The Poetry Movement

Friday, July 20
6:00-7:30 pm at Sundance Books and Music, 121 California Avenue, Reno

Join Nevada Humanities for The Salon: The Poetry Movement, moderated by Rosie Trump, assistant professor in the dance department at the University of Nevada, Reno. As an introduction to The Poetry Movement, a site-specific performance taking place at the bookstore immediately following the talk, this Salon will feature poets and choreographers discussing the connection between language and movement. A historian will ground this conversation with the history of the Levy Mansion. The audience will participate in a Q & A, which will be followed by a reception and a dance performance of The Poetry Movement throughout the historic Levy House at Sundance Books and Music.


Guest panelists will include: 
Patricia Cafferata is an attorney, author, historian, and a life-long resident of Reno, Nevada. Cafferata served in the Nevada Assembly, and when she was elected Nevada State Treasurer in 1982, she became the first woman elected to any constitutional office in the state. Cafferata has also served as district attorney of Lincoln, Lander and Esmeralda counties. She has written eight books on Nevada history, includingChristmas in Nevada. Additionally, she co-authored her mother’s memoirs, Barbara F. Vucanovich: From Nevada to Congress and Back Again

Keely Cobb is a dance choreographer and performer based in Reno. She is a graduate from the University of Nevada, Reno with a B.A. in Theater and a minor in Dance. She dances for multiple companies including Rosie Trump | With or Without Dance, Collateral&Co. and Karen Burns Productions and presented her own company this year, Around the Stage | Modern Dance Company.

Caitlin McCarty is a writer, dancer, dance teacher and choreographer based in Reno, Nevada who graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno with a B.A. in English Writing and a minor in Dance. She is the Founder and Choreographer of Collateral&Co. Contemporary Dance Company, a local company that explores the intricacies of the human experience and is inspired by the way words influence movement. 

Jared Stanley’s most recent book is EARS (Nightboat Books, 2017). Forthcoming projects include Ignore the Cries of Empty Stones and Your Flesh Will Break Out in Scavengers, an essay and artwork, Terma, a collaboration with the artist Sameer Farooq, and Bewildernessless, an artist's book. 

Rosie Trump is a dance choreographer, filmmaker, performer, educator, and the artistic director of Rosie Trump | With or Without Dance. Trump is the founder and curator of the annual Third Coast Dance Film Festival. Her work has been shown nationally and internationally. Trump holds an MFA in Experimental Dance Choreography from UC Riverside and a BA in Dance from Slippery Rock University. She is an Assistant Professor of Dance at the University of Nevada, Reno. 

The Nevada Humanities Salon Series is held bi-monthly and features a panel discussion with topics relevant to the humanities in Nevada, as well as an audience Q & A session and light refreshments.


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