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Black Maria Film & Video Festival!

black maria

Once again Naropa’s growing commitment to Film & Media is reflected in our university’s presentation, along with CU’s First Person Cinema, of this exciting FREE event!

Since 1981, the annual Black Maria Film and Video Festival, an international juried competition and award tour, has been featuring a variety of bold contemporary works drawn from its annual collection of award winning films and videos. Now in its 32nd year, the Black Maria Festival distinguishes itself as a cornerstone for artists to express the inventive, insightful, and uncommon spirit. Festival Director John Columbus will be on hand to present a program of the 2013 winning shorts, ranging from a variety of narrative, animation, documentary, and experimental.

What: Black Maria Film and Video Festival
Where: Naropa University’s Performing Arts Center (PAC)
When: Monday, March 4th @ 7:00 PM

Junior Burke: Two New Musical Theatre Works!

Junior Burke collaborated on two musical theatre works to be produced this year, contributing lyrics (and co-authoring the book) to the music of composers Brian and Erin Schey.

The first to be produced will be Mythos, based on seven Greek myths, set for the week-end of August 9th and 10th, at the Bisgrove Theater in Auburn, New York.

One October Midnight, based on stories by Edgar Allan Poe, will be presented the week-ends of October 18th and 19th, and 25th and 26th at The Palace Theater in Hamilton, New York, and will be given a special October 31st midnight performance at The Auburn (NY) Public Theater. The work has also been accepted for production at Auburn’s Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival (dates to be announced).

Congratulations, Junior!

not enough night: Issue 15 Highlights!


The latest issue of not enough night is chock full of great new material as always! A couple of our favorites? The Alice Notley Visiting Fellow Lecture video and Junior Burke’s interview with Gary Snyder come to mind!

Something Gorgeous now on Kindle!

book cover by JKS alum HR Hegnauer.

Congratulations to JKS core faculty Junior Burke, whose novel Something Gorgeous is now available on Kindle! Something Gorgeous is a fictional exploration of the background and history surrounding the most iconic novel of the Jazz Age.

Junior Burke is a novelist, dramatist and lyricist. His novel, Something Gorgeous, which explores the world behind Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, will be republished in 2012. A set of his first studio recordings tentatively titled With You in Rockland, is being readied for release on the Di-Tone label. He has taught at the Kerouac School since 1999 and served as Chair of Writing & Poetics from 2006 to 2010.