February Outing Time!

24 Feb

Hello, creative people!

It’s that time of the month again! Yes, THAT time, the time where we leave our cozy writing nooks, don our adventure caps and put on some “real” pants (because “llama pajamas aren’t acceptable outerwear, Emma.” Allegedly.) as we venture forth into the wilds of this city we call home for two thirds of the year. Coup will be meeting in Mugar 424 this Sunday, 2/28, so instead of goofing off in the Ziskind Lounge, I’ll be leading those who are interested to a secret surprise destination! Which I will disclose to you! Right now!

This coming Sunday we’ll assemble outside of 100 Bay State at 2:00 pm and walk together to the Mary Baker Eddy Library/Mapparium on Mass Ave. Admission with your student ID is $4.00.

The Mapparium is of interest to me as someone who likes to think a lot about sound when I’m writing, how silence and noise can be represented on the page in prose, poetry and graphic elements. The loose prompt for this trip will to be to think about how you use sound, how you evoke it and manipulate it and imitate it in an inherently silent medium, when you write whatever it is you write and to see if we can find any inspiration in the fascinating acoustic characteristics of the Mapparium.

The MBEL closes at 4:00 pm so this will be a nice, reasonably timed replacement for O.W.L. Make sure you bring the money for admission, something you can write with or take notes in (and possibly a little more cash because, I’m just saying, JP Licks is like, right there on our way back…)

Hope you guys can make it!




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