In Autumn 2012, Professor Richard Kenney from the UW Department of English will be teaching Literature and Creative Writing courses at Friday Harbor: ENGL 365, “Reading the Marine Environment” (5 cr), ENGL 283/383/483, “Writing the Marine Environment”(5 cr), and an optional “Creative Writing Lab,” ENGL 493, (2 cr). All of these courses will take full advantage of living on San Juan Island, focusing on the marine environment; the sea and seashore; Moby Dick and other nautically-minded literature; and creative writing inspired by by writers, artists, scientists and naturalists who have taken the sea for their subject.
You can take 12 credits of English courses, or you can mix and match
these classes with introductory Marine Biology and Fisheries courses for
a full course load of 15-17 credits. This could be a great way to take
care of some of those NW credits you might still need for graduation, or
it might simply be an opportunity to learn more about the incredible
diversity of sea life in the Pacific Northwest.
To learn more about this exciting new program, please come to the Information Session on Thursday, April 12 starting at 3:30 pm in THO 134 or visit the Autumn 2012 Friday Harbor Program webpage.
The School of Music is honored to welcome three-time Grammy winning bassist John Patitucci to the University for a three-day residency through the Barry Lieberman and Friends series.
The residency starts today, Thursday, February 23, 1:30 p.m.. with a free jazz master class and continues Saturday, Feb. 25, 2 p.m., with a free classical master class. The residency concludes on Sunday, Feb. 26 with a jazz/classical concert featuring Patitucci and pianist Marc Seales. All events are in Brechemin Auditorium.
More details are available here: http://www.music.washington.edu/news/?mode=detail&id=139
We are pleased to welcome a special guest to the School of Music this morning. Guitarist Mike Stern is a six-time Grammy nominated guitarist who has worked with some of the biggest names in jazz, including Miles Davis, Billy Cobham, Jaco Pastorius, Bill Frisell, John Scofield and many others. In town for a two-night run at Jazz Alley (Dec. 6 and 7), he leads a clinic/workshop with Jazz Studies students at 11:30 in Room 35. It is free and open to the public. We hope you can join us!
More details here: http://music.washington.edu/upcoming/detail/41836.
Please join the School of Music today at 1:30 p.m. in Brechemin Auditorium for a special presentation/performance by dancers and instrumentalists from Madrid’s renowned Fundación Conservatorio Flamenco Casa Patas. This is the group’s second visit to our school. Their appearance last year was lively, colorful and a whole lot of fun. Come learn more about the flamenco musical tradition from these wonderful artists. The event is free and open to the public, so feel free to spread the word!
Details here: http://music.washington.edu/upcoming/detail/41643.
ARE YOU A UW STUDENT INTERESTED IN:
* helping public school students succeed?
* getting real world experience to help you choose a major or a career path?
* completing classroom hours for the Education, Learning and Society Minor
or for application to a Masters in Teaching program?
* improving your research, writing, and collaborative learning and
* Are you looking for an opportunity (in the words of Paul Farmer) to “use
what you learn to transform yourself and your community”?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, the Community Literacy Program may be just what you’re looking for.
HOW THE COMMUNITY LITERACY PROGRAM WORKS: Community Literacy Program (CLP) is an 8 credit program linking English 298A and Education 401C. In English
298 you’ll meet on campus MW 10:30-12:20 in a writing-intensive seminar focused on learning effective methods of working with public school students in language arts, exploring some central challenges and opportunities for public education, and using writing to inquire into, develop and communicate your thinking about these issues. English 298A is taught by CLP Director Elizabeth Simmons-O’Neill in collaboration with College of Education Language Arts faculty member Karen Mikolasy. In EDUC 401C you’ll put what you learn on campus into action, volunteering (4-5 hours a week, on a schedule you arrange) at one of our partner public schools in Seattle or
Shoreline: Olympic Hills Elementary, Aki Kurose Middle School or Shorecrest High School.
REGISTRATION INFORMATION: To sign up for the Community Literacy Program, contact the Director, Dr. Elizabeth Simmons-O’Neill
(email@example.com) for an Education 401C add code. Once you are registered in Education 401C, you will be able to register for the required linked course, English 298A. English 298 can be used toward either the UW’s 10-credit “W” requirement or the 5 credit “Composition” requirement.
QUESTIONS? Additional information is available at the program web site:
Please feel free to get in touch with the Director, Dr. Elizabeth Simmons-O’Neill, if you’ve got questions. firstname.lastname@example.org
The Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media (DXARTS) presents an evening of 3-D digital music by graduate students and faculty. The program features works by graduate students Daniel Peterson, Abby Aresty, Stelios Manousakis, and Nicolás Varchausky and the word premiere of “A Line (Part I, IDA),” by School of Music composition faculty and DXARTS Director Juan Pampin.
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
$15 ($10 students/seniors)
A full 3-D sound presentation employing the DXARTS 12.6 audio system, the program features works by graduate students Daniel Peterson, Abby Aresty, Stelios Manousakis, and Nicolás Varchausky, as well as the world premiere of “A Line (Part I, IDA)” by School of Music composition faculty and DXARTS Director, Juan Pampin.
ENGL 285: Writers on Writing (VLPA) 5 credits
lecture: Tuesdays, 12:30-1:50
quiz section: Th 12:30-1:20 or W 9:30-10:50 or W 12:30-1:50 or W 2:30-3:50
Professor Richard Kenney
Again this year, the collective UW Creative Writing faculty, along with other visiting artists, will remember in public why they do what they do. On ten sequential Tuesdays they will speak in depth about what interests them most, including the ways and means of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and the joys and vagaries of inspiration, education, artistic practice, and the writing life. Thursdays will constellate a literary reading series. Discussion sections will be scheduled in between.
Serious curiosity is the only requirement for admission. Students will be expected to attend all talks, do the assigned reading, respond to problems and exercises posed by the lecturers, and participate vigorously in the ongoing conversation. By the end, they will have had a disciplined brush with literate passion, practiced imaginative methods at the point of the pencil, learned something about books from people who write them, and gained a practical sense of the artist’s way of knowing the world.
Conceived as a perpetual work-in-progress, according professors full freedom in designing their respective contributions, the course will find its coherence in the conversation we leap to make of it. Sample topics: What Is It? or, Ars Poetica; Forms of Poetry, Forms of Thought; Mythos-Minded Thinking: From Proverbs to Parables, Stories as Metaphors in Motion; Odd Autobiography; Reading the New; Literary Collage & Blurring Boundaries; The Writing Life; The Revision Process; Closing Words.
No required text. Readings will be posted online or handed out in class. Grading will be based equally on reading (by quiz and conversation), writing (solutions to assigned prompts), and participation (attendance and discussion).
Film Screening and Discussion:
Innovations in Prison Education
Friday, November 4, 2011
*Free and open to the public
Zero Percent (Moxie Pictures, 2011)
Presented by Sean Pica, the Executive Director for Hudson Link for Higher Education in Prison (www.hudsonlink.org),
this moving and powerful documentary focuses on Hudson Link for Higher Education in Prison, a college program inside Sing Sing Correctional Facility. Named Zero Percent for the programʼs recidivism rate, it follows students as they prepare to graduate and profiles several alumni working in their communities after their release from prison. Zero Percent has won a number of awards in film festivals across the country for Best Documentary.
Keeping the Faith (Michaela Leslie-Rule, 2011)
Presented by Michaela Leslie-Rule, Senior Storyteller for See Change Evaluation. As Artist-in-Residence and Artistic Director of Keeping the Faith Project 2011 with the Pat Graney Dance Company, Leslie-Rule worked with three artists and twenty-eight women incarcerated at a Washington State correctional facility over 13 weeks to create and document an evening-length
performance piece. Leslie-Rule currently works to develop and implement research methodologies that incorporate storytelling and narrative tools into program evaluation.
In conjunction with the national conference on Prison Higher Education at the University of Washington, Seattle, organized by Transformative Educations Behind Bars, and sponsored by the Simpson Center for the Humanities.
For more information.
Calling filmmakers 22 and under! NFFTY 2012 submissions are now open! Please forward this email to your film students!
Early entry fee is $20 through October 31st. Films completed in the current & past school year are eligible.
Final deadline is January 31st.
There is also a discount for multiple entries, so as a school submitting more than one film under the same account, the first entry fee is full price, with additional entries 50% off.
WHAT IS NFFTY?
NFFTY is the largest and most influential youth film festival in the world. In 2011, we screened 225 amazing films from the best filmmakers 22 and younger representing 40 states and 20 countries. NFFTY 2012 (April 26-29) will be even bigger, with over 10,000 expected in attendance. Here is a short video to get an idea of what NFFTY means to youth filmmakers.
NEW THIS YEAR – FILM EXPO
We have added an exciting new program to NFFTY 2012: The Future of Film Expo – April 27th & 28th. It will feature exhibits from film schools/universities, film/tech companies, brands/products and film organizations. We also will have speakers, workshops, and product demos. We encourage you and your students to come to this exciting event – it’s free to attend! If you are interested in learning more about how to organize a field trip, please contact me and I will be happy to help.
Download a PDF of the Festival Poster to Share.
FAQs About Submitting
If you would like a Call for Entries poster mailed to you directly, please reply with the proper mailing address. I will be reaching out further to make sure you have all the information you need. Please feel free to contact me directly with any questions about NFFTY and how your students can submit a film. I look forward to hearing from you and helping showcase your students’ work to the world!
NFFTY | National Film Festival for Talented Youth
Our mailing address is:
1607 Dexter Ave N, Suite 1C
Seattle, WA 98109
After Hours @ the Burke: Carnival Celebration!
Thurs., Oct. 20, 7 -9 pm
FREE with UW ID
$5 general public
Grab a friend and come celebrate our newest exhibit in true Carnival spirit! Featuring live music, Carnival activities, and light refreshments. Festive attire encouraged.
- Grove to live music from the UW steel drum band
- Learn Carnival dances from the Caribbean
- Get creative and make a carnival mask
- Strike a pose in the photo booth
- Enjoy “King’s Cake”
- And more!