Law and Literature
with Emma O’Leary and Tiffany Troy
October 22nd from 7:30PM to 9:30PM ET via Zoom
In this workshop, we will explore the connection between literature about the law. We’ll read “The Fable” by Charles Yu and poems by Martín Espada to look at and study how rhetoric shapes the dramatization of trials in an adversarial legal system and how facts and memory jive with a search for deeper truth and justice.
Meet Your Instructors
Emma O’Leary is a graduate of Columbia University’s MFA program, where she taught a course on Ekphrasis and volunteered with the Incarcerated Writers Initiative. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, and she teaches writing in New York City. She is at work on her debut novel.
Tiffany Troy is the author of Dominus (forthcoming, BlazeVOX) and the chapbook When Ilium Burns (Bottlecap Press), as well as co-translator of Santiago Acosta’s The Coming Desert /El próximo desierto (forthcoming, Alliteration Publishing House), in collaboration with Acosta and the Women in Translation project at the University of Wisconsin. Her reviews and interviews are published or forthcoming in The Adroit Journal, The Cortland Review, The Los Angeles Review, Matter,The Laurel Review, EcoTheo Review, Rain Taxi, New World Writing, Hong Kong Review of Books and Tupelo Quarterly, where she is Managing Editor. She has taught creative writing through Columbia University’s Artist/ Teacher and Pre-College programs.