A Celebration of New Letters:
A day of readings and panels by innovative writers of prose and poetry

Date: Sunday, October 7th, 2012
Location: Allbritton 311

 

An Invitation to Wesleyan Students, Faculty, and the larger Middletown and Wesleyan Community:

 

You are warmly invited to attend A Celebration of New Letters: A day of readings and panels by innovative writers of prose and poetry. Speakers for this event include acclaimed poets, fiction and nonfiction writers and representatives of various alternative presses and literary organizations such as Wesleyan University Press and Poets House. Speakers include: Heather Christle, Richard Deming, Dorothea Lasky, Douglas A. Martin, Richard Meier, Stephen Motika, and Parker Smathers. In addition to readings and panels on alternative publishing and innovative literary forms, there will be time throughout the day for informal conversation with these writers. The event is sponsored by the Wesleyan Writers Conference and Shapiro Creative Writing Center.


Participating Writers: (click on links below for bios)

Heather Christle, author of What is Amazing

Richard Deming (Phylum Press), author of Let's Not Call It Consequence

Dorothea Lasky, author of Thunderbird

Douglas A. Martin, author of Your Body Figured

Richard Meier, author of In the Pure Block of the Whole Imaginary

Stephen Motika (Poets House), author of Western Practice  

Parker Smathers, editor at Wesleyan University Press

 

Schedule of Events:

10:30 AM Coffee & pastries 

11:00 AM Panel on Intertwining Forms (Prose & Poetry)--Heather Christle, Douglas A. Martin, and Richard Meier

12:00 PM Reading: Heather Christle and Douglas A. Martin

2:30 PM Reading: Richard Meier and Stephen Motika

3:30 PM Panel on Poetic Communities & Alternative Publishing-- Richard Deming, Dorothea Lasky ,Stephen Motika, and Parker Smathers,

4:35 PM Reading: Parker Smathers, Richard Deming, and Dorothea Lasky

 

The event is free and open to the public. No RSVP or registration is required, and you are welcome to attend for as much or as little of the day as you like.

For more information, please contact Kate Thorpe, Teagle Fellow in the Writing Programs, at kthorpe@wesleyan.edu or (860) 685-3224.