Events

Events

In addition to our core faculty, the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics invites more than sixty guest faculty members and writers each year, including the Allen Ginsberg Visiting Fellow, the Leslie Scalapino Lecturer in Innovative Poetics, What Where Series, and the Jack Kerouac School Symposium. These events foster an intensely creative environment for students to develop their writing projects in conversation with a community of writers.

See what's happening this week or view our complete events schedule here.

Upcoming and Recent Guests 

What Where Series Fall 2016

Performances: 7:30–9:30 p.m.
Reception for each event: 5:00–7:00 p.m. in the Nalanda Atrium
Nalanda Events Center // 6287 Arapahoe Avenue

  • September 13 with MC Jade Lascelles - Gabrielle Civil, Chris Pusateri, Mairead Case & Karolina Zapal
  • September 20 with MC Jeffery Pethybridge - Amy Wright, Sueyeun Juliette Lee, Sarah Richards Graba & Jenni Ashby
  • October 4 with MC Michelle Naka Pierce - Eugene Lim, Jeffery Pethybridge, Sara Veglahn & Gabrielle Lessans
  • October 18 with MC Sarah Richards Graba - Muriel Leung, J'Lyn Chapman, Jade Lascelles & Danielle Ferrara
Previous What Where Series
  • Camille Dungy, Lydia Yuknvitch, Danielle Pafunda, Carolina Ebeid 
  • Azareen Van Der Vliet Oloomi, Michael Friedman, Raza Ali Hasan
  • Cody-Rose Clevidence, Lisa Birman, Dan Beachy-Quick
  • Tina Brown Celona, Bin Ramke, and Miranda Mellis
  • Janice Gould, Kurt Gutjahr, and Rachel Levitsky
  • Teresa Carmody, HR Hegnauer, and CAConrad
  • Maureen Owen, Stephen Graham Jones, and TC Tolbert
  • Ruth Ellen Kocher, Reed Bye, and Megan Kaminski
  • Amina Cain, Jai Arun Ravine, and Lisa Linn Kanae
  • John Keene, Laura Mullen, and Carmen Gimenez Smith
  • Mark Amerika, J'Lyn Chapman, and Michael du Plessis
  • Lily Hoang, J Michael Martinez, and Idris Goodwin
  • Eric Baus, Joanna Ruocco, and Lidia Yuknavitch
  • Chris Pusateri, Serena Chopra, and Khadijah Queen 

100 Thousand Poets for Change Marathon Reading & Food Drive

September 22, 2016 // 7:30 p.m.
Student Center in Wulsin Hall on Arapahoe Campus // 2130 Arapahoe Avenue

Low-Res Reading

Lidia Yuknavitch 

Friday, October 14, 2016 // 7:30 p.m.
Nalanda Events Center // 6287 Arapahoe Avenue

4x4

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - First Reading // 7:30 p.m.
(Additional readings at participating campus in Spring 2017 - TBA)
Reception following
Nalanda Events Center // 6287 Arapahoe Avenue

  • Naropa University - Megan Heise
  • CSU-Ft. Collins - TBA
  • DU-Denver - TBA
  • CU-Boulder - TBA 

2016 BA/MFA Graduation Reading 

Friday, December 9, 2016 // BA from 5:00–6:00 p.m. // MFA from 7:30–9:30 p.m.
Reception following  
Performing Arts Center on Arapahoe Campus // 2130 Arapahoe Avenue
 

Spring 2017

Lecture and Reading by Allen Ginsberg Visiting Fellow

Visiting Fellow: Rosa Alcala’

Monday, February 6, 2017 // 7:30 p.m.
Nalanda Events Center // 6287 Arapahoe Avenue

Previous Allen Ginsberg Visiting Fellows

  • Kevin Killian
  • Lisa Robertson
  • Harryette Mullen
  • Alice Notley
  • Lyn Hejinian 

Low-Res Lecture & Reading

Kazim Ali

Friday, March 3, 2017 // 7:30 p.m.
Nalanda Events Center // 6287 Arapahoe Avenue

Leslie Scalapino Lecturer in Innovative Poetics

Caroline Bergvall

Monday, March 13, 2017 // 7:30 p.m.
Nalanda Events Center // 6287 Arapahoe Avenue

Symposium Spring 2017

Panel:  Kristen Kreider,  John Keene, and Danielle Dutton

Monday, March 13, 2017 // 2:00 p.m.
Student Center in Wulsin Hall on Arapahoe Campus // 2130 Arapahoe Avenue 

Symposium Reading Plus Leslie Scalapino Awardee

Caroline Bergvall,  Kristen Kreider, John Keene, and Danielle Dutton

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 // 7:30 p.m.
Nalanda Events Center // 6287 Arapahoe Avenue 

Previous Symposia
  • I / Not I: Symposium on Identity Poetics: Kazim Ali, Ana Merino, Ronaldo Wilson, Dorothy Wang
  • Queer Poetics 2014: Ana Bozicevic, Tim Trace Peterson, Teresa Carmody, and Lucas de Lima on Queer Poetics
  • Territory 2013: Kass Fleisher, Sueyeun Juliette Lee,Craig Santos Perez, and Juliana Spahr
  • Violence and Community 2012: David Buuck, Melissa Buzzeo, Gabrielle Civil, Kate Zambreno
  • Frederick P. Lenz Distinguished Lecturer in American Buddhism: Gary Snyder 

Naropa Writing Center Reading

Guests TBA

Wednesday, April 12, 2017  // 7:30 p.m.
Nalanda Events Center // 6287 Arapahoe Avenue 

Women of Naropa

Guests TBA

Thursday, April 20, 2017 // 7:30 p.m.
Nalanda Events Center // 6287 Arapahoe Avenue 

2017 BA/MFA Graduation Reading

Friday, May 12, 2017 // BA from 5:00–6:00 p.m. // MFA from 7:30–9:30 p.m.
Reception following 
Performing Arts Center on Arapahoe Campus // 2130 Arapahoe Avenue
 

Summer Writing Program

Watch some of these events on Something on Paper or read micro-reviews on the Jack Kerouac School blog!