‘Fire Bones’ melds audio, video, text and more in a show for the smartphone age

Dallas Morning News Posted: April 28, 2021 When it comes to Greg Brownderville’s latest project, timing is everything. The Dallas-based poet and director of Southern Methodist University’s creative writing program this year released Fire Bones, a digital dreamscape of audio, video, music, text and art. Created with smartphones in mind, it takes its audience on a magical journey through the Arkansas Delta, where Brownderville grew up. He calls it “the world’s first go-show,” a term he coined to signify its ability to travel with audiences on their phones. “I wanted poetry to be a multisensory experience,” Brownderville says. “Different stories demand different forms of storytelling, and I was curious what would happen if you blended several at once.” But if Brownderville had created the project when [...]

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SMU Giving Day is April 13

SMU Giving Day is April 13. There are over 20 different ways that you can support Dedman College. Check them out by visiting https://givingday.smu.edu/pages/dedman-college or clicking through the features list below. ALBERT SCHWEITZER FELLOWSHIP DEAN’S RESEARCH COUNCIL AT DEDMAN COLLEGE DATAFEST HACKATHON DEDMAN COLLEGE RESEARCH AND ADVANCED STUDIES FUND JEWISH STUDIES DEDMAN COLLEGE CANCER RESEARCH FUND SMU HUMAN RIGHTS PROGRAM CENTER FOR PRESIDENTIAL HISTORY DEPARTMENT OF ANTHROPOLOGY DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY DEPARTMENT OF EARTH SCIENCES DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS DEPARTMENT OF PHILOSOPHY DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY DEPARTMENT OF RELIGIOUS STUDIES DEPARTMENT OF SOCIOLOGY DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICAL SCIENCE DEPARTMENT OF WORLD LANGUAGE AND LITERATURES SMU DEBATE TEAM DEDMAN COLLEGE [...]

Whitney Wolfe Herd to speak at Commencement

SMU News Originally Posted: Marche 21, 2021 DALLAS (SMU) – Whitney Wolfe Herd, founder and CEO of Bumble Inc., became the youngest woman to take a company public when she celebrated the initial offering of her dating app shares on the Nasdaq Stock Market in February. The 31-year-old entrepreneur and SMU alumna will draw lessons from her remarkable life story as the featured speaker at SMU’s May Commencement Convocation on Saturday, May 15. The outdoor ceremony, scheduled for 8 a.m. in Ford Stadium, will be streamed live at https://www.smu.edu/live. “Whitney Wolfe Herd may be the youngest commencement speaker we have ever had,” said SMU President R. Gerald Turner. “Our graduates will feel a sense of kinship with her as it has been only ten years since she walked [...]

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Watch: Dallas Literary Festival Returns

NBC-5 Originally Posted: March 22, 2021 Southern Methodist University will present the Dallas Literary Festival March 26-28. The theme of the weekend-long event: Turbulence. “I thought that was a really appropriate theme for the revitalization of this event considering where we are in this country right now,” said Sanderia Faye Smith, Executive Director of the festival and SMU assistant professor. “I want the people to see how the community has come together to bring people these well-renowned and prized authors.” The weekend’s events will include panel discussions, virtual readings and author interviews featuring: Charles M. Blow, New York Times columnist, author of "The Devil You Know: A Black Power Manifesto." Joy Harjo, the first Native American Poet Laureate of the United States, author of the [...]

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Dallas Literary Festival kicks off next week with a star-studded lineup

Dallas Morning News Originally Posted: March 21, 2021 The Dallas Literary Festival will bring together a bevy of writers, from here and elsewhere, on March 26 to 28 for diverse programs focusing on a topical theme: turbulence. Presented by Southern Methodist University, the online event will consist of panel discussions, author readings and one-on-one conversations. Dallas author Sanderia Faye Smith, the director of the festival, says the pandemic and systemic racism in America collided in “a perfect storm … Now we’re trying to figure out how we’re going to deal with them.” Many of the participating authors have written about systemic racism or being incarcerated. Alice Marie Johnson, an advocate for criminal justice reform, will be in conversation with Mitchell S. Jackson, author of Survival [...]

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SMU’s Dallas Literary Festival Goes Virtual, Featuring Diverse Voices of Powerhouse Writers

SMU News Originally Posted: March 1, 2021     What makes a literary city? DALLAS (SMU) – SMU will present the Dallas Literary Festival March 26-28 with a theme appropriate for the times – turbulence. Find the full schedule and register Dallasliteraryfestival.org for the free, virtual program. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. Friday, March 26, with Alice Johnson, author of After Life: My Journey from Incarceration to Freedom in a keynote conversation with Mitchell Jackson, author of Survival Math. Saturday and Sunday, March 27-28 will be devoted to panels, readings and author interviews featuring these headliners: Charles M. Blow, New York Times columnist, author of The Devil You Know: A Black Power Manifesto Joy Harjo, the first Native American Poet Laureate of the United [...]

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SMU’s Dallas Literary Festival Goes Virtual

Park Cities People Originally Posted: Feb. 23, 2021 The theme of the Dallas Literary Festival, hosted by SMU,  is a fitting one for the times — turbulence. The free, virtual program will be from March 26-28. For the full schedule and to register, visit  dallasliteraryfestival.org. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. March 26, with Alice Johnson, author of After Life: My Journey from Incarceration to Freedom in a keynote conversation with Mitchell Jackson, author of Survival Math. March 27-28 will be devoted to panels, readings and author interviews featuring New York Timescolumnist and author of The Devil You Know: A Black Power Manifesto Charles M. Blow, the first Native American Poet Laureate of the U.S. and  author of the memoir Crazy Brave Joy Harjo, Pulitzer [...]

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Strange at home: an interview with Greg Brownderville

Vol. 1 Brooklyn Originally Posted: Feb. 19, 2021 A Lebanese-American ferry pilot. A Chinese-American grocer. A Midwestern-born misfit with a gift for gab. A self-styled provocateur and his salon of associates. They are among the many small-town eccentrics you meet in Fire Bones, a new multimedia series from the mind of poet Greg Brownderville. He describes the format of the series as “the world’s first-ever go-show.” Part film, part podcast, part musical performance, it’s a daring, genre-defying work of fiction designed specifically for your smartphone. If all this sounds overly conceptual, the story itself is anything but. Imagine a formally inventive take on Twin Peaks or True Detective, and you start to get the picture. Fire Bones sends poet Greg Brownderville and filmmaker Bart Weiss—or [...]

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SMU Classes Resume, Virtual-only on Monday

SMU will resume classes next week with virtual-only academic instruction on Monday, February 22, 2021. The decision on virtual and/or in-person classes on Tuesday and beyond will be announced by Monday. Graduate students with Saturday classes should expect to hear from the deans of their schools if instruction will occur. Crews from the Office of Facilities Planning and Management and Office of Information Technology are working diligently to assess and repair damage to various buildings caused by this unusual winter blast, as well as ensuring all technology in classrooms are in working order. We will provide an update later today on facilities that will be open this weekend. At this time Hughes-Trigg Student Center is open as a warming and charging-up location Dedman Center for Lifetime Sports [...]

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