Monday, July 07, 2008

Warren Wilson Summer Readings

The summer residency for the Warren Wilson MFA program is underway, and readings continue through the 12th. Here's what remains of the schedule:

READINGS (8:15 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall behind the Warren Wilson College Chapel unless otherwise indicated)

July 7 - Rick Barot, Grace Dane Mazur, Gabrielle Calvocoressi, Peter Turchi, Stephen Dobyns.
July 8 - (6 p.m., Malaprop's, 55 Haywood St., Asheville) Poets Joan Aleshire, Rick Barot, Gabrielle Calvocoressi, Stephen Dobyns, Reginald Gibbons, Heather McHugh, Steve Orlen, Alan Shapiro and Daniel Tobin.
July 9 - Heather McHugh, Charles Baxter, Steve Orlen, David Haynes, Ellen Bryant Voigt.
July 10 - Graduating student readings: Laurie Capps, Bryan Furuness, Layla Carroll, Sarah Grano, Abby Wender, Frederick Weihe.
July 11 - Graduating student readings: Lauren Alwan, Timothy Cook, Ann Knol, Victoria Bosch Murray, Lili Flanders, Ross White.
July 12 - (4:30 p.m., followed by Graduation Ceremony) Graduating student readings: Maudelle Driskell, Christopher Causey, Marie Pavlicek-Wehrli, Janet Crossen, Judith Westley, Krystn Lee.

LECTURES (Fellowship Hall)

July 9 - (9:15 a.m.) Stephen Dobyns, "Linebreaks."
July 10 - (9:15 a.m.) Stacey D'Erasmo, "Love Among the Ruins."
July 11 - (9:15 a.m.) Heather McHugh, "Rhetoric Rocks, Grammar Matters."
July 12 - (9:30 a.m.) Reginald Gibbons, "The Apophatic in Poetry."
July 12 - (10:45 a.m.) Peter Turchi, "If it makes you happy, why the hell are you so sad?"

The readings and lectures, each lasting about an hour, are free and open to the public. For more details call the MFA office at (828) 771-3715.

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I'll be busy this week finishing some work for a reading this coming Friday in Marshall (more about that very soon), but I do plan to venture out for a few of these, including, in all likelihood, the reading at Malaprops on Tuesday, July 8. Perhaps I'll see you there.

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