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Amaranth Borsuk launches public project to define the book

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To accompany her recently-published volume The Book  (MIT Press, 2018), IAS faculty member Amaranth Borsuk has launched a web project to expand our definition of an object we think we know intimately. At t-h-e-b-o-o-k.com, Borsuk is compiling crowd-sourced answers to the question What is the/a book?, which she has posed to over 100 artists, writers, scholars, publishers, and librarians. In her MIT Press volume, Borsuk defines the book with ...

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Cristina Cortez awarded Mineral School artist residency

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Recent alum Cristina Cortez (’18, MFA in Creative Writing & Poetics) has been awarded a Mineral School artist residency. Mineral School nurtures literary, performing, and visual artists to generate new work and present that work to the public. Cortez is part of the fourth cohort of residents, who will spend two weeks this summer living and working at the Mineral School, a transformed 1947 school building located in a small lake town at the foot of Mt. Rainier. 

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Amaranth Borsuk interviewed about her new book, The Book

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Whether you think it's on its way out or a permanent fixture in our culture, there's no denying that we're fascinated with books. IAS faculty member Amaranth Borsuk, author of the just released volume The Book (MIT Press, 2018), joins host Marcus Smith of the BYU Radio Podcast Thinking Aloud to explore the limits and possibilities of the book as object, as content, and as idea. Tune in at 8pm EST on Sirius XM 143, or listen online.

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After the MFA: The Trace Remains - Alumni in Conversation

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By Andrew Carson (’16)

I recently had the opportunity to meet up over lunch with Lynarra Featherly and Sarah Baker, fellow alumni of the University of Washington Bothell MFA in Creative Writing & Poetics program. What resulted was a ranging conversation during which we discussed our MFA experiences, our lives now, and a few pertinent asides.

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Natalie Singer releases memoir: California Calling: A Self-Interrogation

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This week alum Natalie Singer (’16, Creative Writing & Poetics) releases her memoir, California Calling: A Self-Interrogation. Singer will discuss her memoir at Elliott Bay Books on March 5, joined in conversation by Sonora Jha, Hugo House Prose Writer-in-Residence and author of Foreign. On March 13 Singer will appear at Lit Fix, Seattle’s bar-friendliest reading and music series, hosted at Chop Suey.

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