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Free pizza and Fiction Reading by Philip Baruth
5:30 pm Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016
3rd Floor Bridge outside of Wiekamp Hall room 3001

Philip Baruth will give a reading from his book of short stories, American Zombie Beauty. The book was published here on campus by Wolfson Press, the press of the Master of Liberal Studies Program.

Baruth is a professor at the University of Vermont. He is also Majority Leader of the Vermont State Senate. His previous publications include the novels The X President (Bantam 2003), The Brothers Boswell (Soho 2009), and The Millennium Shows (Kearney Street Books, reprinted 2012). His biography of Senator Pat Leahy is forthcoming from the University Press of New England.

Tomorrow night is a great opportunity to learn how to get your work published or how you can join the editorial staff of IUSB’s student publications.

Meet the editors of this year’s journals–Analecta, New Views on Gender, Undergraduate Research Journal, History Journal, and Grad Journal–at the Student Publications Symposium.

Thursday Oct 5, 5:30-6:30 in SAC 225.

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Wolfson Press Poetry News

One of the Wolfson Press poets (and an IUSB graduate), Steve Henn, has a poem coming out in *Rattle* as part of their “Poets Respond” series.
He is one of two winners of this weekly contest, and his poem appears today, the morning after the presidential debate. The contest focuses on poetic responses to current events:

http://www.rattle.com/making-sense-of-this-election-by-steve-henn/

Steve’s third book is forthcoming from Wolfson Press. It’s called Indiana Noble Sad Man of the Year.

Book description:

These poems, a series of snapshots in the life of Steve Henn’s poetry alter ego, “Steve Henn,” collectively capture not just a moment, but a whole history of teaching, parenting, walking around town, getting a canned ham as a Christmas bonus, shooing away door to door solicitors, crushing on a first grade classmate, and wrestling with the world of social media. The book, dedicated to Henn’s four children, includes artwork by each of his kids. By the end of the collection you too may understand why Steve Henn is Indiana Noble Sad Man of the Year.

 

 

 

Jeanette Winterson ON ART:

Art can make a difference because it pulls people up short. It says, don’t accept things for their face value; you don’t have to go along with any of this; you can think for yourself. It gives you a kind of self-reliance. We all feel powerless and we can’t really manage to do anything because there’s just so much. I want to try and cut through those feelings of apathy and powerlessness and be a kind of rallying point, offer a rallying cry, to people who would otherwise feel dispossessed.

Jeanette Winterson ON LANGUAGE:

For me, language is a freedom. As soon as you have found the words with which to express something, you are no longer incoherent, you are no longer trapped by your own emotions, by your own experiences; you can describe them, you can tell them, you can bring them out of yourself and give them to somebody else. That is an enormously liberating experience, and it worries me that more and more people are learning not to use language; they’re giving in to the banalities of the television media and shrinking their vocabulary, shrinking their own way of using this fabulous tool that human beings have refined over so many centuries into this extremely sensitive instrument. I don’t want to make it crude, I don’t want to make it into shopping-list language, I don’t want to make it into simply an exchange of information: I want to make it into the subtle, emotional, intellectual, freeing thing that it is and that it can be.

Read the rest of this awesome interview at: https://www.brainpickings.org/2014/07/21/jeanette-winterson-elinor-wachtel-interview/

 

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Today at 5pm in DW 3001

MN craft talk

Please join us for a double-header celebration of writing and publishing next Thursday and Friday . We will have a publishing panel at 5pm Thursday and our Student Writing Awards on Friday at 7:00. The 2016 issue of Analecta will debut on Friday!

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