The Story That's Under Your Nose

Adam FalknerPerformance, Poetry and the Dialogue Arts Project

Adam Falkner
Executive Director, Dialogue Arts Project

NJIT Campus Center Ballroom
March 21, 2012,  2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

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Poetry and other forms of creative expression have the power to motivate thinking that addresses critical social issues such as race and identity in new and positive ways. In his Technology and Society Forum presentation, Adam Falkner invites joint exploration of this transformative potential for better understanding and appreciation of our increasingly diverse culture.

Falkner is a poet, performer, English teacher and the founder and executive director of the Dialogue Arts Project, a nonprofit organization dedicated to incorporating creative writing, the performing arts, and intergroup dialogue into teaching and training processes. His work has appeared in numerous publications, including decomP magazinE, The Other Journal and Literary Bohemian, and has been featured in curricula at Columbia University, the University of Michigan, the University of Washington and other schools. He regularly teaches and performs at colleges and universities across the country and has appeared on HBO, BET, and Michigan and New York Public Radio.

Falkner is also a national associate for the Prison Creative Arts Project, Ginsberg scholar and recipient of the Martin Luther King Jr. Spirit Award in Higher Education. He currently teaches 10th grade creative writing at the Academy for Young Writers in Brooklyn, New York.


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Co-sponsors: NJIT Technology and Society Forum Committee, Albert Dorman Honors College, Sigma Xi.
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