Arts Organizing

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Durham Independent Dance Artists (DIDA)

Nicola Bullock, Justin Tornow, Leah Wilks, and I started a new dance organization in Durham this past spring. Our mission statement: DIDA raises the profile of independent dance in Durham by curating a season of dance performances by local choreographers. We connect audiences and artists, providing audiences with easy access to exciting local work and [...]

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Scores for Art at the Walker

In June, I helped Walker Art Center visitors interact with art through Scores for Art—basically a writing exercise designed to help viewers find new ways of thinking about art. See here for the results. Thanks to Sarah Schultz & Ashley Duffalo for setting this up!

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Walker Art Center Library residency (spring 2013)

I’m currently writer-in-residence at the Walker Art Center’s fantastic library. Follow my posts at the link below. A public showing is scheduled for June 20. * Day 2: “a photo of her body in a landscape with wings” Exercise: Look up each noun in the phrase above. Find pictures to correspond. Lay books open and [...]

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The Public Literature Project (2012-present)

The Public Literature Project creates innovative experiences that connect people with literature in playful and meaningful ways. As founder and curator, I organize PuLP activities, connect with venues, select writers, publicize events, and run programs. PuLP is in its beginning stages: we have completed one project (“The Poet Is In”) and are planning our next [...]

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Quodlibetica (2011-2013)

Quodlibetica is an arts and culture quarterly. As a co-editor, I plan issues with my fellow editors, Christina Schmid and Thomas Haakenson, solicit and edit articles, publicize our work, and speak to college classes about our endeavors. Find Quodlibetica here. Please contact me if you’d like to write for Quodlibetica.

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The Works: A Writers' Salon (2009-2011)

“The Works” filled a gap in the Twin Cities writing scene by providing a congenial, non-competitive atmosphere for discussing the art of writing, in which writers from Todd Boss to Maria Damon and Brian Teare to Steve Healey discussed ideas ranging from alternatives to the traditional literary reading to specific craft issues to critiques of [...]

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What Light: This Week's Poem (2006-08)

“What Light,” a poem-a-week contest co-sponsored by mnartists.org and Magers & Quinn Books, published a range of Minnesota writers, included quarterly readings, and culminated in a print anthology. I solicited and screened entries, selected judges and handled their payment, coordinated, publicized, and hosted readings, and edited the print anthology. Find the What Light archives here. [...]

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Re:View blog for the Walker Art Center (2005-10)

The Re:View blog showcases local artists’ reactions to the Walker’s touring performances. I created the blog and curated two years of guest writers (2005-06), then guest blogged for two seasons (2007-08, 2009-10). The Walker continues the blog today. Find Re:View here. My posts for the blog are here.  

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