Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Colloquium Opportunities for Summer & Fall

EVENT: Teaching College Writing
DATE: Wed. July 27
TIME: 5:00pm-5:45pm
LOCATION: LU Cultural Center Room 15 (lower level in the back corner)
OVERVIEW: Beth Mead will provide information for those who plan to teach college composition classes, including how to get a job (CV/applying/interviewing) and what to teach once you have the job (basics of teaching frosh comp/writing as a process/essay structure/common errors/sample assignments). Also scheduled to appear is LU MFA alum Sarah Jones, who will discuss Adjuncts Unite, her helpful online resource for adjunct instructors.

EVENT: Fiction Reading--John Dalton
DATE: Thur. August 4
TIME: 8:30pm-10pm
LOCATION: LU Cultural Center Room 303
OVERVIEW: John Dalton is the author of the novel, Heaven Lake (Scribner), winner of the Barnes and Noble 2004 Discover Award in fiction and the Sue Kaufman Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. John’s second novel, The Inverted Forest (Scribner), will be published in July 2011. He is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. He has held fellowships at The Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown and The MacDowell Colony. Starting in August 2011, John will direct the UM-St. Louis MFA program.

EVENT: Presentation: Re-Interpreting Sylvia Plath's poem "Daddy" as a tale of Freud, King Brutus, and Conrad's Heart of Darkness
DATE: Thur. August 25
TIME: 5pm-6pm
LOCATION: LU Belleville Campus, Room M205 (located in the main building of the Lindenwood-Belleville campus, directly behind the Lindenwood sign)
OVERVIEW: Plath scholar Julia Gordon-Bramer will present on the mystical structure upon which this poem, and every poem in Ariel, is based--opening up exciting new interpretations for all of Plath's work.

EVENT: Roundtable Reading & Discussion
DATE: Tues. October 25
TIME: 7:00pm-8:30pm
LOCATION: LU Cultural Center Conference Room (main level, across from the auditorium)
OVERVIEW: Published poets who are active in the St. Louis writing community will read from their work and discuss writing, publishing, and local readings. Scheduled to appear: Kelli Allen, Dawn Dupler, and Julia Gordon-Bramer.

All events are free and open to the public.

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