Lights, Camera, Writers! A Celebration

The Sundance Institute Writing Fellows Joined by Utah State Poet Laureate David Lee
the next best thing to watching movies is talking and reading about them. Listen as 2001 Sundance Institute Writing Fellows Shonda Buchanan, Ben Ehrenreich, Lisa Garibay, Maggie Jones, Ginu Kamani, Tom Tompkins and Utah State Poet Laureate David Lee read prose and poems about the cinema and other arts. Join in a discussion addressing how wiring about film and the arts changes the art. Or does it?
Welcome and Introductions: Jason Shinder
Shonda Buchanan's writing has appeared in publications that include the LA Weekly, the Los Angeles Times, and Step into the World: A Global Anthology of the New Black Literature. She is currently the associate editor for Turning Point Magazine.
Ben Ehrenreich is a Los Angeles-based reporter, critic, essayist, and fiction writer and a frequent contributor to LA Weekly and Mother Jones Magazine. This past year, he was selected to be a resident artist at the Djerassi Resident Artist Program in California.
Lisa Garibay contributes to SOMA Magazine and Mean Street Magazine, the San Francisco Bay Guradian, and She is also the founder of, a literary forum for artists and journalists.
Maggie Jones is a frequent contributor to New York Times Magazine, Washington Post Book World,, and The Philadelphia Inquirer. Honors include a National Woman's Political Caucus Award and an Exceptional Merit Media Award.
Ginu Kamani's essays and fiction have appeared in Cosmopolitan, India Currents, San Francisco Examiner, and many anthologies. She is a Visiting Writer in Fiction at Mills College, Oakland, California.
Tom Tompkins's articles and essays have appeared in such publications as Rolling Stone and San Francisco Magazine. He has been arts editor of the San Francisco Guardianfor the past ten years.
David Lee's books of poetry include the Porcine Canticles, Driving and Drinking, Days Work, and My Town. Lee was named Utah's first Poet Laureate in January of 1997 and was recently the subject of a PBS special.
Jason Shinder, director of the Sundance Institute Writing Program, is founder and series editor of Best American Movie Writing, editor of Lights, Camera, Poetry: American Movie Poems, and the author or many books, including the recently published collection of poems, Among Women. He teaches in the graduate writing programs at Bennington College and the New School University. Shinder is also the founder and director of the YMCA National Writer's Voice, a network of literacy arts centers at the YMCAs.


David Lee
Shonda Buchanan
Ben Ehrenreich
Lisa Garibay
Maggie Jones
Ginu Kamani
Tom Tomkins
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