Apple & Quill: Creative Arts at Burke

Naomi Guttman, Hamilton Professor of English
Open Mic - John Rufo, Hamilton Class of 2016
Nick Geisler, Hamilton Class of 2014
Open Mic - John Rufo, Hamilton Class of 2016

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, this series will be recorded and archived for future teaching and research opportunities.

Contact Alex Rihm or Kristin Strohmeyer for more information.


Fall 2016


Oct 26th, 2016:

Tulia Day '18 and Adam Evertz '17

Featuring: Tulia Day '18 and Adam Evertz '17

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Oct 19th, 2016:

Workshop with the Printing Press Crew

Featuring: Andrew Rippeon, Visiting Assistant Professor of Literature

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Sep 21st, 2016:

Mariah Walzer '17

Featuring: Mariah Walzer '17

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Spring 2016


Apr 20th, 2016:

Amy Zhang

Featuring: Amy Zhang

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Apr 6th, 2016:

Izzy Bradford & Alexa Merriam of the Adirondacks Program

Featuring: Izzy Bradford & Alexa Merriam

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Mar 2nd, 2016:

Daiyan Hossain & Anna Do

Featuring: Daiyan Hossain & Anna Do

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Feb 3rd, 2016:

Writing Workshop with Feminists of Color Collective (FCC)

Featuring: Sacharja Cunningham & Adja Dramé

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Fall 2015


Nov 11th, 2015:

Ekphrasis Workshop

Featuring: Kimberly Williams

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Oct 28th, 2015:

The Molten Glass Memory Archive Project

Featuring: Dr. Penelope Gay Dane

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Sep 23rd, 2015:

Zoë Bodzas '16 and Memory Workshop

Featuring: Zoë Bodzas '16

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Spring 2015


April 29th, 2015:

Amy Zhang

Featuring: Amy Zhang '18

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April 8th, 2015:

Joe Rupprecht and Collin Spinney

Featuring: Joe Rupprecht '18 and Collin Spinney '16 

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March 4th, 2015:

Lily Capstick and Mackenzie Doherty

Featuring: Lily Capstick '18, Mackenzie Doherty '18, and open mic readings by Daiyan Hossain '18, Adam Evertz '17, and John Rufo '16.

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February 18th, 2015:

Oral Communication Center Workshop with Jim Helmer

Featuring: Jim Helmer, Oral Communications Center Director, OCC tutors Dan Farina '17, Maggie McGuire '15, and Lauren Pyo '17, and readers Andrew Rippeon of the English Dept. and Paula Weiman, class of 2018.

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February 4th, 2015:

Anjanae Williams and John Rufo

Featuring: Anjanae Williams '14 and John Rufo ‘16

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Fall 2014


November 5th, 2014:

Writing Workshop with Karen Lee Lewis

Featuring: Karen Lee Lewis.

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October 8th, 2014:

Nate Lanman and Mary Rice

Featuring: Nate Lanman '15 and Mary Rice '16.

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September 17th, 2014:

Catherine Luciani and Amber Torres

Featuring: Catherine Luciani '15 and Amber Torres '16.

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Spring 2014


April 16th, 2014:

Anna & Elizabeth: Musical Performance and Workshop

Featuring: Anna Roberts-Gevalt and Elizabeth LaPrelle.

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April 9th, 2014:

The Poetry and Art Consort

Featuring: Michael Basinski.

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March 5th, 2014:

Assemblings: History and Overview with Chris Fritton

Featuring: Chris Fritton, Studio Director at the Western New York Book Arts Center.

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February 4th, 2014:

Agha Shahid Ali Community Celebration

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January 29th, 2014:

Book Arts at Burke Presented by Andrew Rippeon

Featuring: Dr. Andrew Rippeon, a poet, letterpress printer, and independent scholar researching twentieth and twenty-first century poetry and poetics.

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Fall 2013


December 11, 2013:

Jane Springer and Kina Viola

Featuring: Jane Springer, Assistant Professor of English, and Kina Viola, class of 2014, along with open mic participants.

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November 13, 2013:

Doran Larson and Emma Laperruque

Featuring: Doran Larson, Professor of English & Creative Writing, and Emma Laperruque, of the class of 2014, along with open mic participants.

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October 9, 2013:

Tina Hall and Sarah Sgro

Featuring: Tina Hall, Associate Professor of English, and Sarah Sgro, of the class of 2014, along with open mic participants.

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September 11, 2013:

Naomi Guttman and Nick Geisler

Featuring: Naomi Guttman, Professor of English, and Nick Geisler, of the class of 2014, along with open mic participants.

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Project Directors

Lisa Forrest, MLS

Lisa Forrest, MLS

Director of Research and Instruction Services at Burke Library, Hamilton College

Alex Rihm

Research & First Year Experience Librarian, Hamilton College

Student Assistants

Collection Development Team