The Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers
invites you to a reading and conversation with
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
302 Barnard Hall – 3RD Floor
New York, NY 10027
Barnard Hall is located immediately upon entering through the main gate
of the Barnard campus at Broadway and 117th Street
Doors open at 6:30 PM | Reading begins at 7:00 PM
~ Refreshments before & after ~
Local Meeting, University of Chicago, April 27
Cole Swensen, 6 pm, the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts
University of Chicago
915 East 60th St
Chicago IL 60637
Co-sponsored: ALSCW, The Committee on Social Thought, the Creative Writing Program
Cole Swensen is the author of 17 collections of poetry, most revolving around the visual arts and documentary; her most recent volume is On Walking On, and addresses the centuries-old connection between writing and walking. Also a translator of French poetry, prose, and art criticism, she divides her time between Paris and Providence, RI,
where she is a professor in the Department of Literary Arts at Brown University.
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(113 words, 1 image, estimated 27 secs reading time)
At Home In the World: Women Writers and Public Life
Maria DiBattista and Deborah Nord
5 pm, December 6th, 2017
(co-sponsored by Politics and Prose bookstore)
Deborah Nord, Woodrow Wilson Professor of Literature
Helen Pinkerton & Herman Melville: Civil War Poems
Dr John Baxter
Professor Emeritus of English, Dalhousie University
Helen Pinkerton, known for her devotional poems and poems on works of art, is also an astute commentator on crucial aspects of the American Civil War and especially on maintaining perspective in the heat of intense political debate. In her recently published collected poems, A Journey of the Mind, she examines some of these topics through the eyes of Herman Melville, one of America’s greatest writers and himself a major Civil War poet, testifying first-hand to the causes and consequences of the conflict.
Jean Valentine read at the ALSCW local meeting in New York City just now, on November 28, 2016, at Barnard, in an evening graciously co-sponsored by Saskia Hamilton and the program Women Poets at Barnard. The audience filled the handsome Sulzberger Parlor where, as Valentine noted, the portraits of earlier presidents of Barnard, thoughtful, formidable women, seemed also to be listening. Valentine read from her two most recent books, Break the Glass (2010) and Shirt in Heaven (2015), followed by new poems of quiet force and mystery.
Thursday, November 10th, 7-8:30 pm
A TRIBUTE TO GEOFFREY HILL.
The Castle, 225 Bay State Road, Boston University.
Participants include Archie Burnett, David Ferry, Saskia Hamilton, Kenneth Haynes, George Kalogeris, Marcia Karp, Christopher Ricks, Jon Westling.
A Tribute to Geoffrey Hill full post
(319 words, 1 image, estimated 1:17 mins reading time)