The 2014 MLA Annual Convention in Chicago, Illinois included a roundtable discussion of Modernist Studies and the Harlem Renaissance on Friday, January 10, 2014. Kathy participated in the discussion, which was organized and moderated by Adam McKible of John Jay College, City University of New York, and included such distinguished scholars as Houston A. Baker, Vanderbilt Univ.; Suzanne Wintsch Churchill, Davidson Coll.; Barbara Clare Foley, Rutgers University, Newark; George B. Hutchinson, Cornell University; and Cherene Monique Sherrard-Johnson, University of Wisconsin, Madison. The roundtable highlighted a special issue of the journal Modernism/Modernity examining Harlem Renaissance studies in relation to the New Modernism. Kathy’s contribution is here.
Grub Street in Boston offers workshops, intensive classes and seminars for writers working in all genres. Kathy participated in the Memoir Writers Summer Retreat taught by Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich during the week of July 8, 2013.
The Bear River Writer’s Conference is a writing retreat on the shores of Walloon Lake in northern Michigan running May 30 – June 3, 2013. The conference workshops are dedicated to generating new material. Kathy participated in the workshop Creating Nonfiction: Memoirs and Personal Essays taught by Bich Minh Nguyen.
Art X Detroit : Kresge Arts Experience is a five-day multidisciplinary celebration that will exclusively present newly commissioned works created by the Kresge Eminent Artists and Artists Fellows. Kathy participated in two events:
Friday, April 12, 2013
A collaborative, interdisciplinary performance, “Snapshots” features a literary reading by Kresge Artist Fellow Kathleen Pfeiffer, together with original dance choreographed and performed Thayer Jonutz and Ali Woerner. The set will employ images from Andrea Eis’s Marginalia series, art that explores the intersection of image and text as a creative meditation on the relationship between past and present. A reception will follow the event, allowing the audience an opportunity for conversation with the performers.
Snapshots: Memoir Writing Workshop
Saturday, April 13, 2013
12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
College for Creative Studies
Employing the “Snapshots” motif as a strategy for creative writing, Kathleen Pfeiffer will lead a memoir writing workshop for interested participants age 18 and older. While free and open to the public, this event will be limited to the first 15 who register. For further information, please send an inquiry through the Contact page.