Please join us for a talk and performance by Philippe Bootz, Department of Hypermedia, University of Paris 8. The talk is entitled "digital poetry: a poetry you are reading but are not able to read." See you there!
Talk and Performance by Philippe Bootz
5PM, McKenzie Commons
Sonja Livingston Reading!
1:00PM, SAU Reading Room
Join us for a visit by author Sonja Livingston. She'll be giving a reading, followed by a Q&A and book signing...
This event is sponsored by the English Department, RIT Libraries, the University Writing Program and the Center for Women and Gender.
Undergraduate/Faculty Reading Series: RIT Women Read
5PM, McKenzie Commons
Again this year, the Creative Writing Faculty would like to celebrate Women¹s month with our RIT WOMEN READ event as part of the RIT English Department Creative Writing Faculty reading series. Come join us!
Nick Thurston Reading!
3:00PM, McKenzie Commons
Please join us for a wonderful afternoon of conceptual and digital poetics, featuring Nick Thurston, Professor Sandy Baldwin, and the students of Professor Baldwin's Digital Creative Writing Workshop.
Nick Thurston is a conceptual artist/poet. His best known work is _Of the Subcontract, Or Principles of Poetic Right_.
Def Meets Deaf Poetry Jam
2:00PM, Lovin' Cup
This event features Dangerous Signs, Reenah Oshun Golden, Eric Epstein, Bart White, Eddie Swayze, Kitty Jospe, Paulette Swartzfager, Matt Schwartz, Mental Grafitti, Colleen Powderly, Roc Bottom Slam Team, John Roche, Laurie Rose Monahan, and Lori D. Martinez.
It is free to the public!
This event is ASL and Voice-Interpreted. See you there!
Distinguished Computational Linguistics Lecture: Joel Tetreault
12:30 pm, Golisano Auditorium
Please join us for the Distinguished Computational Linguistics Lecture by Joel Tetreault from Yahoo! Research:
Analyzing Formality in Online Communication
Full natural language understanding requires comprehending not only the content or meaning of a piece of text or speech, but also the stylistic way in which it is conveyed. To enable real advancements in dialog systems, information extraction, and human-computer interaction, computers need to understand the entirety of what humans say, both the literal and the non-literal. This talk presents an in-depth investigation of one particular stylistic aspect, formality, incorporating both subjective human perceptions of formality and statistical modeling for predicting formality using rich NLP and deep learning features. Our results provide new evidence in support of theories of linguistic coordination, underlining the importance of formality for language generation systems.
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Marge Piercy Reading
2-4 pm, Student Innovation Hall (SIH 87-1600)
Piercy is one of our country's best selling poets - she is also the master of many genres: historical novels, science fiction, novels of social comment and contemporary entertainments. She has taught, lectures and/or performed her work at well over 450 universities around the world.
Sponsored by the English Department, Center for Women and Gender, Women's and Gender Studies Program, and Signatures Magazine.
Free and open to the public.
For more info: www.margepiercy.com
Creative Writing: Undergraduate/Faculty Reading Series
5PM, SAU Reading Room
Students Phillip Shaw and Catherine Alternburger will join faculty member/poet David Yockel, Jr. for an excellent afternoon of poetry and prose reading as well as the everpresent pizza. Come and bring your friends!
Creative Writing Awards Submission Deadline
It's time to submit your work to the creative writing awards, which include a cash prize! Deadline is April 1st. Submission guidelines can be found at https://signature.submittable.com/submit.
Undergraduate/Faculty Reading Series
5:00PM, SAU Reading Room
Our monthly English-sponsored faculty/student reading series continues on Thursday February 26, 5-6:30 pm at the Reading Room, Campus Center, SAU, with Chandra McKenzie, Asst. Provost for Academic Affairs, plus RIT students and creative writing minors Erin Hutson (4th yr. Advertising and Public Relations) and Jamal Henderson (5th yr. Multidisciplinary Studies). Come join us for a celebration of RIT creativity, and enjoy some pizza, too!