Talk by Maxine Chernoff: The Double World
Reading, Empathy and Transformation
Friday, January 13, 2006, 7-9 p.m.
The Women's Building, Room A
3543 18th St. at Guerrero
$10-20 sliding scale
Light snacks and refreshments will be provided
This talk is the first in a series of events sponsored by the Teaching Collective designed to enrich curriculum and classroom planning for teachers, serve as inspiration for writers and, most of all, create a space for learning and dialogue in the bay area creative writing and creative teaching communities. The night's event includes a presentation by Maxine Chernoff and time for Q&A and discussion.
Maxine Chernoff has been a writer for 34 years. She has written 7 books of poetry, most recently AMONG THE NAMES and six books of fiction including SOME OF HER FRIENDS THAT YEAR: NEW AND SELECTED STORIES. Lately, she has been writing poetry and essays including the one you will hear tonight. She has also been translating the works of Friedrich Hölderlin with Paul Hoover. Some of the poems have appeared in Conjunctions, Triquarterly, 26, Circumference, and Chicago Review. Her novel A BOY IN WINTER is being made into an independent film in Canada. She edits NEW AMERICAN WRITING with Paul Hoover and is Chair of CW at SFSU.
Teaching Collective (TC) is the frontier of creative teaching. We are working artists who teach and teachers seeking new ways to learn. As individuals and as a community, we engage in an ongoing process of looking at how we make art and teach others to do the same, seeking a balance between the exquisite mystery of art-making and the rewards of close examination and collective inquiry.