PROGRAM

The Home School organizes weeklong conferences that usually take place from Sunday through Friday. The core components of our program currently consist of the following three daily activities: morning workshops, afternoon performances and nightly readings. Our workshops are lead by renown poets who have exemplified innovative thinking regarding poetry's involvement with painting, music, sculpture, dance, technology and other multimedia. Our performances welcome visiting artists/poets who work between genres and disciplines, as well as celebrating our attending students in their own creative works. Our readings bring together faculty and visiting poets to intimately read and share their work. Whether in Hudson or elsewhere, our poetry-arts conferences enable attending poets to generate new work, foster a sense of community, rethink their approach to poetics and the fine arts, as well as question the received ideas of traditional pedagogy and contemporary practice. 

SCHEDULE

Please note, the schedule and programming for each of our conferences is subject to change each year. 

SUNDAY

2pm                    Check-in

3pm                    Opening Ceremony 

7pm                    STUDENT MIXER            

 

MONDAY

10am                  MULTISENSORY Drawing

11am–2pm          Workshop

4pm                   Performances

7:30pm              Reading

 

TUESDAY

10AM                  MULTISENSORY DRAWING

11AM–2PM          WORKSHOP

4PM                   PERFORMANCES

7:30PM              READING

 

WEDNESDAY

10AM                  MULTISENSORY DRAWING

11AM–2PM          WORKSHOP

4PM                   PERFORMANCES

7:30PM              STUDENT MIXER

 

THURSDAY

10AM                  MULTISENSORY DRAWING

11AM–2PM          WORKSHOP

4PM                   PERFORMANCES

7:30PM              READING

 

FRIDAY

10AM                  MULTISENSORY DRAWING

11AM–2PM          WORKSHOP

5:00PM               CLOSING

 

History

The Home School, formerly known as the Ashbery Home School, was founded in 2014 by poets Adam Fitzgerald and Dorothea Lasky with a mission to infuse poetry education with an interdisciplinary approach grounded in the fine arts and multimedia. The conference location of Hudson, New York reflected the inspiration of John Ashbery's Hudson house, an embodiment for the school's focus on collaboration between artists and poets. With Timothy Donnelly and Tracy K. Smith, the 'Ashbery Home School' began in Hudson, New York during August 2014 and welcomed over fifty poets for a week with visiting artists that included Aki Sasamoto and Kiki Smith. In 2015, the program changed its name to The Home School and held a second session in Hudson as well as offsite in Miami, Florida (Home School Miami 2016). Next year, Home School Claremont will bring our conference of poetry and the arts, with co-curator and core faculty teacher Claudia Rankine, to Pitzer College in Claremont, California. We are proud to have worked with visionary artists from across the world, and look forward to yet future collaborations.

CODE OF CONDUCT

All attendees, speakers, sponsors and volunteers at our conference are required to agree with the following code of conduct. Organizers will enforce this code throughout the event. We expect cooperation from all participants to help ensure a safe and creative environment for all.

Our conference is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form (on the page or in person). Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of conference organizers. By participating in any related conference event by The Home School, all attendees and staff do agree to uphold these community standards.  

 If at any time you have concerns, please contact program organizers at info@thehomeschool.org. We will respond immediately.