Naropa Summer Writing Program, Boulder, CO
A formal welcome for all 2013 Summer Writing Program students. Meet faculty and your fellow writers and learn important information on your responsibilities as a SWP student.
SYMBIOSIS is our rallying anthem for the summer of 2013 as poets and writers and thinkers and printers and translators and performers make their art with an awareness of the interconnected sym-together, biosis-living of different biological species. By extending the metaphor, we look at the mutualistic relationship of our own imaginations.
The Summer Writing Program is a four-week-long convocation of students, poets, fiction writers, scholars, translators, performance artists, activists, Buddhist teachers, musicians, printers, editors and others working in small press publishing. Programming includes workshops, lectures, panels, readings, special events, and more.
In dialogue with renowned practitioners, students engage in the composition of poetry, prose fiction, cross-genre possibilities, inter-arts, translation and writing for performance. Participants work in daily contact with some of the most accomplished and notoriously provocative writers of our time, meeting individually and in small groups, so that both beginning and experienced writers find equal challenge in the program.
All four weeks (or any combination of weeks) are open to any interested participant for noncredit. Students from other institutions or degree programs may also elect to attend for undergraduate or graduate credit.