Wednesday, August 1, 2012

8/1/2012 - Ruth L. Schwartz and Laura Kasischke


It's the middle of week one, and what a week it has been already.  Gear up for another full day of excellent presentations!

Today's Events:

"(How) Can I Say This?" Writing the Difficult World - Ruth L. Schwartz

1-2:30 p.m., Schar College of Education, Room 138, Ashland University

Reading by Laura Kasischke

7 p.m., Schar College of Education, Room 138, Ashland University

Coming Tomorrow:
Stephen Haven, Sonya Huber, Laura Kasischke, and Kathryn Winograd

About Today's Presenters:


Laura Kasischke


Laura Kasischke has published eight collections of poetry (most recently Space, in Chains, Copper Canyon Press) and eight novels, including two which have been made into feature length films. She has been the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship as well as two grants from the National Endowment for the Arts. She teaches in the MFA Program at the University of Michigan, and lives with her family in Chelsea, Michigan.

Ruth L. Schwartz

Ruth L. Schwartz is the author of five books of poems: Miraculum (Autumn House Press, 2012), Dear Good Naked Morning (Autumn House Press, 2005), selected by Alicia Ostriker for the 2004 Autumn House Poetry Prize; Edgewater (HarperCollins, 2002), a National Poetry Series winner chosen by Jane Hirshfield; Singular Bodies (Anhinga Press, 2001), recipient of the 2000 Anhinga Prize for Poetry; and Accordion Breathing and Dancing (University of Pittsburgh Press, 1996), winner of the 1994 Associated Writing Programs Competition. Ruth is also the author of a memoir, Death in Reverse: A Love Story (Michigan State University Press, 2004), and her creative nonfiction has appeared in the Utne Reader, The Sun, and numerous anthologies.

Recipient of over a dozen national writing awards, including fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Ohio Arts Council, and the Astraea Foundation, Ruth is also a lifelong explorer of consciousness and healing. In addition to her M.F.A. in Creative Writing, Ruth has a Ph.D. in Transpersonal Psychology, and offers workshops and retreats nationwide on the theme “The Writer As Shaman: Words as a Portal to the Soul."

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