A Celebration of Teaching and Writing

SCCC CREATIVE WRITING FESTIVAL

CELEBRATES

1OTH ANNIVERSARY

 

The English departments of Suffolk County Community College, the SCCC Office of Student Activities, and the SCC Association invite you to our 10th annual Creative Writing Festival.  Our week of events features a series of faculty and student readings, plus additional creative writing workshops, hosted on all three campuses from April 24-April 28, 2017, culminating in our traditional all-day conference*. As always, we are bringing professional writers and teaching faculty from across the country to engage with SCCC students and faculty, and members of the Suffolk County community, for a day of conversation, writing, and celebration.

 

* With the exception of a Grant campus student reading, which will follow on May 1

 

 

WEEK OF EVENTS -- ALL CAMPUSES

 

Monday, April 24:

 

12:30 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.

 

  • Faculty Reading
  • Eastern Campus
  • Rooms 107/108, Montaukett Learning and Resource Center
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5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

 

  • Society of Writers Reading
  • Ammerman Campus
  • Mildred Green Room, Babylon Student Center

 

 

Tuesday, April 25:

 

11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

 

  • Poetry & Fiction Broadsides: A Collaboration Between Creative Writing and Drawing II Students
  • Eastern Campus
  • Rooms 107/108, Montaukett Learning and Resource Center

 

2:00 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.

 

  • Fibonacci Forest, Poems in the Suite of Diamonds, and Other Collaborations: A Conversation with Poet L.B. Thompson and Artist Ellen Weiner
  • Eastern Campus
  • Rooms 107/108, Montaukett Learning and Resource Center
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  • Conversation Q&A with Stefon Bristol, Filmmaker
  • Ammerman Campus
  • Room 203, Islip Arts Building

 

 

 

Wednesday, April 26:

 

11:00 a.m. to 12: 15 p.m.

 

  • A Symposium on “A Rose for Emily” by William Faulkner
  • Ammerman Campus
  • Room 115, Islip Arts Building

 

 

Thursday, April 27:

 

11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

 

  • Reception Celebrating Student Poetry & Prose Broadsides
  • Eastern Campus
  • Student Lounge, Orient Building

 

2:00 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.

 

  • HUM 121 Poster Session: Mini-Books and Other Art and Text Projects
  • Eastern Campus
  • Rooms 107/108, Montaukett Learning and Resource Center

 

5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

 

  • Faculty Reading
  • Ammerman Campus
  • Mildred Green Room, Babylon Student Center

 

Friday, April 28:   Conference Day

 

Register online at: http://www.thecwfestivalatsccc.com/registration.html

 

ALL CONFERENCE DAY EVENTS ARE HELD ON THE AMMERMAN CAMPUS

 

8:45 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.  Registration and Sign-In

Shea Theatre Lobby, Islip Arts Building

Participants are welcomed to the tenth annual SCCC Creative Writing Festival with a complimentary breakfast.

 

9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.  Welcome Address and Reading featuring Rachel Eliza Griffiths and Aracelis Girmay

Room 115, Islip Arts Building

 

11:00 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.  Panel Discussions & Creative Writing Workshops

These sessions are for students and teaching faculty. They are discussion sessions with topics related to issues in genres, publishing, teaching, and the profession of writing.

 

  • "The Beauty of Person": Poetry Writing on the Human Form: A Workshop with Heather Macpherson and Jacqueline Morrill
  • In this poetry writing workshop, we will look at different works of art from paintings to photographs by artists from Botticelli to Imogen Cunningham. Through visual observation, we will generate poetry about details and aspects of the human form as narrative and landscape.

 

  • The Interview Format as Creative Collaboration with Handful of Wheel (A Podcast): A Panel Discussion with Maura Conley and Haele Wolfe
  • During our podcast, we rely heavily on a model of feminist pedagogy, where all the participants create meaning in the conversations by interacting with the landscape specific to each ride. What’s developed as an area of interest for us, and what we’d like to discuss during our panel, is how conversations with artists (for Handful of Wheel) can create a dialogue with our own work as individuals and how strong a role space plays in creating and maintaining a feminist dialogue.
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  • Place-Based Poetry -- Finding Your Niche: A Workshop with Barbara Branca
  • It’s spring. We celebrate the earth. Scientists observe and analyze the elements of natural world. Shamans call upon the spirit of the natural world. Somewhere in between is poetry of place. What is your natural habitat? Ecologists call it an ecological ‘niche.’ Participants use a series of prompts to create a “poem of place”—a place where you can be alone without being lonely.
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12:30 p.m. to 1:50 p.m.  Luncheon, Keynote Address featuring Paul Lisicky and the Creative Writing Awards for College Writers Ceremony

Montauk Point Room, Babylon Student Center

A complimentary luncheon will be served to participants, and the creative writing awards will be presented to attending students.

 

2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. At The Writer’s Desk

Montauk Point Room, Babylon Student Center

A moderated discussion with critically acclaimed writers about their writing processes, the genres they write in, and the art and profession of writing.

 

3:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.  Closing Reception and Book Signing

Montauk Point Room, Babylon Student Center

Participants will enjoy complimentary coffee and refreshments while having their books signed by the festival’s featured authors.

 

 

Monday, May 1:

 

11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

 

  • A Celebration of Grant Student Writers
  • Michael J. Grant Campus
  • Captree 114

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Held annually on the Michael J. Grant, Ammerman, and Eastern Campuses of Suffolk County Community College (www.sunysuffolk.edu) in Suffolk County, NY