Monday, October 24, 2011

This Thursday: Bruce George

This sounds like a great event — I certainly recommend it for all English majors who want to round out their study of English with a really contemporary perspective, crossing disciplinary and genre boundaries. Many thanks to Michael Gaut, one of our own highly talented English majors, and David Blackburn, our MISA coordinator.

Lecture by by Bruce George
3:30pm on Thursday, October 27th
Third floor, Bisgrove

Mr. George is an NU alumnus and originator/co-creator of the Grammy Award Winning HBO Production "Def Poetry Jam." He is also a former national slam poetry champ and an entrepreneur holding several positions which promote spoken-word arts and urban-inspired literature.  He co-edited (and had work featured in) "Bandana Republic," a collection of poetry and other writings compiled from former gang members and their affiliates. 

Mr. George's lecture will explore the influences and effects on and of art in the forms of (but not limited to) cartoons and other television, film, and literature.  For his unique involvement with modern poetry and his various creative writing endeavors, the events organized during his visit might be of particular interest to students in the English and Writing Studies programs.

Later that evening, in the same location, Mr. George will conduct a creative writing workshop at 6pm, followed by a poetry showcase at 7:30 where students will be encouraged to read from that which they have wrote or from previously written material. 

(See related post on this blog for October 14, 2011.)

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