This Tuesday we had the honor of hosting poet, teacher and MFA candidate Deanna Larsen for a energetic drop-in lecture/discussion revolving around one of the world's most versatile (and in some ways, most controversial) four-letter words.
There was plenty of wonderful discussion around all things F-word related, including taboos, historic and current usage, cultural hang-ups, as well as some hilarious personal stories from the audience itself.
The discussion ranged in tone from uproarious humor to serious discussion and personal reflection as Deanna transitioned through an exhaustively interesting and deep analysis of the word.
We've also very excited to let you know we recorded the event, and plan on releasing the discussion to the public in the near future! Honestly, we're just dipping out toes in ways to share classes and discussions around the world, so please be patient as we figure out the best way to deliver a quality final product! Hopefully going forward, we'll be able to bring a lot more topics and interesting discussion online for everyone to download!
We want to give a HUGE 'thank you!' to Deanna for all of her preparation, enthusiasm and the scholarly approach to the topic!
If you couldn't make it but you'd like a chance to see Deanna in the flesh, she'll be teaching a creative writing workshop at Light Grey on Tuesday October 2 from 7 - 8:30pm for 'Trusting your voice' for $15.
Deanna Larsen is a poet and MFA candidate at Minnesota State University, Mankato where she teaches English Composition and is an assistant poetry editor for Blue Earth Review. Her work has appeared in PANK, Blood Orange Review, Neon, and numerous other publications. She has recently been nominated for two Pushcart Prizes and for inclusion in the annual anthology Best New Poets. Additionally, she is a Spanish tutor, freelance translator, and laser tag enthusiast.
Click through to see the other images from Deanna's great lecture including a couple that have the infamous F-word on them.