Keynote Speakers Announced for Sixth Annual Symposium on Wildness, Wilderness & the Creative Imagination
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The 6th Annual Symposium on Wildness, Wilderness, & the Creative Imagination will feature readings, panel discussions, documentary films, receptions, and booksignings. Symposium events will be held on the Iowa State University campus, Memorial Union, from Friday, January 29 - Sunday, January 31, 2010.
The MFA Program in Creative Writing and Environment at Iowa State University is pleased to announce that noted environmental authors, Terry Tempest Williams (author of Refuge and Finding Beauty in a Broken World) and Rick Bass (author of The Watch and Ninemile Wolves among others) will deliver evening keynote addresses during the 6th Annual Symposium on Wildness, Wilderness & the Creative Imagination. The theme of this year's symposium is Things Fall Apart: Finding Beauty in a Broken World.
Iowa State University faculty,Benjamin Percy (author of The Language of Elk and Refresh, Refresh) and Mary Swander (State of Iowa Poet Laureate and author of Driving the Body Back, Out of This World, and The Desert Pilgrim) will also deliver readings.
Four-time national slam poetry champion and national book award finalist, Patricia Smith (author of Blood Dazzler and Teahouse of the Almighty) will read from her latest work on the environmental devastation following Hurrican Katrina. Documentary filmmaker, Noah Hutton, will be on site to show and discuss his documentary film about the repercussions on a small community of a recent oil find on the North American continent, Crude Independence.
All Events are Free & Open to Public
♦ College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Iowa State University
♦ Creative Writers' Milieu (CWM)
♦ Committee on Lectures (funded by GSB)