Sharon Dolin to Participate in Aphorism Conference in Hartford, CT


Saturday April 1, 2017, 10am to 4:30pm

Hartford History Center

Hartford Public Library

500 Main Street, Hartford CT

Opening talk—


Celebrate the art of the aphorism with James Geary: His presentation will explore the witty power of aphorisms in literature and daily life through the lively juggling of words & ideas. Geary is the foremost contemporary authority on the aphorism.

Presentations by three contemporary aphorists—

 Alfred Corn: Concision, Concentration, Poetry 

Sharon Dolin: Sequencing the Whole Fragment

George Murray: The Aphorist as Undertaker

Aphorism Workshop—

Starting at 1:45 pm, James Geary will lead an interactive workshop on how to write aphorisms.

Group Reading—

3:30 pm, conference participants will have the opportunity to read their original aphorisms. Followed by a Q&A with the contemporary aphorists.

Conference is Free. RSVP by March 25 to—

 Jim Finnegan

Sharon Dolin’s Appearances at the AWP Conference in DC

Thursday-Sat. Feb. 9-11. Writing About Art in Barcelona @ the Book Fair. 408. Stop by and visit. Pick up a brochure.

Friday. Feb. 10: 3-4:15pm. Poets Writing the Holocaust: The New Generation .(, , , , ): Marquis Salon 7 & 8, Marriott Marquis, Meeting Level Two

Sat. Feb. 11: 12-1:15pm: 50 Years of the Pitt Poetry Series: Readings from the Northeast Quadrant. (, , , , ) Poets with recent books in the Pitt Poetry Series, living in the Northeast, read from their work. Marquis Salon 6, Marriott Marquis, Meeting Level Two

Sat. Feb. 11: 2pm: Signing at Pitt Table AWP Book Fair: #353