Staging Elizabeth Bishop’s Letters

Presented by the CUNY Center for the Humanities; co-sponsored by the Poetics Group

Tuesday, October 5

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In anticipation of the centenary celebrations of Bishop’s birth in 1911 and in connection with the upcoming publication of Elizabeth Bishop and The New Yorker: The Complete Correspondence (forthcoming in 2011 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux), editor and poet Joelle Biele and guest performers will present a staged theatrical performance of Bishop’s letters as a work-in-progress. In this workshop, moderator Leah Souffrant will invite audience members to comment on evaluating the translation of the epistolary to the performed, letter writing as performance, and the relationships between writers, editors, and their audience. Photo (c) Joseph Breitenbach, Courtesy of the Center for Creative Photography

Martin E. Segal Theater
The Graduate Center, CUNY
365 Fifth Ave (between 34th & 35th Streets)

Free and open to the public

No registration. Please arrive early for a seat. 212-817-2005