Monday, April 12, 2010

Assembly Reading

The English Department
of Columbia College Chicago

Steven & Maja Teref
Wednesday, April 21
Graduate Lounge
33 East Congress, Room 404

Steven & Maja Teref will read from their book, Assembly, a bilingual poetry collection from Serbian poet Novica Tadić. In addition, the event will include audio and video recordings of Tadić as well as selected translations from Steven & Maja’s latest work.

Copies of Assembly will be available for sale (cash only).

STEVEN TEREF, originally from Somerville, MA, teaches literature and writing at Columbia College Chicago. He received his M.F.A. in Poetry from Columbia College Chicago and his B.A. in English from the University of Illinois at Chicago where he also studied Serbo-Croatian under the tutelage of Serbian linguist Biljana Šljivić-Šimšić. His own poems have appeared in Court Green, Black Clock, Apocryphal Text and elsewhere. He is the Technology Chair of IL TESOL (Illinois Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages).

MAJA TEREF, originally from Belgrade, Serbia, worked as a translator, newscaster, and DJ in the English Department at Radio Yugoslavia in the early 1990’s. Her B. A. is in English Studies from Belgrade University, and her M.A. is in Applied Linguistics from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She teaches in Chicago and is the 2009-10 President of IL TESOL (Illinois Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages).

NOVICA TADIĆ was born in Smriječno, a small Montenegrin village, in 1949 and lives in Zemun, Serbia. Until 2007, he was the editor-in-chief for the literary publisher Rad, where he worked for 38 years. A renowned Serbian poet and a member of the Serbian Literary Society, he has published sixteen books of poetry, in addition to many selected works. His most recent collection is Devil’s Companion (2008). His poetry has been represented in many poetry anthologies from Serbia and around the world. Collections of his work have been translated into numerous languages, namely English and French.

This event is free and open to the public.
For more information, call (312) 369-8819.