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Fall Convergence 2019

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&Now 2019: Points of Convergence

September 19-22, 2019

Keynotes

Barbara Browning, LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs, Nathaniel Mackey

The literary world is both a microcosm and litmus for issues that have rocked the nation and the world. &NOW 2019 POINTS OF CONVERGENCE will provide a space for conversations, performances and readings that seek to articulate, bridge, or resolve these conflicts. A point is a location and also a salient detail. No effort is too big or too small to create a crack in the edifice that locks us in.

&Now is a biennial literary fesival known for presenting innovative writing, thinking about writing, and interdisciplinary explorations such as new poetics, performances, narrative, critical, electronic, and multimedia projects.  In addition to presenting new work, its book fair, panels and readings foster conversation abot past, present, and future literary concerns and movements. 

&Now 2019 Points of Convergence is the latest iteration of a festival that travels to a different region every two years.  In the past it has been hosted by University of Notre Dame, California Institute of the Arts, University of Colorado at Boulder, and others.  

Every year, the MFA in Creative Writing & Poetics at the University of Washington Bothell hosts a Fall Convergence that brings together writers, artists, faculty, and students in readings, performances, and panels around a topic of inquiry in creative practice and poetics.  Read the news article about this exciting event.