2015 Schedule

PANELS

Monday, April 27

6:00 PM: The Making of Citizen with Claudia Rankine

Poet and scholar Claudia Rankine (author of National Book Critics Circle Award-winner and National Book Award-finalist Citizen: An American Lyric as well as Don't Let Me Be Lonely: An American Lyric) will read from Citizen and narrate the process involved in selecting, "doctoring," and integrating the artworks throughout the work. Co-sponsored by the Woodberry Poetry Room.

Edison Newman Room, Houghton Library

8:00 PM: The Rise of Literary Television with Mad Men Creator Matthew Weiner

Join Matthew Weiner, executive producer and head writer of AMC's hit TV show Mad Men, as he discusses the advent of literary programming in television over the past several years.

Sever Hall, Room 113 (new location) *** This event is not ticketed, however, space is limited. If arriving early, please be cognizant of the classes taking place in Sever Hall.

Tuesday, April 28

12:00 PM: Patients, Doctors, and Stories: Intersections of Literature and Medicine

The experience of illness - the challenge to self it often represents - often divides patients, loved ones, and clinicians. How can literature help bridge the gap?  Featuring Rafael Campo, Suzanne Koven, Meghan O'Rourke, and Karen Thornber.

Thompson Room, Barker Center

2:00 PM: Breaking In with Recent Harvard Alumni

Hoping to see your work in print? Recent Harvard alumni share their tips and tricks for getting your writing out there. Panel to feature alumni Jesse Barron, Emily Graff, Kendall Kulper, and Margaret Ross.

Thompson Room, Barker Center

8:00 PM: re-verse: A Participatory Evening of Poetry

Join us for the opening celebration of re~verse, a collaborative, location-based sound installation created by artist Halsey Burgund in conjunction with metaLAB (at) Harvard. Accessed through an iPhone app, the work offers fragments of recorded poetry from Woodberry Poetry Room's archive - voices of renowned poets past and present - which crowd together at the gates of Harvard's historic Yard, questioning, demanding, conversing in chorus with music and with one another across stanzas and centuries. During this event, those dynamic and vital voices will fill the Thompson Room in Barker Center as participants immerse in, contribute to, and stand among a growing, unfolding work (or working) of art.

Thompson Room, Barker Center

Wednesday, April 29

12:00 PM: The LitMag: Getting Published, Getting Involved

In this panel discussion and Q & A session, the editors of Ploughshares, Harvard Review, and Post Road give a behind-the-scenes account of what it takes to edit and publish a literary magazine, and what they look for in contributions. Featuring Christina Thompson, Ladette Randolph, and Christopher Boucher, and moderated by Greg Harris, editor of Pangyrus.

Thompson Room, Barker Center

3:00 PM: Building Lives/Building Careers with John Berendt '61

Award-winning author of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil and Pulitzer Prize finalist John Berendt, class of '61, shares his thoughts on building a rich life in and around writing.

The Arts Cafe at Barker Center

Thursday, April 30

2:00 PM: Writing (at) Radcliffe

Join writers Geraldine Brooks, V.V. Ganeshananthan, and Justin Torres as they discuss their work and their time as Fellows at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.

Thompson Room, Barker Center

Workshops

Tuesday, April 28

4:00 PM 
Lives, Narratives, Medicine—A Workshop 

This writing workshop, led by Massachusetts General Hospital physician and writer Suzanne Koven, explores through narrative the encounter of self with illness, doctor with patient, body with mortality. 

Thompson Room, Barker Center

Wednesday, April 29

2:00 PM: The Art of Sijo: A Workshop in Korean Short Poetry with David McCann

Join professor and poet David McCann as he explores the creative possibilities of sijo, an ancient Korean poetic form still in use today.

The Arts Cafe at Barker Center

5:00 PM: Speak Out Loud Workshop

Create original works of spoken word poetry with guidance from Harvard's own Speak Out Loud!

The Arts Cafe at Barker Center

Friday, May 1

2:00 PM: Fiction Workshop with Heidi Pitlor

Author and Editor Heidi Pitlor leads a fiction workshop for those writers hoping to create short stories or novels.

The Arts Cafe at Barker Center