Literary Salon with Cole Bellamy – September 20th

Literary Salon

Come participate in our first literary salon of the 2017-2018 season, a place for the community to engage with authors and explore new ideas.

Dangerous Poetry: Creativity, Risk, and Failure with Cole Bellamy

Experimentation is necessary for progress; but of course, most experiments fail. To progress creatively, then, requires us to accept and celebrate the possibility of failure. This can be more difficult than it seems, especially when the doctrine of success is a central part of our culture, and failure can often be punished harshly. How then do we give ourselves the room to experiment and fail? And what does poetry have to do with it?

Cole Bellamy is the author of three collections of poetry, Lancelot’s Blues, The Mermaid Postcard, and American Museum. His writing has been featured in Moonshot, The Louisville Review, Penumbra, and Defenestration, and he teaches creative writing at Saint Leo University and USF St. Petersburg. He organizes literary and arts events, makes strange music, and generally tries to make neat things happen. He lives alone in Seminole Heights with a cat named Oskar.

$5.00 suggested donation

A huge THANK YOU to our partner the Morean Art Center and coordinator Sabrina Dalla Valle.

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