Some interests never die — and for Susan Grimm, her interests lie in beginnings, endings, titles and white space.
The Chautauqua Writers’ Center will close out its 2014 season with visits from prose writer-in-residence Evan Fallenberg and poet-in-residence Susan Grimm.
When most people apply for a job, they might list a former boss or a well-connected friend as reference. John Hoppenthaler could list Pulitzer Prize winners Toni Morrison and Natasha Trethewey as his.
The Chautauqua Writers’ Center workshops for Week Eight will focus on introducing students to contemporary poetry and running successful writing blogs.
There are moments that people miss everyday, shards of meaning that become drowned out by noise. Poet Charlotte Matthews thinks it is these small moments that can enlighten and even heal people.
The Chautauqua Writers’ Center workshops for Week Seven will center on the impact that travel has on writing and the importance of preserving moments.
Poet Richard Hugo said in his essay “The Triggering Town” that poets should create an imaginary town and write poems out of it.
Prose writer-in-residence Richard Terrill will lead a workshop called “Writing about Music,” and poet-in-residence Robert Ostrom will lead a workshop called “Personal Landscapes for Poets.” Terrill and Ostrom will also give readings at 3:30 p.m. Sunday on the porch of the Literary Arts Center at Alumni Hall.
Robert Lowell, Sylvia Plath, Theodore Roethke, Anne Sexton and W.D. Snodgrass — these names represent some of the most prominent figures in American poetry during the mid-20th century. Poet-in-residence Andrew Mulvania plans to link them all together with his Brown Bag lecture, called “The Kaleidoscopic Self: The Autobiographical Sequence” at 12:15 p.m. today on the front porch of the Literary Arts Center at Alumni Hall.
The Chautauqua Writers’ Center workshops for Week Five will center on heightening emotions, the basics of poetry and playwriting.