Harman News And Events

In case you missed Resonances: Writers on the Classics

On May 4th, Harman Program Director Bridgett Davis moderated a panel called Resonances: Writers on the Classic. This panel invited four contemporary writers, including our current Writer-in-Residence Marilyn Nelson, to Baruch's Engelman Recital Hall. The writers discussed classic works, plays, and authors including: Euripides' Hecuba,
author Juan Rulfo, Charlie Chaplin's autobiography, and Wole Soyinka's Death and the King's Horseman. In case you missed it, check out some photos from the event below!

Photo credits: Rob Fields

picWriter Teju Cole chats with audience member after PEN panel.


Harman director Bridgett Davis joins Harman writer Marilyn Nelson and others to discuss the Classics as part of PEN Resonances panel.

Resonances: Writers on the Classics 5/4

Don't forget to check out Resonances: Writers on the Classics TONIGHT at 6:00 p.m. in Engelman Recital Hall, Baruch Performing Arts Center. Professor Bridgett Davis will be moderating a panel of distinguished contemporary writers from across the globe as they choose, discuss, and read passages from influential classic works.



Spring Poetry Workshop a Success

The Spring 2017 Writing Workshop with poet Wendy Xu took place on Thursday, April 6th. Those who attended heard Wendy discuss and share her own work and were prompted to create and share poetry within the workshop. Wendy gave great feedback to the nearly 20 people in attendance! Here are some pictures in case you couldn't make it. Photo Credit: Glenda Hydler


Accepting Entries for Spring Poetry Competition

Don't forget to enter our Spring Poetry Competition! Submit up to four, unpublished poems for a chance to win up to 500 dollars! Poems are due by May 9th. Check out the flyer below for more details.






        Current Writer-in-Residence

AmitavMarilyn Nelson is the author or translator of seventeen poetry books and the memoir How I Discovered Poetry. She is also the author of The Fields Of Praise: New And Selected Poems, which won the 1998 Poets’ Prize, Carver: A Life In Poems, which won the 2001 Boston Globe/Hornbook Award and the Flora Stieglitz Straus Award, and Fortune’s Bones, which was a Coretta Scott King Honor Book and won the Lion and the Unicorn Award for Excellence in North American Poetry. Nelson’s honors include two NEA creative writing fellowships, the 1990 Connecticut Arts Award, a Fulbright Teaching Fellowship, a fellowship from the J.S. Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, and the Frost Medal. She was the Poet Laureate of the State of Connecticut from 2001-2006.


Tuesday, March 21, 2017, 5:45 pm:
A reading and conversation with Marilyn Nelson in the Asriel and Marie Rackow Conference Room, Room 750, Information and Technology Building, Baruch College.


For information about residency, email Prof. Bridgett Davis or visit her homepage.
Phone: (646) 312-3927

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