Writing From the Margins

Date: 04/14/2016 - 04/16/2016
Time: 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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The Writing from the Margins Literary Studies Institute is a public program created by Bloomfield College’s Division of the Humanities. The Institute brings together an array of contemporary writers who engage themes of marginalization and under-representation of diverse voices in literature. Through an exciting line-up of writing workshops, panel discussions, and readings, Writing from the Margins connects writers and readers in a dynamic exploration of the power and potential of literature representing the diversity of human experience.

  • Literary workshops and discussions led by distinguished writers and scholars
  • Keynote address by Natasha Trethewey (United States Poet Laureate, 2012-2014)
  • Activities for high schoolers, college students, and lifelong learners
  • Community readings
  • Free and open to the public

Sign Up here: http://www.bloomfield.edu/margins-2016

EVENT SCHEDULE

All Friday & Saturday events will be held in the Bloomfield College Library unless otherwise noted

Thursday, April 14

  • 4 – 6 pm Welcome Reception
  • 6 – 7 pm Keynote address by Natasha Trethewey

Friday, April 15

  • 10:00 – 11:00 am Workshops 1
  • 11:00 – 12:00 pm Workshops 2
  • 12:30 – 1:30 pm Facilitated Q&A with Natasha Trethewey
  • 1:30 – 2 pm Book signing by Natasha Trethewey
  • 3:00 – 4:00 pm Institute Scholars readings
  • 4:00 – 5:00 pm Scholars Roundtable
  • 5:00 – 6:00 pm Scholars’ book signings/ community readings

Saturday, April 16 

  • 10:00 – 11:00 am Workshops 3
  • 11:00 – 12:00 pm Workshops 4
  • 3 – 4 pm Afternoon Workshop Sessions
  • 4:30 – 5:30 pm Public Reading
  • 6 – 7:30pm Closing Reception