Saturday, April 21 • 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Multiple Mediums/Multiple Exits: Reinvigorating Writing & Craft Through Interdisciplinary Arts

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In Zen Buddhism, the concept of shoshin, also known as "beginner's mind," refers to the lack of preconceptions and an attitude of openness that come with learning a new skill or subject for the first time. We're not here to talk about Buddhism, but we are here to talk about what happens when two writers expand their artistic mediums to include working with film, sound, comedy, and the visual arts. In this dialogue, writers Patricia Killelea and Monica McFawn share how moving beyond page-based writing re-introduces "beginner's mind," invigorating approaches to writing, storytelling, and lyricism.

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Patricia Killelea

Author of poetry collections Counterglow (Urban Farmhouse Press, forthcoming) and Other Suns (Swan Scythe Press). Poems appear in cream city review, Quarterly West, The Common, Waxwing, Barzakh, As/Us, others. Experimental filmmaker: video-poems have been screened and/or listed for... Read More →
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Monica McFawn

Monica McFawn's story collection, Bright Shards of Someplace Else, won a Flannery O'Connor Award and was named an NPR “Great Read” and a Michigan Notable Book. Her stories have appeared in the Georgia Review, Missouri Review, Gettysburg Review, and other journals. She's also the... Read More →

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