Naropa University's Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics Presents Harryette Mullen as 2012-2013 Allen Ginsberg Visiting Fellow

Two days of events will feature a lecture and reading by Harryette Mullen

WHAT: Harryette Mullen, 2012-2013 Allen Ginsberg Visiting Fellow 
WHEN: Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. and Friday, February 22, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. 
WHERE: Performing Arts Center, 2130 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, CO 80302 
COST: Free 
CONTACT: ; 303-546-3581

Harryette Mullen, Allen Ginsberg Visiting FellowBOULDER, Colo. (January 30, 2013)--Naropa University's Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics presents Harryette Mullen, the 2012-2013 Allen Ginsberg Visiting Fellow. Harryette Mullen's visit will begin on Thursday, February 21 with a lecture. The following evening Mullen's events will continue with a reading on Friday, February 22. Both events are free and open to public. A book signing will follow Mullen's reading, during which her limited edition signed broadside and books will be for sale.

The Allen Ginsberg Visiting Fellowship is distinguished from other visiting programs because of its intensive nature. The Fellow's visit includes a reading, instruction, and direct contact with students, who are given access to the writer's expertise, including a weekend practicum. Community-wide events are incorporated into the Fellow's one-week stay, including a reading, a lecture relating to the development of poetry/prose in the 20th and 21st centuries, and a book signing. The Allen Ginsberg Visiting Fellowship is made possible by the generous support of the Committee on Poetry, founded by the late Allen Ginsberg.

Harryette Mullen's poems, short stories, and essays have been published widely and reprinted in over 40 anthologies. Her poetry is included in the Norton Anthology of African American Literature and translated into Spanish, French, Polish, Bulgarian, and Swedish. She is the author of six poetry books, including Blues Baby and Sleeping with the Dictionary, a finalist for a National Book Award, National Book Critics Circle Award, and Los Angeles Times Book Prize. She lives in Los Angeles and teaches at UCLA.

The Jack Kerouac School emphasizes innovative approaches to the literary arts. Our BA in Writing and Literature and MFA in Writing and Poetics programs problematize genre while cultivating contemplative and experimental writing practices. Each year, we invite over 60 guest writers and artists, including the Allen Ginsberg Visiting Fellow and the Leslie Scalapino Memorial Lecturer in Innovative Poetics. This distinguishing feature fosters an intensely creative environment for students to develop their writing projects in conversation with a community of writers.

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.