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Writer Eva Salzman named Artist-in-Residence

She and Lake Forest students will give a public reading on October 4 at 7:00 p.m.

The Artist in Residence Committee is proud to announce the first visiting artist of the year, contemporary American poet Eva Salzman. 

Her work has been widely acclaimed, and includes such works as Double Crossing: New & Selected Poems (Bloodaxe), a (UK) Poetry Book Society Recommendation, and Women’s Work: Modern Women Poets Writing in English (Seren). The latter has been described as an “excellent read, a sourcebook for writers and students, and a formal scholar’s delight.”She is visiting Lake Forest as part of a cross-country tour.

While here, she will visit with classes, lead two writing workshops, and give a reading along with Lake Forest students. Below is a round-up of events related to her visit:

Mon. Oct 3, 4:00 p.m.
CREATIVE MEMOIR: a workshop for Lake Forest students
They say write what you know. But sometimes you don’t know what you know.
Real experience or the “truth” is the starting point for the imagination.
Lake Forest students will work on their writing with Salzman “in a relaxed yet constructively critical atmosphere.”  Their works will be read at the public reading on Tuesday, October 4 at 7:00 p.m.

Tues Oct 4, 4:00 p.m.
WRITING THE BLUES: a workshop for Lake Forest students
Salzman and students will discuss technical strategies authors employ when working with composers and the chance to practice performing work, in preparation for the reading of student work at 7pm that evening.

Tues Oct. 4, 7:00 p.m., McCormick Auditorium
Students who participated in one or both of the workshops will read from their work, followed by a reading by Eva Salzman. A reception with the poets will follow.