Friday, December 4, 2015

Bridging Writers Series

Christian McEwen:  World Enough & Time and
 Sparks from the Anvil

Monday, December 7, 2015
6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Thayer Memorial Library, Dexter Thayer Room

Christian McEwen is a writer, educator, and cultural activist. Her book, World Enough & Time: On Creativity and Slowing Down, is now in its sixth edition, and is also available in an audio format. She has also compiled a small book of daily meditations, entitled The Tortoise Diaries. Her most recent book is Sparks from the Anvil: The Smith College Poetry Interviews.  McEwen has edited four anthologies, including Jo's Girls: Tomboy Tales of High Adventure, and The Alphabet of the Trees: A Guide to Nature Writing. She has written for the Nation and the Village Voice, and her poems and essays have been widely published. She helped produce the documentary film Tomboys! Feisty Girls and Spirited Women, and is currently working on a play, Legal Tender: Women & the Secret Life of Money, along with its linked project, Money Talks.  McEwen has taught poetry, creative writing and environmental literature at a number of venues, including the Scottish Poetry Library in Edinburgh, Williams College and Lesley University in Massachusetts, and Parsons and the New School in New York City. She has been a fellow at the Yaddo and MacDowell art colonies. In 2011, she received a grant in playwriting from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.  Born in London, McEwen grew up in the Borders of Scotland, and currently lives in Northampton, Massachusetts.

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