16 December 2011

AWP in Chicago



Another event I'm looking forward to in Chicago this spring is the Association of Writers & Writing Program's annual conference. There seem to be hundreds of sessions. I'm especially interested in the one by public radio bigshots like Starlee Kine.

National Book Award-winning poet Nikky Finney is a featured presenter.

I'm volunteering.

Photo of Nikky Finney from nikkyfinney.net.

Israelicious

I first heard of Batsheva in 1998 when I studied abroad in Israel. I subsequently fell in love with Israeli contemporary dance. It is absolutely unlike anything else the balletomane will see. It's weird, propulsive, and completely beautiful.

I last saw Batsheva in 2002--and I had to go all the way from Iowa to New York. Batsheva will be in Chicago in March.

Watch below.