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"Hearing - and writing - voices," James Geary, Ida Beam Distinguished Visiting Professor

October 4, 2019 - 4:00pm
Gerber Lounge, 304 EPB

The audiobook of Wit’s End is voiced by professional actors, and in this reading (and playing) of the book, Geary will discuss process, voice, and the liberation and restrictions of writing in different formats. How is the solitary act of writing performative in the same way that, say, acting is? What changes in a work when it moves from one medium to another, from the page to the stage or the recording studio? How does the writing/thinking process change when you're composing in styles that are not your own?

Sponsored by the Department of English, with support from the Nonfiction Writing Program, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, the International Writing Program, Iowa City City of Literature, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and the Provost's Office.

Free and open to the public.