Monday, May 22, 2006

IU Writers' Conference

The Indiana University Writers' Conference is coming up in about three weeks, right here in lovely Bloomington. I am not attending the conference this year, though I've had some good experiences there in the past -- nothing that's felt as pivotal as last year's workshop in P-town, but I've had excellent teachers like Carolyn Kizer, Cleopatra Mathis, and Lucia Perillo.

Anyway, the evening reading series is free and open to the public, so I will probably attend most or maybe all of those. Here's the schedule for anyone who might be within driving distance and interested in catching some good readings. Looks like they have a new location this year, in the Chemistry Building (next to Ballantine Hall, if you're familiar with the IU campus) -- not sure why they aren't using the normal location in the Union building this year -- that's odd.

Like last year, the IUWC takes place right before I go to Provincetown. June will be poetry overload month for me, for sure. And hooray for that.

4 comments:

Montgomery Maxton said...

you have a very enjoyable journal.

Garbo said...

When they held the conference at the Union, were the readings in the Frangipani Room?

Anne said...

Montgomery: Thanks! :) Do stop by again.

Garbo: Nope, they were in the Whittenberger Auditorium. Long ago (like in the early eighties) the readings were in the public library auditorium, or at least for one or two years in there -- but for the last 20-ish years they've been in Whittenberger.

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