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Sunday, September 22 • 9:00am - 10:15am
The "Several Lives" of Multimedia Texts

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A painting can be seen and re-seen in various group shows, a sculpture can move across galleries, and a piece of installation art can morph to feature various site-specific locations, but when a poem, a short story, or an essay gets published in a magazine, that piece is rarely featured in another format. And what do these differing varieties of “publication” across artistic fields suggest for the image-text? What possibilities arrive for the video poem that is allowed to shift as it travels between festivals across the country? Or for a tactile essay that is displayed as an exhibit? What "several lives," for example, will an interactive digital text go on to have as digital platforms evolve?

On this panel, five interdisciplinary writers will talk about what happens when texts take on multiple lives through hybrid modes of publication: stories as performances, poems printed on fabric, essays as installations, and translations in video form. Our conversation will focus on the expansive opportunities available to multimedia literary works in several iterations that both meet and surpass the limits of traditional literary venues and the vocabularies of genre. The final third of our presentation will be devoted to a collaborative how-to for multimedia texts that (wish to) take on several iterations.


Rajnesh Chakrapani

Raj Chakrapani lived in Romania, Liberia, Myanmar and received an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. His work is placed or forthcoming in Lana Turner, Speculative City, Word Thug, Sequestrum, Crevice.ro and his video work has appeared in TriQuarterly Review. He currently teaches... Read More →

Noam Dorr

Noam Dorr's debut book, Love Drones, is forthcoming in July 2019 from Sarabande Books. His work has appeared in Gulf Coast, Seneca Review, Passages North, and other places. His essay, "Love Drones," won the Gulf Coast Essay Prize and was a notable essay in the Best American Essays... Read More →

Chelsea Werner-Jatzke

Chelsea Werner-Jatzke is the author of the chapbooks Adventures in Property Management(Sibling Rivalry, 2017) and Thunder Lizard (H_NGM_N, 2016). With artist Douglas Degges, Chelsea is co-creator of Borough Body, a collection of paintings and prose poems that has been presented as... Read More →
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Sarah Minor

Assistant Professor of Creative Writing, Cleveland Institute of Art
Sarah Minor is the author of The Persistence of The Bonyleg: Annotated (Essay Press, 2016) and a collection of visual essays forthcoming from Rescue Press (2020). She has exhibited installations of essays at The University of Arizona Historical Society in Tucson, AZ (2014), Blue Mark... Read More →

Cori A. Winrock

Cori A. Winrock's collection, Little Envelope of Earth Conditions, was awarded Editor's Choice for the Alice James Books Prize and is forthcoming in January 2020. Her first book, This Coalition of Bones (Kore Press), received the Freund Prize from Cornell University. She is the winner... Read More →

Sunday September 22, 2019 9:00am - 10:15am PDT