Saturday, October 18th — Thursday, October 23rd
Brown University List Art Center, First Floor, 64 College St, Providence, RI
A gallery show of mixed-media musings on the subject of participatory reading, including:
&& the polyphonic poetry choir &&
& FREE READING office hours &
&& books for partnered reading &&
When was the last time you were read to? Where? And why? As we gather around the figure of the poet, listening silently, what is it that we’re seeking? Edification? Entertainment? Intimacy? When do we hear the written word spoken lovingly, and in what contexts, and why? Can we reclaim the gulf that lies between a mother’s lap and an author’s ego? What does it mean to share (the intimacy of) reading? How is reading itself an infinite sharing? Stories and texts as points of commune, chainlinks that send emotion, thought, and sensory experience through the eras? So how can we (now) read together?
Office Hours (personal readings)
Monday 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Tuesday 2:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
(bring a book to be read, or choose one from the reader’s desk)
This class will explore nontraditional approaches to writing fiction. During the first part of the day, we will discuss craft through the work of writers including John Cage, WG Sebald, and Matthew Goulish. We will also examine some unusual journals, such as one documenting, with illustrations, the writer’s favorite kinds of light. We will look to other forms–such as the lecture, the catalog, the formula, the homage–and practice turning these forms into containers for fiction. Before taking a short break for lunch, we will watch several brief videos by physicist Richard Feynman illustrating the importance of curiosity and investigation to any creative endeavor. During the second part of the day, we will generate new writing through several short writing exercises. Besides creating new work, one of the goals of this studio is to emphasize that fiction can take an endless variety of forms.
This one-day studio is geared towards drafting new work and finding new ways to approach your craft. The pieces you’ll be drafting will be about, or inspired by, readings and prompts the instructor will share.
Instructor: Evelyn Hampton
Dec. 6, 10:30am-2:30pm
Location: 186 Carpenter Street Providence RI 02903
On October 24 Sara Tourjee will be hosting an incredible line up of artist performers generously joining together to make your brains explode. Performers include her sister, Diana Tourjee, and friends, Ren Evans, Casey Llewellyn, Catherine Siller, and Vincent Brewer.
We hope you will be there too. Bring your artists, bring your friends!