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The Transitives Lecture Series: Mike Fu, 4/6

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Please join us for the first of The Transitives lecture series!

Mike Fu
Thursday, April 6
12PM in the Bark Room, 2 W. 13th Street

Mike Fu has been a student of cinema-television production, French, Chinese film and literature, creative writing and literary translation. His academic and personal interests have cross-pollinated over time, but narrative has long remained a core interest and dominant medium for his work. As a writer of fiction and nonfiction, he strives to articulate new understandings of urban form, queer identity, and transnational experience. His previous work in Chinese-English translation has included film treatments, transcription, subtitles, feature length screenplays, business correspondence, educational consulting, proofreading for Vogue China, and other assorted odds and ends. His creative practice is a reflection of a polyglot social reality, a cauldron of interdisciplinary texts, and a call to understanding and compassion.

Mike is a Brooklyn-based writer and translator. His work has appeared in No Tokens, Perigee, and The Margins. He is currently translating Stories of the Sahara by the late Taiwanese writer Sanmao, forthcoming from Bloomsbury. He was a resident at Ledig House at the Omi International Arts Center in 2015. He received his MA from Columbia University and MFA from Queens College, City University of New York.


Created in 2014 by Niki Kriese of AMT, the annual staff lecture series showcases the creative practices of Parsons staff members.This year’s series features artists who work with transformation, communication, storytelling, alchemy. There is a constant shifting of subject, object, author, audience, and the goal is to complicate before they clarify. Using film, text, painting, and science, the artists approach their topics from different directions but share that same need to tell stories and describe experiences. 

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Produced with assistance from the Parsons Staff Development Fund.

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