Lecture by Peter McDonald, Chicago, March 19

The John U. Nef Committee on Social Thought, Creative Writing, and ALSCW (Assn. of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers)

announce a lecture

by

Peter McDonald

Professor of British and Irish Poetry,

University of Oxford

ʽAncient salt’: The preservation of W.B. Yeats”

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

5:00pm in Foster 505

(1130 E. 59th  Street, Chicago, Illinois 60637)

Persons with a disability who believe they may need assistance please call Anne Gamboa in advance at 702-8427

 

 

Local Meeting, Barnard College, May 9, Reading With Patricia Hampl

The Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers
invites you to a reading and conversation with

Patricia Hampl

Wednesday, May 9, 2018
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

SULZBERGER PARLOR
302 Barnard Hall – 3RD Floor
Barnard College
3009 Broadway
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, Poetry Reading With Cole Swensen

Local Meeting, University of Chicago, April 27

Poetry Reading

Cole Swensen, 6 pm, the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts

Rm 801

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.

ALSCW Washington, DC Event featuring Deborah Nord and Maria Dibattista

At Home In the World: Women Writers and Public Life
Maria DiBattista and Deborah Nord
5 pm, December 6th, 2017
McGiveny Hall
(co-sponsored by Politics and Prose bookstore) 

 

Deborah Nord, Woodrow Wilson Professor of Literature

Helen Pinkerton & Herman Melville: Civil War Poems

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.

Washington, DC Local Events: T.R. Hummer and Mike Mattison

Poet and musician T.R. Hummer spoke on the making of High Minded (2010)–an album by his band, AmeriCamera, that fuses poetry and music–at an ALSCW local meeting in Washington DC on February 8th. Hummer’s multi-media presentation was attended by an audience of over one-hundred, and hosted by Catholic University. Hummer is the author of fourteen books of poetry, two books of criticism, and is the former editor of the Kenyon Review and the Georgia Review. An accomplished saxophonist, Hummer was a member of the blues group Little Ronnie and the Grand Dukes, playing on their album, Young and Evil, which was released by Planetary Records in 2001.

Jean Valentine: New York Local Meeting, 28 November, 2016

img_2199Jean 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.