On Being Impolite: Saying the Unsavoury in Poetry and Prose
|Friday 7th December||2:00 - 3:00||LG 40 Lecture Theatre 1|
Are we in a period when doctrine trumps merit, when representation equals advocacy, when questions are suspect and absolute positions are in demand? If any of these are even partially true, how does the creative writer navigate the shifting minefield of public opprobrium? Maya Angelou (and, apparently, others before her) said, “The bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song.” “Intersections with the Impolite” addresses instances of literary “songs” that offend certain ears. It considers issues arising out of the expression of unsavory statements and questionable perspectives from the angles of both literary history and personal struggle.
Individual session tickets: $18 Full Price // $15 Concession.
This session is also included in a day pass or a 3 day program pass. Day Pass: $50 Full Price // $45 Concession. Program Pass: $120 Full Price // $100 Concession.
Tim Tomlinson is co-founder of the New York Writers Workshop and the co-author of its popular text, The Portable MFA in Creative Writing. He is also the author of the poetry collections Yolanda: An Oral History in Verse, and Requiem for the Tree Fort I Set on Fire. This Is Not Happening to You, a collection of short fiction, appears in September 2017. His work has been published in Australia, China, Singapore, the Philippines, and in many venues in the US, including the anthologies Long Island Noir (Akashic Books), and the Brooklyn Poets Anthology (Brooklyn Arts Press). He’s given workshops and talks at many international locations, recently including Guangzhou and Shanghai, China, Adelaide, Australia, and at the Philippines Consulate in New York City. He’s a certified yoga instructor, an avid scuba diver, and his past addresses include extended residencies in Shanghai, Manila, London, Florence, New Orleans, Boston, Miami, Andros Island, Bahamas, Manhattan, and Brooklyn, where he currently lives with his wife. He’s a member of Asia Pacific Writers & Translators. He teaches writing workshops and seminars in New York University’s Global Liberal Studies program.
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This session is also included as part of a day pass or three day program pass. Day Pass - $50 Full Price // $45 Concession. Gives access to all session on the day of your selection, excluding workshops.
Full three day program pass - $120 Full Price // $100 Concession. Gives access to all sessions excluding workshops.