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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: 7:00–9:00 p.m.
Reception for each event: 5:00–6:00 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 // 7:00 p.m.
Student Center in Wulsin Hall on Arapahoe Campus // 2130 Arapahoe Avenue

Low-Res Reading

Gabrielle Civil 

Friday, October 14, 2016 // 7:00 p.m.
Nalanda Events Center // 6287 Arapahoe Avenue

First 4x4 Reading at Naropa University

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - First Reading // 7:00 p.m.
Reception following
Location: Nalanda Events Center // 6287 Arapahoe Avenue

  • Naropa University - Megan Heise
  • CSU-Ft. Collins - Meghan Pipe
  • DU-Denver - Natalie Rogers
  • CU-Boulder - Kailey-Alyssa Tucker 

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 Alcalá

Monday, February 6, 2017 // 7:00 p.m.
Nalanda Events Center // 6287 Arapahoe Avenue

Previous Allen Ginsberg Visiting Fellows

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

AWP reading

Jack Kerouac students & alumnx

Saturday, February 11, 2017 // 1:30pm                                                                                                                          
Cody D. Todd Memorial Stage, Washington DC Convention Center

Second 4x4 Reading at CSU-Ft Collins

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017 - Second Reading // 7pm                                                                                                   
Location:  CSU, Gregory Allicar Museum of Art-- University Center for the Arts (UCA)            

  • Naropa University - Anisah Ali
  • CSU-Ft. Collins - Ryann Peats
  • DU-Denver - Ashley Colley
  • CU-Boulder - Whitney Kerutis

Low-Res Lecture & Reading

Kazim Ali

Friday, March 3, 2017 // 7:00 p.m.
Nalanda Events Center // 6287 Arapahoe Avenue

Third 4x4 Reading at CU Boulder

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 // 7:00 p.m.                                                                                                                                  
Location: Norlin Library British & Irish Studies Room // 184 UCB, 1720 Pleasant Street, Boulder, CO 80309-0184                                                                  

  • CU-Boulder - Sarah Thompson                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
  • Naropa University – Marie Conlan                                                                                                                                                                                                    
  • DU-Denver - Alicia Mountain                                                                                                                                                                           
  • CSU-Ft. Collins - Lauren Matheny

Leslie Scalapino Lecturer in Innovative Poetics

Caroline Bergvall & student reading

Monday, March 13, 2017 // 7:00 p.m.
Nalanda Events Center // 6287 Arapahoe Avenue

Symposium Spring 2017

Panel: Kristen Kreider, Truong Tran, Danielle Dutton, Andre Ardibe Bradley, with chair Karolina Zapal, MFA candidate

Tuesday, March 14, 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, Truong Tran, Danielle Dutton, Andre Ardibe Bradley

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 // 7:00 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 

Fourth 4x4 Reading at DU – Denver

 Tuesday, April 4, 2017 // 7:00 p.m.                                                                                                                                          
Location: DU Campus in Sturm Hall                                                                                                                                             

  • DU-Denver - Mark Mayer                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
  • Naropa University – Shawnie Hamer                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
  • CSU-Ft Collins - Zach Yanowitz                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
  • CU-Boulder - Jessica Lawson

Women of Naropa

Anne Waldman, Eleni Sikelianos, Laura Wright, Michelle Naka Pierce, J'Lyn Chapman, & others

Friday, April 7, 2017 // 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Nalanda Events Center // 6287 Arapahoe Avenue 

Naropa Writing Center Reading

Healing: A Reading

Wednesday, April 19, 2017  // 7:00 p.m.
Nalanda Atrium // 6287 Arapahoe Avenue  

2017 BA/MFA Graduation Reading

Friday, May 12, 2017 // BA from 5:00–6:00 p.m. // MFA from 7:00–9:30 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!