Tuesday, March 25, 2003

Lord willing we're headed to the Cornerstone music festival this summer. Course calling Cornerstone a music festival is a bit of an understatement. For instance there's the writing workshops being put on by Prairie School of Writing. The session on the blues as truth telling looks great..

Ain't Nothin' But the Blues: Poetry and the Art of Transcendence
Amaud Jamaul
2 pm - 2:50 pm, Wed-Sat
In this workshop we will examine how poetry can be used as a vehicle for inner exploration and spiritual growth. Looking at the Blues tradition, we will discuss the function of "truth telling," and how creative work can help uncover deeper understandings of our identity.
bio for program: Amaud Jamaul teaches creative writing and composition at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has won scholarships and fellowships from several foundations, writers' conferences and colonies, and he is currently a member of the Cave Canem Workshop.

Fellow blogger Kevin Rains will be spreading the word on blogs:

Blog On!
Kevin Rains
11 am-11:50 am, Thurs - Sat.
You want to write, but feel stymied by the publishing world. Web-logging (blogging) gives you the tools to get your work "out there." Blogs are simple web pages that require no computer programming experience but allow you to publish your ideas and develop as a writer. Kevin will tell you how to set up a site and how to write on-line. If you have a minute, you can blog.

Anyone else headed to C-Stone this year?


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