More Poetry, Music & well, More!
Save the Date! Bring your friends! Participate!
On Sunday, April 17, 2011 at Gregor Studio, 311 N. Main St, in downtown Bloomington, the Creative Writing Program and the Department of English in partnership with Gregor Studio will host @Salon--an interdisciplinary artists salon. A theater of conversation and exchange, akin to the literary salons of the 17th and 18th century, this event will bring together artists from the university and the larger Bloomington-Normal community and beyond for an afternoon of literature, music, visual arts and more--including light refreshments (wine and cheese, CDs for sale & chapbooks maybe). The event will run from approximately 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm.
The salon program will include a welcome by the Gregors, music by Eva Hunter and a reading by poet Adrian Matejka, professor at SIU Edwardsville and author of the 2008 National Poetry Series selection Mixology. We'll also be showcasing selected works by several other area artists, including pieces by Brian Collier.
As a highlight of the salon, we plan to feature presentations of works-in-progress. The works will then be discussed by salon attendees using Liz Lerman's Format for Critical Response, a format for feedback that affords the artist an active role in the dialogue.
Feel free to contact Duriel E. Harris with any questions.