Saturday March 30
Solo: Writing Our Own Adventures
Reading and discussion with Dorothy Albertini, Dawn Paul, and Susan Fox Rogers
South Berkshire Friends Meeting House, 280 State Road, Great Barrington, 3–5 p.m.
Solo adventurers and writers Dorothy Albertini, Dawn Paul, and Susan Fox Rogers will talk about their adventures in the wild and the joys and complications of journeying solo, whether on a trail, by bike, or in a kayak. All three will read from recent work—essays and fiction. This panel will inspire and inform those interested in chronicling their outdoor adventures.
Dorothy Albertini received her MFA from the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College in 2008. Recent work is in the current issue of Peep/Show. Her work has also appeared in Drunken Boat, Tantalum, the Brooklyn Rail, Going Alone (ed. Susan Fox Rogers), and NANO Fiction, where she was the winner of the first annual NANO fiction contest. The winning piece was also nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She teaches with Bard’s Institute for Writing and Thinking and the Language and Thinking Program. She writes about bears and people in Poughkeepsie, NY. dorothyalbertini.com
Dawn Paul is the author of two novels, The Country of Loneliness and Still River. She has created a text/video with painter Ben Johnson and has worked with choreographer Kelley Donovan on dance/poetry pieces. Dawn has received fellowships from the Vermont Studio Center, the Ragdale Foundation, and the Spring Creek Project. She teaches writing and is the Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs at Montserrat College of Art in Beverly, Massachusetts. corvidwriters.org/dpaul/index.html
Susan Fox Rogers is the author of My Reach: A Hudson River Memoir and the editor of twelve book anthologies, including Solo: On Her Own Adventure and Going Alone: Women’s Adventures in the Wild. She teaches the creative essay at Bard College, where she is also codirector of the Environmental and Urban Studies Program. susanfoxrogers.com