Naropa University’s Summer Writing Program Presents Grand Finale: "When the Walls of the City Shake"


Meredith Monk to Headline Star-Packed Week of Public Events


June 23, 2014 (Boulder, CO): Naropa University has launched the fourth and final week of its 40th Annual Summer Writing Program with a star-studded roster that includes internationally renowned performance artist Meredith Monk, Steven Taylor of the Fugs, Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth, Summer Writing Program co-founder Anne Waldman, and jazz musician Marty Ehrlich, among others. The full public schedule appears below. The free performances take place at Naropa's Performing Arts Center, 2130 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder.

"Naropa University is extremely proud to host Meredith Monk, who has been a longtime friend to Naropa and the Boulder community, and all the artists and performers who will be in Boulder this week," said President Charles G. Lief of Naropa University. "For forty years, Naropa has convened world-class musicians, performers, artists, writers, and poets, and this year's series of events promises to be one of our best ever."

"The Summer Writing Program and Naropa's Jack Kerouac School have a long and proud legacy of attracting some of the world's most innovative performers, writers, and poets, and we are thrilled to cap off this year's program," said Anne Waldman, co-founder of the Jack Kerouac School at Naropa University. "The Summer Writing Program's final week honors Naropa's commitment to collaboration across diverse artistic disciplines."

Public Schedule:

Tuesday, June 24 at 7:30 p.m.:
Mary Burger
, writer & visual artist
Edmund Berrigan, poet & editor
Edwin Torres, poet
Steven Taylor, musician & writer
Douglas Dunn, postmodernist dancer & choreographer

Wednesday, June 25 at 8:00 p.m.: Student readings

Thursday, June 26 at 7:30 p.m.:
Amiri Baraka Memorial Reading
Joseph Richey
, Alternative Radio general manager
Marty Ehrlich, multi-instrumentalist & leading figure in experimental jazz
Erica Hunt, poet, essayist & author
Anne Waldman, poet, performer, editor & teacher; Jack Kerouac School co-founder
Reed Bye, writer & musician
Jennifer Dunbar Dorn, writer & filmmaker
Steven Taylor, musician & writer
David Henderson, poet
Tracie Morris, poet, performer, vocalist & academic
Fast Speaking Music, recording collaboration between Anne Waldman & Ambrose Bye

Friday, June 27 at 7:30 p.m.:
Meredith Monk
, composer, vocalist, & director/choreographer & Theo Bleckmann, vocalist & composer

Saturday, June 28 at 7:30 p.m.:
Anne Waldman
, poet, performer, editor & teacher; Jack Kerouac School co-founder & Ambrose Bye, composer, musician & producer
Caroline Bergvall, artist & writer
Erica Hunt, poet, essayist & author & Marty Ehrlich, multi-instrumentalist & leading figure in experimental jazz
Thurston Moore, founder of Sonic Youth

About Naropa University ( Located in Boulder, Colorado, Naropa University is a private, liberal arts institution offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Celebrating its 40th Anniversary in 2014-15, Naropa University is a leader in contemplative education, an approach to learning and teaching that integrates Eastern wisdom studies with traditional Western scholarship. Naropa University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.