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Sunday, May 7 • 10:15am - 11:15am
What's Your Literary Lineage?

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If you don’t know where you come from, how do you know where you’re going? For poets, knowing where you come from includes knowing your “literary lineage” (aka influences). Knowing this lineage can reveal, and help you address, problems in your writing—this knowledge can help get you out of a writerly rut! Panelists will discuss how they “mapped out” or “came to understand” their lit lineage, and how this has helped (or hindered) their writing. This could include talking about being a mentee or a mentor (to "descendants"). Panel presentations are meant to be a guide for audience members to trace their own literary lineages so they may assess and advance their own writing.

Moderators
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Jennifer Jean

Co-director, Morning Garden Artist Retreats
Jennifer Jean's debut poetry collection is The Fool (Big Table, 2013); her chapbooks include: The Archivist, and In the War. Her poetry and prose have appeared, or are forthcoming, in: Rattle, Drunken Boat, Crab Creek Review, Waxwing, Caketrain, Denver Quarterly, Tidal Basin Revi... Read More →

Speakers
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Mark Halliday

Born in 1949, Mark Halliday earned his B.A. at Brown University in 1971, an M.A. in creative writing at Brown in 1976, and a Ph.D. in English Literature at Brandeis University in 1983.  He has taught English at two high schools and five colleges;  since 1996 he has taught at Ohio University in the creative writing... Read More →
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Elizabeth Powell

Associate Professor of Writing and Literature/Editor of Green Mountains Review, Johnson State College
Elizabeth A. I. Powell is the author of "The Republic of Self" a New Issue First Book Prize winner, selected by C.K. Williams. Her second book "Willy Loman's Reckless Daughter: Living Truthfully Under Imaginary Circumstances" won the Robert Dana Prize in poetry, chosen by Maureen... Read More →
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Karla Van Vliet

Karla Van Vliet is a poet, artist and Integrative Dreamwork analyst. Her poems have appeared in such journals as Poet Lore, Blue Heron Review, The Tishman Review, Found Poetry Review and Green Mountain Review. Her most recent book From the Book of Remembrance (Shanti Arts, 2015... Read More →


Sunday May 7, 2017 10:15am - 11:15am
Old Town Hall Second Floor 32 Derby Square, Salem, MA 01970

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