The Gathering at Keystone announces 2014 program

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Posted: 03/10/2014

The Gathering On Edge

La Plume -- Keystone College has announced a dynamic program for The Gathering 2014, featuring author and journalist Victor Navasky, civil rights poet Sonia Sanchez, and best-selling novelist Jacqueline Mitchard.  Registration is now open for the three-day symposium on the Keystone campus, July 17-20. 

In its eighth year, The Gathering features a packed schedule of lectures, workshops, performances, discussions, and social events.  People come from across the nation and several foreign countries to explore creativity through the sciences and the arts, including diverse cultures from all over the world.  Participants include writers, artists, teachers, librarians, academics, and people of many backgrounds who believe in the power of imagination.

The theme for the 2014 Gathering is “On Edge.”  Speakers, workshop leaders, and participants will explore “fragile margins where change happens: the borders of habitats where new species emerge, national boundaries where conflicts arise and cultures converge, the areas where tectonic plates collide, creating mountains and new land masses.”  Participants will examine their own creative edginess, where new ideas are born. 

In a relatively short period of time, The Gathering, held on Keystone’s beautiful 270-acre campus, has gained a reputation as one of the top symposiums of its kind in the nation and is open to the public. For more information or to register, visit The Gathering web site or contact Charlotte Ravaioli, (570) 945-8510.