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Summer Writing Program Week 2 :: June 17–22 :: Ruins: Ceremony & Speculation

Framed by the ever-increasing damage to the biosphere, and forces of war and genocide, the world is haunted ruins; and it’s there on that terror-ground we find ourselves troubled by questions: how precisely can writing address this era of ruined realities of persons, animals, spirits and cities; what are the songs and ceremonies that could give access to an “equal music,” a music that does justice to the world at the brink, the person pressed to the edge of all living, the disappearance of almost innumerable species; what are the rituals & ceremonies that have sustained creativity and poesis from the beginning of culture as a material practice; what ceremonies are called for now, and which are the ones that will open to living formations and reconstruction. Read more.

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  • Jun 17, 2024 @ 9:00 am

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Naropa University Arapahoe Campus
2130 Arapahoe Avenue
Boulder, CO 80302 United States

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