English and Creative Writing
The Banquet of Donny and Ari: Scenes From the Opera is novella-in-verse about a marriage characterized by the struggle between the Dionysian appreciation of wildness and the Apollonian desire for order and serenity. The hedonistic, indulgent, and spontaneous Donny is mounting a 400th anniversary production of Monteverdi's opera "l'Orfeo." Meanwhile Ari, a textile artist, is creating a series of tapestries called "The Human Footprint Series" that reflect her personal grief as well as her despair about the future of life on earth. A reading followed by a discussion of the creative process and a Q&A.
Friday, October 25, 2013