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Sunday, October 7 • 10:35am - 11:50am
“Writing Across and Beyond: A Conversation on Innovating Narrative Forms”

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How might we engage with story material that is multimodal, hypertextual, or experiential in nature? How do we ethically and respectfully transcribe experiences and pasts that resist verbal or textual representation? And -- perhaps most pressing -- how might our engagements with sound archives, oral narratives, and dreamscapes create new possibilities for print forms? In this panel, writers will dialogue about translating and transcribing tarot energies, dreamscapes, and oral histories, exploring how hybridity (fluidly defined) provides a platform for putting such experiences into print. Panelists will offer inventive presentations on their currently developing projects and converse with each other and the audience about process. Projects include remixing multimodal archival material; investigating the logic of dreams; translating, transliterating, and transcribing multilingual/vocal family histories of trauma; and drawing on the energetics of tarot to dive deeper into and defamiliarize autobiographical material. Audiences will leave with a spectrum of approaches and methods for conducting “research” that is slippery and subversive.


Mildred K Barya

Assistant Professor of Creative Writing and Literature, University of North Carolina - Ashville
Mildred K Barya is Assistant Professor of creative writing and literature at UNC-Asheville, board member of African Writers Trust (AWT) and has published three poetry books, plus short stories in various journals. She holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of Denver & blogs... Read More →

Teresa Carmody

Teresa Carmody is the author of Maison Femme: a fiction and Requiem. Recently published projects include the chapbook “Hide and See” (No Press) and DeLand (Container), a view-master book made in collaboration with fiber artist Madison Creech. Carmody is the Editor Emeritus of... Read More →

Lindsey Drager

Lindsey Drager is the author of the novels The Sorrow Proper (Dzanc, 2015), recipient of the 2016 Binghamton University / John Gardner Fiction Award, and The Lost Daughter Collective (Dzanc, 2017), a finalist for the 2018 Lambda Literary Award in LGBTQ Science Fiction, Fantasy, and... Read More →

Thirii Myo Kyaw Myint

Thirii Myo Kyaw Myint is the author of the lyric novel The End of Peril, the End of Enmity, the End of Strife, A Haven (Noemi Press, 2018) and the forthcoming family history project, Zat Lun, which won the 2018 Graywolf Nonfiction Prize. Her short prose has appeared in the Black Warrior... Read More →

Sunday October 7, 2018 10:35am - 11:50am EDT
125 DeBartolo Hall