Literary Conference

“Literature and Performance”

November 4 and 5, 2021

Location:
Goodstein Foundation Library, rooms 215A and 215B
Gertrude Krampert Center, Thomas H. Empey Studio Theatre, room 171

Featuring

  • Ashley Lumpkin
  • Brandi George
  • Richard Burk
  • Patrick Amelotte
  • Taylor Gordon

Schedule

Thursday, November 4

1 p.m.

TAYLOR GORDON — “SMALL MOONS”

  • Location: Room 215, Goodstein Foundation Library
  • Wyoming Arts Council Fellowship Fiction Prize Winner Gordon will read selections from her novel “Small Moons,” a psychological thriller set in Wyoming in 1990.
2 p.m.

RICHARD BURK — “CRAFT TALK: FROM PAGE TO STAGE: LITERATURE INTO PERFORMANCE”

  • Location: Room 215, Goodstein Foundation Library
  • Casper College Theatre Instructor Rich Burk will discuss the challenges a director and his production team faces when translating and adapting the written word to the stage.
7 p.m.

CASPER COLLEGE THEATRE DEPARTMENT PERFORMS SELECTIONS FROM “FAUN” BY BRANDI GEORGE — DIRECTED BY RICHARD BURK

  • Location: Room 171, Gertrude Krampert Theatre Center, Thomas H. Empey Theatre
  • Faun, a play in verse, embodies various voices, forms, and media, as a young girl named Lily undergoes a series of transformations, guided by nymphs, flora, and fauna. A reworking of Ovid’s Metamorphoses, Faun also reflects on the themes of sexual violence that often occur in the mythic.

No tickets necessary. Admittance is free with the donation of a non-perishable food item to the Casper College Student Food Pantry.

Friday, November 5

9 a.m.

BRANDI GEORGE — “SELECTIONS FROM ‘FAUN'”

  • Location: Room 215, Goodstein Foundation Library
  • Reading: Poet and playwright Brandi George will read selected poems and selections from her play, “Faun.” Her work explores Ovidian transformations, her childhood exorcism, and dialogues with the nonhuman world. Inspired by the farm where she grew up in Ovid Michigan, her poems investigate the meter of rivers, the abecedarians of sugar maples, the typography of passenger pigeons, the homonyms of wildfire, and the people who give life to the mythic.
10 a.m.

PATRICK AMELOTTE — “ALL THE WORLD’S A STAGE”

  • Location: Room 215, Goodstein Foundation Library
  • Shakespeare’s England was a place of spectacle and spectators, of performers and performance, of audience and appraisal.  In other words (to quote Dickens) “the period was so like the present period” — and so unlike it as well.  In this talk we’ll explore some general features of early modern performance – both in life and on the stage – before diving into some of the most famous performances of Shakespeare’s plays.  But de te fabula narratur goes the Latin saying: the story is about you.  With any luck, our close examination may help us to better understand the stages we tread and the roles we play in our complex 21st century lives.
11 a.m.

ASHLEY LUMPKIN — “LOVE AND OTHER GRAMMATICAL ERRORS”

  • Location: Room 215, Goodstein Foundation Library
  • Poet and performer, Ashley Lumpkin will perform “Love and Other Grammatical Errors.”
noon – Lunch
2-4 p.m.

BRANDI GEORGE — WORKSHOP

  • Location: Room 215A, Goodstein Foundation Library
  • Alternate Ways to Find Humanity in Your Writing. How to allow chance, chaos, and nonhuman voices into your creative process.

No registration necessary.

 

ASHLEY LUMPKIN — “METAPHOR AND MEMORY – A GENERATIVE WORKSHOP”

  • Location: Room 215B, Goodstein Foundation Library
  • Participants will explore the poetry of personal narrative and the techniques necessary to make an individual experience accessible to a universal audience. In particular, we will discuss crafting an extended metaphor as the framework for those narratives and as a tool in performance.

No registration necessary.

 

Contact Us

Anthony Guerriero

conference director