Thursday, May 1, 2008

Guest speakers for May

A big thank you to everyone who attended Carly Sachs' reading today.
A quick recap for those of you who couldn't make it:
She encouraged us to write for about five minutes about a difficult subject (a theme in both of her books). I think we all had different responses to what we wrote. Our "homework" is to revisit this piece and play with cut-ups, spacing, and fragmentation, devices she uses and are particularly helpful in dealing with these types of topics.
She then read poetry from her book, the steam sequence, and from the anthology she edited, the why and later, both of which were very moving. She was kind enough to give each of us a copy of these books.

Next week, Ada Limon will be speaking from 1-2 in D504 (right outside the library).

The following week, May 15th, Scott Hightower will be visiting from 1-2 in the English and Speech conference room in B602.

Stay tuned for information about our very last-minute community service project for the semester.


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