When researching the history of the New England slave trade, students enrolled in a RISD course Dialogue Across the Diaspora made a perplexing discovery.
On February 6 the artists and writers invited to participate in Show Tell/Tell Show, a half-day event co-sponsored by RISD’s Academic Commons Program and the Writing Center, expanded on the notion of ekphrasis (from the Greek prefix ek, meaning “out of” and phrasis, meaning “speech” or “expression”).
Poet and furniture designer William Lenard 14 FD once wanted to be the next David Wiesner 78 IL, the well-known picture book author and three-time Caldecott Medal winner.
Chicago native Claire Niederberger 14 GD says that when she first came to RISD, she was planning to major in Sculpture.
In the following interview,Associate Professor of Poetry + PoeticsMairéad Byrne speaks with Providence-based writer, editor and poetAmy Pickworth about the popularcouscous poetry, music and performance series she has been running since 2008 in various locations, but most recently at AS220 in downtown Providence.
The Obituary Writer, the 13th novel by Literary Arts + Studies (LAS) faculty member Ann Hood, is featured in the April issue of Oprah magazine as one of Ten Titles to Pick Up Now.
This summer RISD has joined colleges and universities across the country in assigning a selected book to all incoming freshmen, a kind of book club bonding experience that hastaken off in higher education in the last decade.
Given the notorious time commitment of Poetry in Service to Schools and the Community, you might imagine that few students would register for the English seminar taught by Rick Benjamin.
Visiting artist Lynda Barry is a strange combination of artist/author/teacher/cartoonist/comedian – and probably most importantly, a source of total inspiration.
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