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The Writers Forum at SUNY Brockport

Spring 1997— 26th Season

Founded in 1967 as a function of the Department of English, the Forum is recognized as on of the outstanding series of readings in this country. Its guest have included many distinguished poets, writers, and critics. In addition to its program of readings, the Forum sponsors residencies, workshops, symposia and festivals--all dedicated to the art of writing. A unique audiovisual project initiated in 1968 by the Department of English, with the assistance of the Educational Communications Center, The Writers Forum Videotape Library currently numbers over 300 interviews, readings, and discussions of craft with major contemporaries. The collection has recieved national recognition as an educational and scholarly archive, and is believed to be the finest such record of contemporary American poetry in existence.

The Brockport Writers Forum announces a Special 30th Anniversary Celebration Series

"Writing in Cultural Context(s)"

The New York Room, Cooper Hall
8:00 p.m.
*Free Admission*Receptions Follow*

Supported by the Committee on Global Interdependence and Cultural Diversity

Wed., January 29

Keynote Guest
Denis Donoghue: Irish Man of Letters
Author of many books including: Reading America; We Irish;
Warrenpoint (a memoir of growing up Catholic in the Protestant North)

Wed., February 12

Stephen Dunn: Poet of Suburban America
Most recent collection: Loosestrife (1996)

Tues., February 18

Sherman Alexie: Fiction Writer
Native American author of best-sellers
The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven,
Reservation Blues and Indian Killer

Wed., March 12

Thylias Moss: Poet
MacArthur Fellowship awardee
African-American Author of Small Congregations: Selected Poems

Wed., April 9

Diana Hume George: Essayist
Pulitzer Prize Nominee
Author of The Lonely Other: A Woman Watching America

Wed., April 16

Peter Marchant: Honoring our Emeritus Professor
An English/Jewish Experience of World War II

April 30

Special Seminar with Michael Joyce, author of Two Minds: Hypertext, Pedalogy, and Poetry

For further information:

Ralph Black/Anne Panning, Writers Forum
350 New Campus Drive
Brockport, NY 14420
Phone: (585) 395-5713