Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics Summer Writing Program at Naropa University

Boulder, Colorado, United States


Details
Jun 2 - Jun 28, 2014

Conference

APPLICATION DEADLINE:June 1, 2014
TUITION / COST:$500 per week (non-credit)
SCHOLARSHIP:Available
Due April 1, 2014

PHONE: 303-245-4862
EMAIL: swp@naropa.edu
WEBSITE: http://www.naropa.edu/swp

The Summer Writing Program is a month-long colloquium of students, poets, fiction writers, scholars, translators, performance artists, activists, Buddhist teachers, musicians, printers, editors and others working in small press publishing. Programming includes workshops, lectures, panels, readings, special events and more.

Naropa University's SWP 2014 will feature the overall theme of "Anthropocene"- the world Age where everything is woefully affected and conditioned by Man. We will examine how to shift the frequency in our writing practice and in our communities so as to call attention to the urgency of guardianship of our planet's stability and sanity as best we can. War and violence are insane; killing off species is insane; greed is insane.

Weekly themes: Documentary Poetics, the Interface between Writing and Research; Dharma Imagination; Roots, Elders, Archives, Topologies; and Performance: When the Walls of the City Shake.


Faculty

Featured Writers Include:

Week One: Charles Alexander & Cynthia Miller, Dawn Lundy Martin, Rebecca Brown, Ariana Reines, Farid Matuk & Susan Briante, Kyoo Lee, Kevin Killian & Norma Cole, Dodie Bellamy, Lee Ann Brown, Julie Carr, and Thomas Sayer Ellis. Special Guests: Claudia Rankine and Eleni Sikelianos.

Week Two: M. NourbeSe Philip, Julia Seko, Reed Bye, Joanne Kyger, CA Conrad, Sawako Nakayasu, Bhanu Kapil & Melissa Buzzeo, Layli Longsoldier, Margaret Randall, Michelle Naka Pierce & Sue Hammond West, and Anne Waldman. Special Guest:

Norman Fischer.

Week Three: Jade Lascelles, Laura Mullen, Renee Gladman, Clark Coolidge, Tracie Morris, Hoa Nyugen, Khadijah Queen, Stacey Syzmaszek, Lewis Warsh, Jen Hofer, and Matvei Yankelevich. Special Guests: Josepha Conrad, David Henderson,Bobbie Louise Hawkins, and Jack Collom.

Week Four: Brad O'Sullivan, Ambrose Bye, Edmund Berrigan, Mary Burger, Caroline Bergvall, Steven Taylor, Edwin Torres, Marty Erlich & Erica Hunt, Douglas Dunn, and Thurston Moore. Special Guests: Meredith Monk & Theo Bleckmann.


Genres

Poetry, Fiction, Creative nonfiction, Playwriting, Screenwriting


Location

Naropa University
Summer Writing Program
2130 Arapahoe Avenue
Boulder
Colorado, United States
80302



Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics Summer Writing Program at Naropa University

The Summer Writing Program is the cornerstone of the MFA in Writing and Poetics at the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University. BA students in Writing and Literature may also take courses for credit as part of the major.

In dialogue with renowned practitioners, students engage in the composition of poetry, prose fiction, cross-genre possibilities, interarts, translation, and writing for performance. Participants work in daily contact with some of the most accomplished and provocative writers of our time, meeting individually and in small groups so that both beginning and experienced writers find equal challenge in the program.

The Summer Writing Program is a month-long colloquium of poets, fiction writers, scholars, translators, performance artists, activists, Buddhist teachers, musicians, printers, editors, and others working in small press publishing. Programming includes workshops, lectures, panels, readings, special events, and more.

All four weeks (or any combination of weeks) are open to any interested participant for noncredit. Students from other institutions or degree programs may also elect to attend for undergraduate or graduate credit.