“This space isn’t only for artwork, it’s also to connect with people who are part of the community,” Armour said.
Eleanor Henderson said the writing department looks for acclaimed authors who will challenge new writers and help them with their own projects.
‘Paterson’ is one of the most comforting movies in recent memory, quietly reassuring its audience that a heavily cyclical life can still be exquisite.
Ithaca College’s Women and Gender Studies Program will host Gloria Joseph, professor emerita of Africana Studies at Hampshire College and partner of the late Audre Lorde, to discuss the poet’s life.
The Distinguished Visiting Writer Workshop is a one-credit course at the college that allows students to attend readings by three distinguished authors: one poet, one nonfiction writer, which will be Kiese Laymon and one fiction writer, which will be Dana Spiotta. Students also get the opportunity to study under and conference individually with one writer in the area of their choosing. For example, students interested in poetry will submit poem samples and conference with Limón. Each author also teaches two 90-minute classes throughout the semester that all students attend regardless of their concentration. Limón is the author of four books of poetry, including “Bright Dead Things,” which was a finalist for the 2015 National Book Award in Poetry, a finalist for the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award and one of the Top Ten Poetry Books of the Year, according to The New York Times. Her work explores issues of identity, relationships and language from both personal and worldly perspectives.
On Feb. 24, Benjamin Rifkin, provost and vice president for educational affairs, presented a bilingual Russian poetry reading for faculty and students.
Poet Elizabeth Willis read from her most recent poetry book “Address” and answered questions from the audience on Feb. 25 in the Handwerker Gallery as part of the Distinguished Visiting Writers’ series.