Monday, February 14, 2011

Naropa Summer Writing Program Schedule

This is as good a time as any to remind everyone about the legendary Naropa Summer Writing Program and lay down this summer's list of visiting luminaries.

Week 1 (June 13–19) titled "Gender & Hybridity, and Should We Consider the Cyborg?" brings you the likes of Ana Bozicevic & Amy King, Rebecca Brown, Melissa Buzzeo, Samuel R. Delany, Rob Halpern, Bhanu Kapil, Erica Kaufman, Akilah Oliver, Maureen Owen, Vanessa Place, Max Regan, Julia Seko, giovanni singleton & others.

Week 2 (June 20–26) titled "Fictions: The Story (Narrative and Anti-Narrative)" has Anselm Berrigan, Junior Burke, Rikki Ducornet, Colin Frazer, C.S. Giscombe, Renee Gladman, Anselm Hollo, Laird Hunt, Stephen Graham Jones, David Matlin, Kabir Mohanty & Sharmistha Mohanty, Evie Shockley, Karen Weiser, Ronaldo V. Wilson, Karen Tei Yamashita & more.

Week 3 (June 27–July 3) titled "Ecology, Urgency, Dharma/Activist Poetics", we've got Jack Collom, Andrew Schelling, Marcella Durand, Lara Durback, Jennifer Foerster, Barbara Henning, Laura Mullen, Jed Rasula, Selah Saterstrom, Eleni Sikelianos, Jonathan Skinner, Eleni Stecopoulos, Tyrone Williams & more.

Week 4 (July 4–10) titled "Economics of the Counter-Culture: Performance, Publishing, Collaboration" has got some music heavy-hitters, with Hal Willner, Thurston Moore, Steven Taylor and DJ Spooky, alongside some of Naropa's long-time guard, Anne Waldman, Bobbie Louise Hawkins, Lewis Warsh, Eileen Myles, not to mention, Rick Moody, Harryette Mullen, , Margaret Randall, Jane Sprague, Wesley Tanner, Ambrose Bye, & others.

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[Get schooled by Thurston Moore, who makes his first appearance in the Summer Writing Program's lineup, Week 4, July 4-10]


  1. One thing I can say, DON'T pay Naropa University a dime! They scam a lot of students out of money for very little return.

  2. Hey Jessica, Sorry to hear that was yr experience there. Definitely wasn't mine. Of course as with most places there are good years and bad years. I would write them if I were you and give them feedback on it! - Peter