Attendees of the 18th Annual Conference are invited to a Pre-Convention Reading on Thursday, March 8th at 8 PM. The reading will be conducted as an open mic, and is open to all members and their guests. It will take place in the Freburg Forum at the Kravis Center. See you there!
For information about the Hotel Claremont and Tennis Club visit http://www.myhotelclaremont.com/.
We are extending the deadline for proposals for papers and seminar presentations at the March 9-11 ALSCW Annual Conference to December 15. Please share this news with anyone who may be interested in submitting a proposal. The complete Call for Papers is available on our homepage.
The Call for Papers for our 18th annual conference – happening March 9-11, 2012 at Claremont McKenna College in California – has been posted to our home page. Read through it to learn more about the different panels and seminars that will taking place at the conference.
On Friday, November 5th at the ALSCW conference in Princeton, NJ, Patricia Hampl, Mark Edmunson, Mark Halliday and Phillip Lopate sat on a panel to discuss “The Common Reader” and the common, contemporary experience of reading.
Hampl focused on the relationship between the author’s mind and the reader’s mind, specifically in personal forms of writing. She cited Fitzgerald’s collection of essays, “The Crack-Up,” as a series of psychological breakdowns between story and poem that marked a shift from omniscience to an autobiographical and personal voice.
Schwab writes, “[E]ven in the snow and cold, the confab was a good opportunity for Colorado’s literary crowd, led by Boulder poet David J. Rothman, a ALSC board member, to show off our city’s arts-friendly infrastructure to a pretty brainy group of mostly East Coast literary heavy-lifters.”
To read the full article, click here.
A reprint of an advertisement of interest.
Gallatin School, New York University
March 4–6, 2010
New York University’s Gallatin School will host a conference, co-sponsored by the Poetry Society of America, on March 4, 5, and 6, 2010, on the work of Wallace Stevens. Stevens’ poetry will be at the center of the conference, and speakers include some of Stevens’ most distinguished readers—scholars and poets alike. Presentations will consider Stevens’ early work in New York in relation to the temper of the times, but also how his continuous relationship to the city might have helped to shape his later poetry. Those interested in attending or in receiving more information should contact
The 2009 Lesley University Writers’ Conference runs from Sunday, July 29 through Friday, July 31 on Lesley’s campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Faculty includes Afaa Michael Weaver and Steven Cramer (Poetry), David Elliot (Children’s Book Writing), Marcie Hershman (Nonfiction), and Rachel Kadish and Michael Lowenthal (Fiction). The guest authors this year are Julia Glass, M.T. Anderson, and Gail Mazur.
For detailed information, visit www.lesley.edu/info/luwc.
Director: Professor Ronald Schuchard (Emory University).
Executive Director: Dr Wim Van Mierlo (University of London).
The Summer School will bring together some of the most distinguished scholars of T.S. Eliot and Modern Literature, including Jewel Spears Brooker (Eckerd College), Robert Crawford (St Andrews), Anthony Cuda (North Carolina), Denis Donoghue (New York), Mark Ford (London), Jennifer Formichelli (Boston), Lyndall Gordon (Oxford), Jason Harding (Durham), Barbara Hardy (London), Gail McDonald (Southampton), A. David Moody (York), Christopher Ricks (Boston), Ronald Schuchard (Emory), and Wim Van Mierlo (London). The School will be opened by Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney.