Presented by Seattle Arts & Lectures
Wednesday, May 14, 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Max: 20 participants
Price: $100 / SOLD OUT
Please note that tickets are still available for Carson's presentation at Town Hall on May 13th- tickets available via this link
A special opportunity for an intimate workshop experience with a poet who, according to Daphne Merkin in the New York Times Book Review, “In the small world of people who keep up with contemporary poetry,...has been cutting a large swath, inciting both envy and admiration.” Join Ann Carson and her partner Robert Currie and only 19 other people for their 3 hour workshop, EgoCircus.
EgoCircus is a writing workshop in which there is no writing. Participants will work in collaboration, joining with others in various configurations to imagine and invent small new works in performance and perhaps, if we are lucky, all will discover dormant talents that will make us better writers.
Anne Carson is a professor of Classics, a poet, essayist and translator. “In the small world of people who keep up with contemporary poetry,” wrote Daphne Merkin in the New York Times Book Review, “Anne Carson, a Canadian professor of classics, has been cutting a large swath, inciting both envy and admiration.” Carson has gained both critical accolades and a wide readership over the course of her “unclassifiable” publishing career.
A MacArthur Genius Award-winner, Carson's most recent work is Red doc> (2013), a direct sequel to her first poetic novel Autobiography of Red (1998).
In addition to her many highly-regarded translations of classical writers, Carson has published poems, essays, libretti, prose criticism and verse novels that often cross genres. Known for her supreme erudition, her poetry can also be heartbreaking; she regularly writes on love, desire, sexual longing and despair.