On Friday evening, June 14th, 2024, Civitella Ranieri will open its doors for a Reading by Ocean Vuong (CRF 2016, DG 2022).

Reserve your spot here or tune in to our livestream on the @civitellaranieri Instagram profile at 6:00 PM CEST/12:00 PM EST.

We will open the gates at 5:45 PM and serve light refreshments at 6:30 PM.

Ocean Vuong
Writer, professor, and photographer, Ocean Vuong is the author of On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous, winner of the American Book Award, The Mark Twain Award, and The New England Book Award. A nominee for the National Book Award and a recipient of a MacArthur “Genius” Grant, he is also the author of the poetry collections, Time is a Mother, a finalist for the Griffin prize, and Night Sky with Exit Wounds, a New York Times Top 10 Book, winner of the T.S. Eliot Prize, the Whiting Award, the Thom Gunn Award, and the Forward Prize. 

Born in Saigon, Vietnam and raised in Hartford, Connecticut in a working class family of nail salon and factory laborers, he was educated at nearby Manchester Community College before transferring to Pace University to study International Marketing. Without completing his first term, he dropped out and enrolled at Brooklyn College, where he graduated with a BA in Nineteenth Century American Literature. He currently splits his time between Northampton, Massachusetts and New York City, where he serves as a Professor in Modern Poetry and Poetics in the MFA Program at NYU.

Friday, June 14th, 2024
5:45 PMCEST Gates open
6:00 PM CEST Reading
6:30 CEST Refreshments

Please RSVP here