(Re)Discovering the Typewriter: A Talk by Cassandra Cleghorn
Cassandra Cleghorn, typewriter enthusiast, poet and professor at Williams College, recently tried an experiment. How might manual typewriters change the writing habits of her 20-year-old students, most of whom had never even touched a a Smith Corona or an Olympia? One month later, the results were amazing. (Here's a link to the short film made about the course by filmmaker Diana Walczak: https://vimeo.com/291774897) Come hear about Cassandra's experience with her students, and about how her Hermes 3000 has changed her own writing practice. Typewriters will be present for hands-on fun!
Cassandra Cleghorn was born in upstate New York, raised in southern California, and studied Greek at the University of California – Santa Cruz and American Studies at Yale University. Her first book, Four Weathercocks, was published by Marick Press in 2016. Her poems have been published in many journals including Paris Review, New Orleans Review, Yale Review, Southwest Review, Narrative, The Common, and Poetry International.She lives in Massachusetts where she teaches at Williams College and serves as Poetry Editor of Tupelo Press.