Hamilton College's Burke Library presents Apple & Quill: Creative Arts at Burke, an innovative series focusing on creative writing, music, and the visual arts. With support from Hamilton’s Digital Humanities Initiative (DHi) and Audiovisual Services, the series is recorded and archived for future teaching and research opportunities. The fall 2013 lineup showcased creative writing by Hamilton's own faculty and students.
October 9, 2013
Featuring: Tina Hall, Associate Professor of English, and Sarah Sgro, of the class of 2014, and open mic participants.
Sarah Sgro: 1:30
Tina Hall: 19:30
Will Newman: 35:10
John Rufo: 38:25
Margie Thickstun: 42:50
Liza Strauss: 44:15
Jim Anesta: 46:00
Lisa Forrest: 48:10
Tina May Hall is a fiction writer who loves monsters, fairy tales, and dark chocolate. Her collection of short stories, The Physics of Imaginary Objects, won the 2010 Drue Heinz Literature Prize. Her stories have appeared in 3rd Bed, Quarterly West, Black Warrior Review, Descant, The Collagist, and other journals. She lives in a creaky old house populated by coal-black mice and cocoa-pilfering ghosts.
Sarah Sgro is a senior from Rye Brook, NY who enjoys writing that confronts such themes as family, fertility, and sexuality in raw and unconventional ways. This past summer, she received an Emerson grant allowing her to study the domestic grotesque in contemporary fiction and poetry, a genre she is continuing to explore in her Honors seminar. In July of 2012, she attended the New York State Summer Writers Institute at Skidmore College and participated in poetry workshops led by Campbell McGrath, Rosanna Warren, and Peg Boyers. She studied in Rome, Italy during the second half of her junior year, encouraging her desire to one day be an adept consumer of food and wine. More than most things, she enjoys playing Jenga, studying the menus of her favorite restaurants, and singing folk songs with her best friends.
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