From the Shapiro Creative Writing Center:
Award-winning poet Richard Blanco is coming to Wesleyan this semester for an exclusive masters class! Blanco’s works have focused on his heritage and identity as well as the impact of national tragedy. This series includes three 2.5 hour workshop-style classes with the inaugural poet, and one dinner after class.
The class is open to anyone who can commit to all three classes (September 23, October 28, and November 18). The course is not for credit, and has no additional cost. To apply, send a cover letter and sample of 3-4 poems to abloom[at]wesleyan[dot]edu. All applications must be submitted by SEPTEMBER 15, but the sooner the better! Take advantage of this chance to work closely with a professional poet.
Application Deadline: Tuesday, September 15
Applications are being accepted as they come in, so it’s best to get yours in as early as possible. The classes run from 6-8:30 p.m. each day. Click on the flyer if you wanna see the whole thing.
Next week, the CFA brings 13 professional dancers to teach classes at Wesleyan:
13 master classes over two days provide an opportunity for intermediate to advanced dance students and dance professionals to explore diverse dance techniques.
On Saturday, March 8, Master Classes will be taught by Michelle Dorrance (Artistic Director of Dorrance Dance/New York), Virginia Johnson (Artistic Director of Dance Theatre of Harlem), Ronald K. Brown (Artistic Director of Evidence Dance Company), Eddie Taketa (Doug Varone & Dancers), Brandon “Peace” Albright (Artistic Director of Illstyle & Peace Productions), and
Souleymane Badolo (the 2014 Mariam McGlone Emerging Choreographer Award recipient).
On Sunday, March 9, Master Classes will be taught by Brian Brooks (Artistic Director of Brian Brooks Moving Company), Nicholas Leichter (Artistic Director of Nicholas Leichter Dance), Bill Hastings (Broadway veteran), Maria Bauman (Urban Bush Women), Carolyn Kirsch (Broadway veteran), Aubrey Lynch (Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater), and Ryoko Kudo (Limón Dance Company).
Date: Saturday, March 8 and Sunday, March 9
Place: Center for the Arts
Cost: $19 per class for the general public; $13 per class for Wesleyan students