silent"
June 26, 2005

 
 
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