Poet Billy Collins headlines at Writer's Symposium 2013!
In keeping with our history of bringing excellent and inspiring writers to the San Diego and Point Loma community, Writer’s Symposium by the Sea 2013 is pleased to present this year’s line-up—former US Poet Laureate from 2002-2003, Billy Collins, and journalist Cathleen Falsani. Evening interviews will be held in Crill Performance Hall in the heart of the campus, as will additional afternoon workshops.
To purchase tickets and for more information, go to www.pointloma.edu/writers A $1 service charge per ticket will be applied.
Billy Collins, US Poet Laureate 2001- 03
Tuesday evening, February 26, $15
Billy Collins is an American phenomenon. No poet since Robert Frost has managed to combine high critical acclaim with such broad popular appeal. His work has appeared in a variety of periodicals including The New Yorker, The Paris Review, and The American Scholar, he is a Guggenheim fellow and a New York Public Library “Literary Lion.” His last three collections of poems have broken sales records for poetry. His readings are usually standing room only, and his audience – enhanced tremendously by his appearances on National Public Radio – includes people of all backgrounds and age groups.
Click here for a sample of his poetry: http://www.billy-collins.com
Cathleen Falsani, American journalist, author and blogger
Monday, February 25, $10
“God Girl” Cathleen Falsani is an award-winning religion columnist who writes for Religion News Service and Sojourners magazine. From 2000 to 2010 she was the religion writer for the Chicago Sun Times. Falsani is the author of several non-fiction books that deal with religious, spiritual, and cultural issues. Among these are the most recent Belieber!: Fame, Faith & the Heart of Justin Bieber, Sin Boldly: A Field Guide For Grace — a spiritual memoir and travelogue published September 1, 2008 — and The Dude Abides: The Gospel According to the Coen Brothers, published in October 2009. Click here for Falsani’s blog, The Dude Abides: http://cathleenfalsani.com
Writer’s Symposium by the Sea is an annual event designed to inspire both the writer and the reader. The lively evening interviews, conducted by symposium founder Dean Nelson (pictured), feature conversations about the stories behind the author’s stories. The audience gets to eavesdrop on these exchanges and even interact with the writer during a Q&A session that follows. Specialized afternoon workshops, conducted by published writers, provide tips and insight into the writing process.
You may also want to attend the Storyline Conference with Donald Miller, author of Blue Like Jazz, Saturday and Sunday, February 22-23 at PLNU's Brown Chapel. For complete information and to register, go to www.mystoryline.net