(28 October 2012)Posted in Donato Mancini, Past Classes
You Must Work Harder: A Reading Workshop with Donato Mancini
Sunday October 28, 1-5pm
Location: Nalandabodhi Toronto, 174 Spadina Suite 506
Join Donato Mancini in a discussion on the major themes of his new book You Must Work Harder to Write Poetry of Excellence, with particular focus on: poetry book reviewing in Canada, the discourse of craft in criticism, the idea of the common reader and the development and role of an “aesthetic conscience.” Participants are encouraged to familiarize themselves with Mancini’s book prior to the class.
For more information about You Must Work Harder to Write Poetry of Excellence, click here.
Workshop + Book + Free Shipping = $24
The fee for this workshop/discussion includes a copy of Donato’s book You Must Work Harder to Write Poetry of Excellence with free shipping.
In addition, you get instant access to download a PDF copy of the book so you can start reading it right away!
About the Instructor/Author:
The interdisciplinary practice of Donato Mancini focuses mainly on poetry, bookworks, text-based visual art and cultural criticism. His first two books of procedural and visual writing, Ligatures (New Star 2005) and Æthel (New Star 2007) were each nominated for the ReLit Award. Two more books, Buffet World(New Star) and Fact ‘n’ Value (Fillip Editions) were published in 2011. Mancini’s visual works have been exhibited in Canada, the United States, Scandinavia and Cuba. Notable exhibitions include Surveillance Sketch (Artspeak, Vancouver 2003), Untitled: Conversation Loops (The Western Front, Vancouver 2004; with Miguel da Conceicao, Jacob Gleeson, and Elisa Rathje), Angels in the Angles at (Gallery Atsui, Vancouver 2009; with Marina Roy and Christian Bök) and the solo exhibition I Smell Something Burning (H.K.Y.D.) (CSA, Vancouver 2011). An exhibition of new print works commissioned by the Malaspina Printmaker’s Society is forthcoming in November 2012. He co-directed the world’s first genuine in-world avatar documentary AVATARA (Centre A, Vancouver 2003), now part of the Ubu Web international archive of experimental film and video. A member of the Kootenay School of Writing since 2003, he was a principal organiser of the interdisciplinary N 49 15.832 – W 123 05.921 Positions Colloquium in August 2008 (VIVO Media Arts, Vancouver). He is currently a curator in residence in VIVO’s Crista Dahl Media Library and Archive, and is enrolled in the PhD program in English at the University of British Columbia.
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