Mark Eisner | Author of new Pablo Neruda biography | Events

WPFW On the Margin
July 29th 9 AM EST and podcast
E. Ethelbert Miller talks to Mark about Neruda 50 years after winning the Nobel, plus Resistencia

The San Miguel Literary Sala presents:
An Evening with Pablo Neruda
July 12, 6 PM EDT, via Zoom
Readings, Conversation, and Film on his 117th Birthday featuring Jennifer Clement, Mark Eisner, and special guests

PEN San Miguel presents Resistencia
Tue, May 4th, 7 pm EDT
Featuring Mark Eisner, Tina Escaja and Kyra Galván
Please register here.


Selected 2020 Virtual Events

The Resistencia Book Launch!
Live-virtually-from City Lights
Sun, Sept 13, 2PM PST
An eclectic mix of readings, film and music. MC’d by co-editor Mark Eisner. Co-presented by The Red Poppy Art House.


For additional Resistencia events, click here.

Centro de Creación Literaria Xavier Villaurrutia, CDMX
August 31, 19:00, virtual
“tentativa de un hombre infinito: una charla sobre Pablo Neruda con Mark Eisner”


2019 Events

Opera Santa Barbara’s Il Postino & Pablo Neruda, Feb. 26
(sorry, unfortunately Mark will not be singing in the opera :)

Opera Pub Event

Neruda in Poland, University of Warsaw
Dec. 5: discussion and screening of clips from Neruda! Presente! doc.
Dec 6: Classroom talks on resistance poetry and Chile's socio-political situation

Litquake Festival, SF, Oct. 13
Moderating a Two Lines Press program, "Words Around the World" With authors Hagar Peeters and Michelle Steinbeck

Festival Internacional de Poesía: En el lugar de los escudos
Chimalhuacán, México, 24 de sep 18:00 hrs.
Presentación de la biografía y fragmentos del documental

The Whitman 200 Lightening Lectures, Brooklyn Public Library, May 19. Lightening lecture on "What Neruda Owes Whitman"

Brooklyn Library’s LitFilm Festival, March 24.
A screening of the documentary-in-progress Pablo Neruda! Presente! followed by a conversation with Eisner and Courtney Maum

Pablo Neruda!

2019 PEN AMERICA LITERARY AWARDS CEREMONY
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 | 7:00 pm
NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts
566 LaGuardia Pl, New York, NY 10012

2018 Events


Miami Book Fair, November 17

National Press Club’s Book Fair & Authors’ Night, Nov. 2

Haystack Book Talks Festival, Norfolk CT, Oct. 13
In conversation with Jessica Powell


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if only my bar mitzvah was this relaxed and beautiful! but so grateful to be able to share and discuss the beauties and complexities of literature at the first ever @haystackbooktalks morning with querida amiga @jessernstpowell and this amazing community in Norfolk, CT steeped in writing and publishing (@ndpublishing roots and more) and so many things, such welcoming, engaged, and warm people - icebox of CT can't freeze that. thank you. fotos by @jabrahampowell more to come. #pabloneruda #nerudabio and something new is coming soon!

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The Uncharted Festival of Ideas, Berkeley, CA, Oct. 5-6
Interviewing, conversing with poet Javier Zamora

El lanzamiento en Chile! (de la versión en español)
Universidad Autónoma de Chile
Santiago, 25 de Sept, con el destacado pintor y amigo de Neruda, Mario Toral.
Temuco, 26 de Sept, en la Universidad Autónoma Temuco, con el poeta Juan Huenuán.

Cornell’s Latin American Studies Program, Sept. 3-5
Readings, discussion, video clips on campus and in Ithica

Library of Congress National Book Festival, Sept. 1

Bay Area Book Festival, April 28-29
with Forrest Gander and Jessica Powell

PEN America World Voices Festival, NYC, April 21
with Forrest Gander, Idra Novey, Cecilia Vicuna

The Red Poppy Art House Pablo Celebration, SF, April 14

San Antonio Book Festival, April 7
with Jessica Powell, moderated by Bill Fischer

The Ivy Bookshop, Baltimore, March 29
In conversation with Elizabeth Hazen

The Book Launch! Politics & Prose, DC, March 24
In conversation with Gwen Kirkpatrick


At the 2018 National (US) Book Festival:

Check back soon for more events!

Mark Eisner, Red Poppy Art House Pablo Neruda biography evening 2018

Mark Eisner and Jessica Powell presenting “venture of the infinite man” at Book Soup, LA

Mark Eisner Red Poppy Art House 10 years of Neruda evening 2014

Mark Eisner PEN Literary Award Finalist