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We Interrupt Your Regularly Scheduled Programming for a Brief Announcement Which is Titled ALETTE IN OAKLAND

By Harriet Staff

Alice Notley

The Bay Area Public School is preparing for a three-day symposium to celebrate the life and poetry of Alice Notley to take place this October. All participants welcome, regardless of institutional affiliations. Proposals and questions accepted at [email protected]

The Bay Area Public School is thrilled to announce ALETTE IN OAKLAND, a three-day symposium celebrating the life and poetry of Alice Notley, scheduled for October 24 through 26, 2014.

We are seeking creative and critical responses to Notley's work from the broadest possible pool for inclusion in this event -- & that includes you!

Please send us a detailed 1-page description of your proposal, describing what you would like to do & how it relates to or responds to Notley's work and the wide variety of issues embedded in the dozens of books she has produced since 1971. Please note that all presentations are restricted to ten minutes.

All proposals should be sent by email to [email protected]

For those unable to travel, we are planning to accommodate some remote presentations via Skype. We are also planning to create a web-based archive of responses to Notley's work. If you'd like to be considered for remote presentation, or to be a part of this archive, please mention this in your proposal.

This proposal is open to everyone, regardless of institutional affiliations or lack thereof. We want students, admirers, and followers of Alice's work to talk about why this work is so important to them -- and so important, period.

The submission period closes on May 1. Please send your submissions, or any questions you may have, to [email protected]

You can keep up on the developments of 'Alette in Oakland' by checking in at aletteinoakland.blogspot.com.
Please spread the word as widely as you see fit. We look forward to seeing your submissions !

Love -- The Committee for Alette in Oakland

Originally Published: March 31st, 2014