Page vs Stage

Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 5:00 pm

Page and performance poets argue the pros and cons of poetry for the page and poetry for the stage in a bid to convince the next generation of poets to join ‘their’ side. Which medium will reign supreme in this no metaphor, simile, rhyme or caesura holds barred event. Come watch as poets fight dirty!

Image credit: Adam Chandler


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Self-Publishing: Punk Rock vs Pathetic

Sunday, October 2, 2016
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Is traditional publishing for wusses who are happy to relinquish control of their art, or is it the only way to guarantee quality? We scheduled this debate to find out!

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Fact vs Fiction

Saturday, October 1, 2016
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

A comedy debate about fiction vs non fiction in writing. Does "the truth" really exist or is it just a construct?

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BFA vs NYWF

Friday, September 30, 2016
9:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Is writing something you can teach? Is studying writing for hacks? This debate will decide.

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Science Writing vs Science Fiction

Saturday, October 1, 2016
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The apocalypse has come and gone - but what's left of humanity? Scientists pit their predictions for the future against the speculations of sci fi writers.