June 2013

Wenonah Hauter reading

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June 21, 2013
Wenonah Hauter

Wenonah Hauter will read from Foodopoly: The Battle Over the Future of Food and Farming in America. “Hauter knows where the bodies are buried beneath the amber waves of grain. This is a terrific primer on the corporate control of food in the US, and the actions of those who fight back.


Robert Fernandez -- The Language of Music, the Music of Poetry

June 13, 2013
As part of the free, weeklong 2012 MusicIC Festival (featuring art music inspired by literature), poet Robert Fernandez and MusicIC chamber musicians will discuss the musical works that inspired Marcel Proust and the creative connections between music and literature. The series of discussions—with musical illustration—begins during Wednesday’s Eleventh Hour, setting the stage for the Friday night concert.

Juliet Patterson & BK Loren -- Poetry as Foundation of Fiction and Nonfiction

June 11, 2013
In addition to being omnipresent on the planet (every culture has a conception of lyric) poetry appears to have been written and composed in every ancient and historical cultural we’ve been able to investigate. And yet, many people (including writers) never read poetry. Why? Or perhaps more importantly: why not? In this two-panelist conversation fiction and creative non-fiction writer B.K. Loren and poet Juliet Patterson discuss poetry and the personal lyric, as both a source of inspiration and a tool of the writing craft. What’s special about poetry?

Timothy Bascom—Sudden Riches: The Surprising and Satisfying Role of Research in the Personal Essay

June 10, 2013
In this Eleventh hour, Timothy Bascom will discuss the personal essay in order to demonstrate the ways in which this form, typically focused on autobiographical events, can be driven by research instead. Genre-shaping essayists such as Joan Didion, Annie Dillard, David Foster Wallace, and Eula Biss have demonstrated that what we call “personal” is not limited to what we remember internally. Timothy will show us how sometimes we have to go outside the self and explore our way toward unexpected discoveries, arriving at even-more-rich realities that would have eluded us if we turned inward.

Book Review: Madeline McDonnell's 'Penny, n.'

The Importance of Meter

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In this course we discover meter in several forms. We work with iambic pentameter in the first assignment in order to receive feedback.

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