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.
December 11, 2013
Featuring: Jane Springer, Assistant Professor of English, and Kina Viola, class of 2014, along with open mic participants.
Jane Springer, assistant professor of English, received her Ph.D. in creative writing from Florida State University. Her first book, Dear Blackbird, won the Agha Shahid Ali prize for poetry (University of Utah Press, 2007). Other honors she's received include Pushcart nominations, an AWP Intro Award, a “best emerging writer” award from the CLMP, and the Robert Penn Warren prize for poetry. She is a current recipient for an NEA fellowship and you may read more about her on the NEA’s “Writer’s Corner” at: http://www.arts.gov/features/Writers/index.html. Her academic interests include Southern literature, contemporary poetry, and poetics.
Kina Viola hails from White Plains, New York and can't wait to get out of the suburbs. This past summer, she received an Emerson Grant to study and write about infinity with Assistant Professor of Philosophy Russell Marcus. She is interested in hybrid forms, book arts, sustainable agriculture, wine, and good stories. Kina also edits Hamilton's literary magazine, Red Weather.
Viola, Kina – 1:52
Ha, Lauren – 17:30
Intro to Creative Writing Class (Jules Gibbs): Munger, David; Moriarty, Thomas; Strauss, Liza; Ughetta, Elizabeth; Cieplicki, Kate; Martin, Andrew – 18:50
Rufo, John – 24:30
Thickstun, Margie – 27:45
Guttman, Naomi – 30:07
Williams, Jay – 31:35
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