SHS Celebrates Frankenstein Anniversary

SHS Celebrates Frankenstein Anniversary
Posted on 11/02/2018
SHS Celebrates Frankenstein Anniversary

SULLIVAN, IN – Adam Henze, poet and doctoral candidate, Indiana University, presented FRANKENSLAM: WHERE THE POETRY IS ALIVE! IT’S ALIVE! at Sullivan High School’s theater Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018. Henze’s presentation was part of a statewide celebration of Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein,” which turns 200 in 2018.

The poetic celebration began with a hybrid lecture and performance, bringing monstrous poems to life by John Keats, Margaret Atwood, Jericho Brown, Wendell Berry, and more. Participants were encouraged to create their own poetry in an interactive writing workshop. The workshop concluded with a Frankenslam, during which participants had an opportunity to share their poetic creations on the mic.

Frankenslam at Sullivan High School was made possible through a partnership with Sullivan County Public Library. SCPL is one of 19 organizations across the state selected by Indiana Humanities to host a talk from its “Frankenstein” speakers bureau. 

One State/One Story: Frankenstein is an initiative designed by Indiana Humanities, in partnership with the Indiana State Library and Indiana Center for the Book, to encourage Hoosiers to read the classic novel as it turns 200 in 2018. More than 400 programs, including a sci-fi and horror writing festival for teens, community reads and read-a-thons, exhibits and more—will bring “Frankenstein” to life all over the state. One State / One Story: Frankenstein has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.




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