yoursmilefadesinthesummer90:

The more I look at #Naropa and get grad school info for #arttherapy, the more I’m thinking it’s time to move to Colorado! Road trip, anybody?

yoursmilefadesinthesummer90:

The more I look at #Naropa and get grad school info for #arttherapy, the more I’m thinking it’s time to move to Colorado! Road trip, anybody?

Naropa’s Summer Writing Program proudly presents Meredith Monk & Theo Bleckmann, Thurston Moore, Steven Taylor, and others in a week-long celebration of creative collaboration and performance. Learn more: http://bit.ly/SWPreadings

Naropa’s Summer Writing Program proudly presents Meredith Monk & Theo Bleckmann, Thurston Moore, Steven Taylor, and others in a week-long celebration of creative collaboration and performance. Learn more: http://bit.ly/SWPreadings

Stop by the Arapahoe campus and contribute to the community art installation. Tell us who you are and what you love. We want to know more about our awesome Naropa community, old and new and yet to be!

Stop by the Arapahoe campus and contribute to the community art installation. Tell us who you are and what you love. We want to know more about our awesome Naropa community, old and new and yet to be!

We’ve got new swag! We’re kicking off Denver PrideFest with new buttons and a stress ball. What else will we have? Drop by our booth and find out!

Naropa Knocked and I Answered

In responding to the question, “How did Naropa find you?” I can’t help but respond by saying how grateful I am that it did. It was 2010 and I had recently divorced after 22 years of marriage. My oldest was in college and my youngest a sophomore in high school. I was, needless to say, a tad bit lost. Not terribly so, but more than I thought. I contemplated auditing a few classes at Bowdoin College just to get myself writing, thinking, and engaging again. I mentioned this to a friend. He swung around in his office chair, started typing into his computer, and immediately pulled up the Naropa website. “No you’re not,” he said. “You’re going to get your masters in creative writing. You need to go here,” he instructed. “No where else.” I was a bit muddled. I never heard of Naropa or ever contemplated getting a masters. Not once. Ever. I looked over his shoulder at the website and was immediately struck with what an important idea this was. At the time I didn’t think it mattered where I went, just as long as I went back to school. So I filled out the application one week before the due date, crossed my fingers, and waited. It wasn’t until I was accepted and signed up for on-line classes that I realized I would have to take poetry ( I had the grand illusion that I could avoid the poetry classes…this goes to show you how much I knew about Naropa). Poetry scared me. I was so intimidated that first semester, but somehow I managed to write a small portfolio of poems. I was on my way to making a discovery about myself that I never would have realized had I not attended Naropa, and as a result of discovering poetry, I made a discovery about myself. I love beauty. I require serenity. I am easily jarred both emotionally and spiritually. Naropa, and the work I was exposed to and ultimately created, brought me beauty, serenity, and jarred me both emotionally and spiritually. I will always say this. I am a more complete writer having attended Naropa because I am a more complete person. I was sent my “marching orders” to attend Naropa at a difficult time in my life. And so I did. Naropa knocked and I answered. Thank you!

jessie-duke:

PLEASE SIGNAL BOOST!

(via poetryatlunch)

Come out to Naropa This Saturday (06/14) for a killer Summer Writing Program line up.

Come out to Naropa This Saturday (06/14) for a killer Summer Writing Program line up.

Going to PrideFest next weekend? We’ll be debuting these buttons there. Swing by our booth and grab a couple!

Guess where we’ll be next weekend?

Guess where we’ll be next weekend?

martin-cj:

Managed to make it up to Naropa this weekend for Norma Cole and Kevin Killian’s play (where Barbara Guest is an angry god who sends Kari Edwards, Stacy Doris, and Leslie Scalapino back to sway the Pulitzer committee), and for Dodie Bellamy’s reading from TV SUTRAS, both of which were wonderful. In between, this scene from Snarfburgers (Dodie behind the camera).

martin-cj:

Managed to make it up to Naropa this weekend for Norma Cole and Kevin Killian’s play (where Barbara Guest is an angry god who sends Kari Edwards, Stacy Doris, and Leslie Scalapino back to sway the Pulitzer committee), and for Dodie Bellamy’s reading from TV SUTRAS, both of which were wonderful. In between, this scene from Snarfburgers (Dodie behind the camera).