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Providence Athenaeum Discussion Group: Recyclopedia by Harryette Mullen {Providence, RI}

  • Providence Athenaeum 251 Benefit Street Providence, RI, 02903 United States (map)

These women writers do it all. They write poetry, prose, incorporate image and collage. They are filmmakers, performers, visual artists, photographers, critics. They draw from multiple and varied traditions and disciplines, which influence, enliven, and animate their texts. They are formally inventive and playful, pushing the boundaries of their forms.

In this discussion group, we will consider six such writers: Anne Carson, Claudia Rankine, Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, Maggie Nelson, Harryette Mullen, and Bhanu Kapil. Optional writing prompts will allow group members to experiment for themselves. While our discussion will focus on the works listed, the group leader will bring in additional works whenever possible to view and consider.

This groups meets the second Tuesday of the month, January-June, 5:30-7pm.

  • January 9 | Plainwater, Anne Carson. We will also look at Nox and Float.
  • February 13 | Don’t Let Me Be Lonely, Claudia Rankine. We will also look at Citizen, An American Lyric.
  • March 20 | Dictee, Theresa Hak Kyung Cha. We will also look at selected art pieces.
  • April 10 | Jane, A Murder, Maggie Nelson. We will also look at The Red Parts and Bluets.
  • May 8 | Recyclopedia, Harryette Mullen
  • June 12| Ban en Banlieue, Bhanu Kapil

For more information, email me at mka [at] mkimarnold [dot] com.