Summer Writing Program
Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics
to the Anthropocene!
June 2nd-28th, 2014
Poetry - Fiction - Translation - Letterpress Printing
Naropa University's SWP 2014 will feature the overall theme of "Anthropocene"- the world Age where everything is woefully affected and conditioned by Man. We will examine how to shift the frequency in our writing practice and in our communities so as to call attention to the urgency of guardianship of our planet's stability and sanity as best we can.
Weekly themes: Documentary Poetics, the Interface between Writing and Research; Dharma Imagination; Roots, Elders, Archives, Topologies; and Performance: When the Walls of the City Shake.
The Summer Writing Program is a four-week-long convocation of students, poets, fiction writers, scholars, translators, performance artists, activists, Buddhist teachers, musicians, printers, editors and others working in small press publishing. Programming includes workshops, lectures, panels, readings, special events, and more.
In dialogue with renowned practitioners, students engage in the composition of poetry, prose fiction, cross-genre possibilities, inter-arts, translation and writing for performance. Participants work in daily contact with some of the most accomplished and notoriously provocative writers of our time, meeting individually and in small groups, so that both beginning and experienced writers find equal challenge in the program.
All four weeks (or any combination of weeks) are open to any interested participant for noncredit. Students from other institutions or degree programs may also elect to attend for undergraduate or graduate credit.
Artistic Director and curator: Anne Waldman
SWP Coordinator: Andrea Rexilius
For information on program curriculum contact: Andrea Rexilius
For general information contact: Kyle Pivarnik
Naropa University welcomes participants with disabilities. Please contact Andrea Rexilius at 303-546-5296 or email@example.com to inquire about accessibility and disability accommodations needed to participate fully in this event before May 15th.