A citizen of the United States, France and Spain, Helene Cardona is fluent in English, French, Spanish, German, Greek and Italian. Born in Paris of a Greek mother and Spanish father and raised all over Europe, she studied English Philology and Literature in Cambridge, England; Spanish at the International Universities of Santander and Baeza, Spain; and German at the Goethe Institute in Bremen, Germany. She attended Hamilton College, New York, where she also taught French and Spanish, and the Sorbonne, Paris, where she wrote her thesis on Henry James for her Master's in American Literature.

A graduate of The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York, she also trained with Ellen BurstynSandra SeacatSondra Lee and Susan Batson at the Actors' Studio (New York). She performed at the Players Club, The Actors' Studio, and with The Naked Angels and Ubu Theater Companies in New York. She played Françoise "Fuffi" Drou inLasse Hallström's Chocolat (2000), Candy in Lawrence Kasdan's Mumford (1999), Mrs. Russell in Stealing Roses (2012). Among her many voice characters are Happy Feet 2(2011), The Muppets (2011), and Muppets Most Wanted (2014). She voiced the role of the French Food Critic in The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014), a BBC Reporter in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014) and World War Z (2013), and the French Announcer inJurassic World (2015). For Serendipity (2001), she co-wrote with Peter Chelsom andAlan Silvestri the song Lucienne, which she also sang. Producing credits include the award-winning documentary Femme (2013) and Pablo Neruda: The Poet's Calling. She has lived in Paris, France; Geneva, Switzerland; Cambridge and London, England; Llandudno, Wales; Monte-Carlo, Monaco; Bremen, Germany; Madrid, Tarragona and Santander, Spain; New York City and Santa Monica, and travels extensively.

She is the author of Dreaming My Animal Selves (Salmon Poetry, 2013), winner of the Pinnacle Book Award and the Readers' Favorite Book Award, Life in Suspension (Salmon Poetry, 2016), Beyond Elsewhere (White Pine Press, 2016), her translation of Gabriel Arnou-Laujeac, Ce que nous portons (Editions du Cygne, 2014), her translation of Dorianne Laux, and The Astonished Universe (Red Hen Press, 2006). She co-wrote with John M. FitzGerald the screenplay Primate, based on his novel, and writes children stories.

She has worked as a translator/interpreter for the Canadian Embassy, the French Chamber of Commerce and works as a translator and language coach for the film and music industry. She is also a teacher, dream analyst, animal lover and animal activist.

(credit to IMDB)

Visiting poet Hélène Cardona will give a Poetry Reading at 4 p.m. on October 1st in the Henley Room (Leatherby Libraries). 

She will read from her work, with short Q&A to follow. This event is free, open to the public, and will be recorded.

Refreshments provided.   

http://www.chapman.edu/research-and-institutions/tabula-poetica/reading-series/index.aspx

Tabula Poetica, Department of English, Chapman University, One University Drive, Orange, CA 92866

Contact: Director Dr. Anna Leahy - poetry@chapman.edu  - (714) 997-6750

Chapman University, Henley Room (Leatherby Libraries) 1 University Dr, Orange, CA 92866

HELENE CARDONA

When
October 1, 2015 | 4 PM
Where
Chapman University, Henley Room (Leatherby Libraries)
1 University Dr,
Orange, CA 92866
Helene Cardona

A citizen of the United States, France and Spain, Helene Cardona is fluent in English, French, Spanish, German, Greek and Italian. Born in Paris of a Greek mother and Spanish father and raised all over Europe, she studied English Philology and Literature in Cambridge, England; Spanish at the International Universities of Santander and Baeza, Spain; and German at the Goethe Institute in Bremen, Germany. She attended Hamilton College, New York, where she also taught French and Spanish, and the Sorbonne, Paris, where she wrote her thesis on Henry James for her Master's in American Literature.

A graduate of The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York, she also trained with Ellen BurstynSandra SeacatSondra Lee and Susan Batson at the Actors' Studio (New York). She performed at the Players Club, The Actors' Studio, and with The Naked Angels and Ubu Theater Companies in New York. She played Françoise "Fuffi" Drou inLasse Hallström's Chocolat (2000), Candy in Lawrence Kasdan's Mumford (1999), Mrs. Russell in Stealing Roses (2012). Among her many voice characters are Happy Feet 2(2011), The Muppets (2011), and Muppets Most Wanted (2014). She voiced the role of the French Food Critic in The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014), a BBC Reporter in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014) and World War Z (2013), and the French Announcer inJurassic World (2015). For Serendipity (2001), she co-wrote with Peter Chelsom andAlan Silvestri the song Lucienne, which she also sang. Producing credits include the award-winning documentary Femme (2013) and Pablo Neruda: The Poet's Calling. She has lived in Paris, France; Geneva, Switzerland; Cambridge and London, England; Llandudno, Wales; Monte-Carlo, Monaco; Bremen, Germany; Madrid, Tarragona and Santander, Spain; New York City and Santa Monica, and travels extensively.

She is the author of Dreaming My Animal Selves (Salmon Poetry, 2013), winner of the Pinnacle Book Award and the Readers' Favorite Book Award, Life in Suspension (Salmon Poetry, 2016), Beyond Elsewhere (White Pine Press, 2016), her translation of Gabriel Arnou-Laujeac, Ce que nous portons (Editions du Cygne, 2014), her translation of Dorianne Laux, and The Astonished Universe (Red Hen Press, 2006). She co-wrote with John M. FitzGerald the screenplay Primate, based on his novel, and writes children stories.

She has worked as a translator/interpreter for the Canadian Embassy, the French Chamber of Commerce and works as a translator and language coach for the film and music industry. She is also a teacher, dream analyst, animal lover and animal activist.

(credit to IMDB)

Visiting poet Hélène Cardona will give a Poetry Reading at 4 p.m. on October 1st in the Henley Room (Leatherby Libraries). 

She will read from her work, with short Q&A to follow. This event is free, open to the public, and will be recorded.

Refreshments provided.   

http://www.chapman.edu/research-and-institutions/tabula-poetica/reading-series/index.aspx

Tabula Poetica, Department of English, Chapman University, One University Drive, Orange, CA 92866

Contact: Director Dr. Anna Leahy - poetry@chapman.edu  - (714) 997-6750

 

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