BabsonATRS Literary Arts

Literary Arts

Celebrating the vast and eclectic stories to be told, Literary Arts at BabsonARTS showcase the works of renowned writers, poets, and literary experts reaching new and captive audiences at Babson with their words and stories.

 Waterline 2022

Waterline Reading Series Showcase
Tuesday, March 29, 5:30 P.M. (EST)
Glavin Family Chapel
FREE. Reservations required HERE

Waterline features a fast-paced hour of literary works from Babson College faculty fiction writers, poets, and essayists. The selection is always intriguing and often includes works in progress not yet in publication. Featured authors for the spring include: Steve Bauer, Jordan Escobar, Melissa Leonard, Wes Miller, and Mary Pinard.

Co-presented with the Arts and Humanities Division.

Thompson Poet 2022

Thompson Poet Reading Series
Tuesday, April 5, 5:00 P.M.
Carling-Sorenson Theater with Live Streaming
FREE. Reservations required HERE

The Charles D. and Marjorie J. Thompson Visiting Poets Series brings acclaimed poets to the Babson College community. This long running series honors diversity, inclusion, and artistic excellence.

Cynthia Dewi Oka is originally from Bali, Indonesia. She is the author of Fire Is Not a Country (2021), Salvage (2017) and Nomad of Salt and Hard Water (2016). She is a recipient of the Tupelo Quarterly Poetry Prize and the Leeway Transformation Award. Her writing has appeared in The Atlantic, POETRY, Academy of American Poets, The Rumpus, PANK, Guernica, and elsewhere. She has taught creative writing at Bryn Mawr College and is a 2021-2022 Poet in Residence at the Amy Clampitt House in Lenox, MA.

“[Cynthnia Dewi Oka] traces the globe in gothic dimensions, revealing designs in the culture that would be transparent if not for the ‘brief . . . malevolent shadow[s]’ they cast. She invokes history’s ghosts to reckon with self-soverignty, and these poems help us map ourselves in a society where ‘having a body is not the same thing as being seen.’” – Gregory Pardlo

Series made possible in part by the Charles D. and Marjorie J. Thompson Visiting Poet Fund.