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Bennington College History: Literature: 2000s Literature Readings and Lectures

A guide to the history of literature at Bennington College

2000s Literature Readings and Lectures

2000

  • Coleman Bark, Robert Bly, Donald Hall. Writing Seminars. Usdan Gallery. (2000-01-07) poster
  • Frank Bidart. Ben Belitt Lecture. (2000-03-28)
  • April Bernard. "Tending Your Lightning Field" Convocation. Bennington: The Alumni Magazine 
  • Paul Boesing, Tom Bogdan, Terry Creach, Jim Hodges. "Tell Me The Truth About Love" a new music/ dance/theater piece based on 20 W.H. Auden poems. (2000-10-15) poster
  • Eleanor Wilner and Constance Merritt. Poetry reading. Barn One. (2000-11-30) poster

2001

  • Bennington Writing Seminars. January 4-12. | Bennington Banner event listing 
    • Donald Hall and Molly Peacock (2001-01-04)
    • Robert Bly and Robert Creeley (2001-01-05)
    • Douglas Bauer and Susan Dodd (2001-01-06)
    • Amy Hempel and Shelia Kohler (2001-01-07)
    • Elizabeth Cox and Jill McCorkle (2001-01-08)
    • Lucy Grealy and David Lehman (2001-01-09)
    • William Finnegan and Marjorie Perloff (2001-01-11)
    • April Bernard and George Packer (2001-01-12)
  • Under the Bam, Under the Bomb, Under the Ban-the-Bomb Tree : A (sort of) literary cabaret. program | poster. (2001-03-15)
  • Rick Moody. Commencement Address. (2001-06)
  • John Prebble. "The Passions and Perils of Scientific Biography: On Writing the Biography of Nobel Laureate Peter Mitchell." Tishman. (2001-10-11) poster 

2002

  • Michael Pollan ' 76. "The Botany of Desire" Candace De Vries Olesen Lectureship for Distinguished Alumni. Carriage Barn (2002-05-09) Bennington: The Alumni Magazine | Poster
  • Bernard Lewis. The Ben Belitt Lecture. Bennington: The Alumni Magazine
  • Stephen Sandy. Commencement speaker. (2002-06-08) Bennington: The Alumni Magazine Fall 2002

2003

  • Michael Fried. Poetry reading. Welling Living Room. (2003-05-05) poster
  • Alicia Borinsky and Cola Franzen. A bilingual reading and presentation. Welling Living Room. (2003-05-05) poster
  • Lydia Davis. A lecture "On Translating Proust" and a reading. Welling Living Room. (2003-05-08) poster 
  • Steven Bach. Convocation speaker. (2003-09) Bennington: The Alumni Magazine Spring/Summer 2004.

2004

  • Stephen Bach. A Perspective on Film History. Tishman. (2004-05-04) poster
  • Marguerite Feitlowitz. Commencement speaker. (2004-06) Bennington: The Alumni Magazine Fall 2004 / Winter 2005
  • Bennington Writing Seminars Writers Reading Series. June. Bennington Banner article
    • April Bernard and Alice Mattison. (2004-06-10)
    • Joyce Maynard, Askold Melnyczuk, and Jason Shinder (2004-06-11)
    • Doug Bauer, Amy Gerstler, and Amy Hempel (2004-06-12)
    • Sven Birkerts, Thomas Gavin, and Ed Ochester (2004-06-13)
  • Robert Pinsky. A poetry reading of Frost and Pinsky. Tishman (2004-11-07) poster

2005

  • Bennington Writing Seminars Writers Reading Series. January 5-13. Press release
    • Jill McCorkle and Lynne Sharon Schwartz. January 5 (2005-01-05)
    • David Gates and Nuala O'Faolain. (2005-01-06)
    • Barbara Lazear Ascher and Liam Rector. (2005-01-07)
    • Doug Anderson and Christine Schutt. (2005-01-08)
    • Tom Bissell and Jane Ciabattari. (2005-01-09)
    • Susan Kinsolving and Sheila Kohler. (2005-01-11)
    • Ben Cheever and Timothy Liu. (2005-01-12)
    • April Bernard and Barry Lopez. (2005-01-13)
  • Jonthan Letham, '86. Commencement address. (2005-06-04) Speech | Photos | Jonathan Lethem '86 and Steven Bach photo 
  • Bennington Writing Seminars Writers Reading Series. June 17-24. Bennington Banner article
    • Virgil Suarez and Ed Ochester (2005-06-17)
    • Martha Cooley and David Trinidad (2005-06-18)
    • Amy Hempel and Bob Shacochis (2005-06-19)
    • Molly Haskell and Sven Birkerts (2005-06-20)
    • Betsy Cox and Christine Schutt (2005-06-22)
    • Amy Gerstler and Askold Melnyczuk(2005-06-23)
    • Frank Bidart (2005-06-24)
  • Rebecca Godwin reading from a work-in-progress and Liam Rector reading from his most recent work. (2005-10-07) Reunion weekend press release

2006

  • Mark Conway. Poetry reading. Franklin Living Room. (2006-04-05)
  • April Bernard. Reading. Franklin Living Room. (2006-04-19)
  • Andrea Barrett. Reading from her work. Franklin Living Room (2006-05-24) Bennington College Events May 2006
  • Bennington Writing Seminars Writers Reading Series. Deane Carriage Barn. June 15-22
    • Sven Birkets and Martha Cooley (2006-06-15)
    • Linda Gregg and Amy Hempel (2006-06-16)
    • Lyndall Gordon and Oliva Gordon (2006-06-17)
    • Betsy Cox and Donald Hall (2006-06-18)
    • Barry Hannah and Major Jackson (2006-06-19)
    • Ed Ochester and Bob Shacochis (2006-06-20)
    • Amy Gerstler and Phillip Lopate (2006-06-21)
    • Virgil Suarez and Dan Wakefield (2006-06-22)
  • Literature Gathering. Franklin Living Room (2006-09-13)
  • Grace Paley. Reading and discussion of her work. Tishman. (2006-11-05) Bennington College Events Fall 2006

2007

  • Bennington Writing Seminars Writers Reading Series. January 4-12
    • Henri Cole and Sheila Kohler (2007-01-04)
    • Susan Cheever and Ilan Stavas (2007-01-05)
    • Priscilla Hodgkins, MFA '96, and Liam Rector (2007-01-06)
    • Barbara Ascher and Patricia Volk (2007-01-07)
    • Deirdre Bair and Spencer Reece (2007-01-08)
    • Stephen Dunn and Terese Svoboda (2007-01-10)
    • Askold Melnyczuk and George Scialabba (2007-01-11)
    • Alice Mattison and Rachel Pastan (2007-01-12)
  • Vijay Seshadri. Writing Seminars Commencement address (2007-01-13)
  • Steven Bach. Reading from his new book, Leni: The Life and Work of Leni Reifenstahl. Tishman (2007-04-18) poster
  • Galway Kinnell. Reading. Tishman. (2007-11-04) poster
  • Bennington Writing Seminars Writers Reading Series. June 14 - 22 list
    • Sven Birkerts and Amy Hempel (2007-06-14)
    • Dinah Lenney and Phillip Lopate (2007-06-15)
    • Michael Burkard and Susan Kinsolving (2007-06-16)
    • Bernard Cooper and Amy Gerstler (2007-06-17)
    • David Daniel and Jean Valentine (2007-06-18)
    • Jill McCorkle and William Tucker (2007-06-20)
    • David Gates and Timothy Liu (2007-06-21)
    • April Bernard and Lynne Sharon Schwartz (2007-06-22)
  • Alec Wilkinson '74 Reading. Deane Carriage Barn/Fireplace Room (2007-10-03) event list
  • Literature Gathering: Poetry Game Night. Franklin Living Room. (2007-10-10) event list
  • Amy Hempel. Reading. Franklin Living Room. (2007-10-29) event list

2008

  • Bennington Writing Seminars Writers Reading Series. 
    • Doug Bauer and Ed Ochester. (2008-01-03)
    • Rachel Pastan and Martha Southgate (2008-01-04)
    • George Scialabba (2008-01-05)
    • Robin Hemley and Major Jackson (2008-01-07)
    • Frank Bidart and Askold Melnyczuk (2008-01-10)
  • Gretel Ehrlich '67. Reading. Franklin Living Room. (2008-04-16)
  • Bennington Writing Seminars Writers Reading Series.
    • Amy Hempel and Nicholas Montemarano (2008-06-12)
    • Martha Cooley and Timothy Liu. (2008-06-13)
    • Susan Cheever and Brian Morton. (2008-06-14)
    • Charles Bock and Fiona Maazel (2008-06-15)
    • Amy Gerstler and Dinah Lenney (2008-06-16)
    • Bret Anthony Johnston and Francine Prose (2008-06-17)
    • Michael Burkard and Sheila Kohler (2008-06-19)
    • Lucie Brock-Broido and Bernard Cooper (2008-06-20)
  • Roxana Robinson '68. Reading. Franklin Living Room. (2008-09-17) poster
  • James McCourt. Franklin Living Room. (2009-10-08)

2009