Naropa University and Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics Present 2013 Summer Writing Program Week Three: "Kulchur Connections and Beyond"

BOULDER, Colo. (June 25, 2013)--Naropa University and the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics present Week Three of the 2013 Summer Writing Program, taking place July 16-20, 2013. Titled "Kulchur Connections and Beyond," this week features poets and writers whose work has strategically addressed other cultures through translation, educational projects, investigative poetics, and cross-cultural collaborations of all kinds.

Week Three features workshops facilitated by noted writers and artists such as C.S. Giscombe, Tonya Foster, and Meena Alexander, among others, as well as readings, lectures, and panels featuring Jack Kerouac School and guest faculty members, students, and respected guests.

Reading Schedule for Summer Writing Program Week Three:

Unless otherwise noted, all readings are free and open to the public and begin at 7:30 p.m. at Naropa's Performing Arts Center, 2130 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder.

Tuesday, July 16: Faculty reading featuring Tonya Foster, Bhanu Kapil and Andrea Spain, Omar Berraga and Sarah Riggs, and Víctorández Cruz

Wednesday, July 17: Student reading

Thursday, July 18: Faculty reading featuring Junior Burke, Michelle Naka Pierce and Chris Pusateri, Tim Atkins, and Eleni Sikelianos

Friday, July 19: Student reading

Saturday, July 20: Faculty reading featuring Lisa Birman, Meena Alexander, M. Nourbese Philip, and C.S. Giscombe

Naropa University's Summer Writing Program (SWP) provides three distinct forums: writing workshops directed by guest and resident faculty; lectures, readings, panels, and colloquia; and conferences in which students discuss their writings and ideas one-on-one with a faculty member. The traditional roles of "teacher" and "student" break down as communication and learning flows between writer and writer.

The SWP is the birthplace of the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics, founded in 1974 by Anne Waldman and the late Allen Ginsberg, with input from Dianne DiPrima. It has always been aligned with experimental open forms and practices of avant-garde postmodernist writing, examining movements in creative writing practice that have revolutionized "the word," bringing it closer to the human body and human voice. For more information on the Summer Writing Program, please contact 303-245-4665, or visit

Naropa University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Naropa University is a private, nonprofit, nonsectarian liberal arts institution dedicated to advancing contemplative education. This approach to learning integrates the best of Eastern and Western educational traditions, helping students to know themselves more deeply and engage constructively with others. The university comprises a four-year undergraduate college and graduate programs in the arts, education, environmental leadership, psychology, and religious studies.