Category: Events

Robert Pinsky’s MOOC, “The Art of Poetry,” launches next month

Robert Pinsky’s “The Art of Poetry” MOOC (Massive Open Online Course, if you’re not hip to the lingo) launches this September!  With sweet chapters such as “Teasing, Flirting & Courting” (on sonnets), it’s bound to be fantastic.  The course runs for eight weeks and is run by edX in partnership with Boston University.  Join over […]

Wisdom from Robert Pinsky

                        It’s been an exciting week at BU Creative Writing. Today was the last day of this year’s Poetry Institute for Educators, where teachers from around the US came to BU to study poetry with acclaimed poets, and discuss their teaching practices with leaders […]

Happy birthday, Adrienne Rich! and literary links

                            “A revolutionary poem will not tell you who or when to kill, what and when to burn, or even how to theorize. It reminds you… where and when and how you are living and might live, it is a wick of […]

Happy Friday from BU Creative Writing

Hello all! Hope your spring breaks have been lovely.  Despite campus being pretty quiet, we kept busy here in CW preparing for the upcoming Annual Faculty Reading and Global Fellowship voyages.  I also had a chance to go to PoemJazz, Literary Jeopardy/a Steve Almond reading, a Ulysses discussion group, and two live comedy shows. Whew!  […]

Poetry + Jazz

Join us at the BU Playwright’s Theatre (949 Comm Ave) for a free evening of poetry and jazz! Tuesday, March 11 at 7:30 Featuring BU’s very own Robert Pinsky! and Grammy award-winning pianist Laurence Hobgood, saxophonist Stan Strickland, and bassist John Lockwood!

“The Matter with Words”, a talk with Tim Parks

If you’re on campus, the ASLCW invites you to claim at seat in the Editorial Institute library tomorrow at 5:15 for a talk with novelist and translator Tim Parks. Born in Manchester in 1954, Tim Parks studied at Cambridge and Harvard before moving permanently to Italy in 1981. Author of three bestselling books on Italy, […]

BU in the Boston Globe

Yesterday’s Boston Globe featured a short piece on John Irving’s Tuesday, October 19, 2010 lecture, sponsored by the Boston University Creative Writing Department. John Irving read from a work-in-progress, his thirteenth novel, and answered questions from the audience. The event was hosted by Leslie Epstein, Director of Creative Writing at BU. http://www.boston.com/ae/celebrity/articles/2010/10/21/novelist_irving_takes_twisted_path_to_bu/ Boston University’s own […]

Women in Literary Arts (WILA) Conference

BU Alumna, Erin Belieu, along with Cate Marvin are planning a Women in Literary Arts Conference, and there is a considerable amount of excitement about the proposed conference, and I think a lot of our grads, and current students may be interested in attending. It’s likely to be in the Boston area, either in late […]

Notes on a Reading

  On the twenty-third of June, 2009, we met at Newtonville Books for a reading in celebration of issue 69 of AGNI. Editor Sven Birkerts introduced himself with an apology; he’d just returned from a writers’ retreat, where several times daily he was made to stand behind a lectern introducing fresh new voice after fresh new voice. […]

Charles Simic

Here’s a link to the Charles Simic reading at the Robert Lowell Memorial Lecture back in February. Video of the Faculty Reading should be available shortly. [View video]