Alumni across the country are invited to join in celebrating the bicentennial with this virtual faculty lecture series. In our third event, join Sarah Heidt '97, associate professor of English, for a workshop on writing back to our lives.
In this interactive workshop, we will reflect and experiment with the ways of exploratory writing can bring us into closer contact with our lives — both our past experiences and our ongoing ones. "Writing back to" may mean transporting ourselves joyfully or curiously back to earlier moments. It may also mean responding to or even rebuking some part of our lives, returning to and reanimating it so that we can address it anew. We will consider a sampling of literary works that stage this kind of writing back, and we will experiment with at least one writing exercise designed to get us in touch with our memories and experiences. No preparation is necessary, but participants should have their favorite writing implements ready for active use.
200 Years of Learning in the Company of Friends Lecture Series
As part of Kenyon's yearlong bicentennial celebration, this six-part virtual event series will highlight some of the College's best known faculty members, including several Trustee Teaching Excellence Award winners. The events will coincide with the academic calendar — including a summer break — and cover a variety of topics in the fine arts, humanities, natural sciences and social sciences. Here's a look at the spring line-up:
- Feb. 21: Professor Jon Tazewell ’84, "August Wilson's Seven Guitars"
- March 28: Professor Madeline Wade, "How AI can help us understand the densest objects in the universe"
- April 2: Sarah Heidt ’97, "Writing Back to Our Lives"