UPDATE: Carson Conference (4/3/06; 6/13/06-6/16/06)
Jeffrey Thomson, author of several collections of poems
and recipient of a 2005 Literature Fellowship in Poetry
from the National Endowment for the Arts, has been
included on the schedule of featured presenters for the
Fourth NEW-CUE Writers' Conference and Workshop in honor
of Rachel Carson in Boothbay Harbor, Maine, in June, 2006.
Thomson's most recent book is an artist's book/short poem
sequence called Blind Desire published by Dionysus Press.
Printed in limited edition in English and Braille and
featuring the photographs of Dennis Marsico, it is part of
a trilogy of books published for the left-perimeter of the
exhibit Messages and Communications at the Mattress
Factory Museum in Pittsburgh.
The Keynote Speaker for the event will be Lawrence Buell.
Featured speakers will include Jane Brox, Franklin
Burroughs, Jeffrey Cramer, Ted Levin and Jennifer Sahn.
The program schedule will include workshops,
presentations, and guided activities such as hikes, tide
pool explorations and trips to the Burnt Island Lighthouse
and the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens.
The submission deadline has been extended through April 3,
2006 or until sessions are filled. Daily concurrent
sessions will include readings of accepted submissions,
and we hope that you will submit your work, especially if
it represents your poetry or work in creative non-fiction
in response to nature. Other topics might include:
New and creative responses to the work of Carson or
Urban and suburban wildernesses
Distinguished tradition of American nature writing before
Challenges facing poet-naturalists
First-hand experience as a source of knowledge of and
commitment to nature
Legacy of Rachel Carson's work under attack
Ecocriticism and the media
Wild spaces in urban places
Nature within children's literature
Finding and preserving a personal Walden on a degraded
Submissions will need to include a cover page with the
author's full name, institutional or organizational
affiliation (if applicable), and contact information
including mailing address, phone, fax and e-mail
address. Submissions should be typed and no longer than
three pages, with the author's name included on each page.
Submissions of visual materials can include samples or
descriptions. Presenters will need to register for the
Conference/Workshop. Please send by surface mail, fax
or e-mail before April 3, 2006 to:
Barbara Ward Klein, President
c/o St. Thomas Aquinas College
Sparkill, NY 10976
Phone: 845-398-4247 Fax: 845-398-4224 e-mail:
Enrollment is limited to 100 participants, and early
registration is recommended. Registrations will be
accepted on a space-available basis. Participants whose
work will be accepted for presentation at the 2006
Conference/Workshop will need to register for the event.
Please visit our web site http://www.new-cue.org for
registration information and a further description of The
Spruce Point Inn and the Boothbay Harbor area.
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Received on Sat Feb 11 2006 - 14:44:41 EST