SFCC Announces Readings in the Library: Spring 2016 Series

Santa Fe Community College’s Library and Creative Writing Program will host a series of readings throughout the spring semester. SFCC Faculty members reading from their works will kick off the series on Feb. 17 at 4 p.m. Natalie Goldberg will read from her new book The Great Spring and the 30th anniversary of Writing Down the Bones on March 22. On April 13 at 5 p.m. Miriam Sagan will read from her work. All readings are free to attend, and refreshments will be served.

The public is invited to attend.

Wednesday, February 17, 4 p.m. SFCC faculty members will read from original works.

Tuesday, March 22, 3 p.m. Award-winning author Natalie Goldberg and students will read, followed by a Q&A with Goldberg. Her new books will be available for purchase – cash or check only. In addition, Goldberg will be signing books following the event.

Wednesday, April 13, 5 p.m. Founder of the SFCC Creative Writing program and creator of the Santa Fe Literary Review, Miriam Sagan will read from her original work.

All events will be held at the  SFCC Library, Santa Fe Community College, 6401 Richards Ave.

Of Note: Natalie Goldberg, award winning writer and prolific painter, celebrates the 30th anniversary of her groundbreaking work Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within and the release of her newest book The Great Spring with a reading and discussion. SFCC students will be invited to read alongside Goldberg.

Of Writing Down the Bones, Goldberg has said, “What have I learned about writing over these thirty years? I’ve written fourteen books, and it’s the practice in Bones that is the foundation, sustaining and building my writing voice, that keeps me honest, teaches me how to endure the hard times and how to drop below discursive thinking, to taste the real meat of our minds and the life around us.”

Miriam Sagan, SFCC associate professor and poet, founded and directs SFCC’s Creative Writing program and established the Santa Fe Literary Review. Sagan holds a B.A. with honors from Harvard University and an M.A. in Creative Writing from Boston University. She is the author of more than 20 books. Her blog is at miriamswell.wordpress.com.


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