Hamilton College's Burke Library presents Apple & Quill: Creative Arts at Burke, an innovative series focusing on creative writing, music, and the visual arts. With support from Hamilton's Digital Humanities Initiative (DHi) and Audiovisual Services, the series is recorded and archived for future teaching and research opportunities. The fall 2013 lineup showcased creative writing by Hamilton's own faculty and students.
September 11, 2013
Featuring: Naomi Guttman, Professor of English, and Nick Geisler, of the class of 2014, and open mic participants.
Nick Geisler (with introduction): 1:30
Naomi Guttman (with introduction): 18:50
Open Mic- John Rufo: 41:45
Open Mic- Fred Schmitt: 47:15
Open Mic- Lisa Forrest: 50:10
Naomi Guttman was born and raised in Montreal. In 1992, her book Reasons for Winter won the A.M. Klein Award for Poetry and was short-listed for The League of Canadian Poets' Pat Lowther Memorial Award. She has received two grants from the Canada Council for the Arts as well as a grant from the Constance Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts, and the Artist's Fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts. Wet Apples, White Blood, published by McGill-Queen's University Press, was co-winner of the Adirondack Center for Writers' Best Book of Poems for 2007. Guttman teaches English and creative writing at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York.
Nick Geisler is a senior who hails from both Ithaca, NY and Statesboro, GA. A biker, traveler, and avid music lover, Nick recently returned from 4 months studying rap in Dakar, Senegal, and a six week bicycle trip across the country. At Hamilton, he plays rugby, works for the radio station WHCL, and attempts to help people with computer issues at Burke library.
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