Posts Tagged ‘Howard L. Craft’

Abbie Gascho Landis Awarded 2015 CDS Documentary Essay Prize in Writing

Abbie Gascho Landis Awarded 2015 CDS Documentary Essay Prize in Writing

By now I have become a freshwater mussel groupie. I fawn over photographs. . . . I stalk them from a distance, writing their names in my notebooks: fatmucket, pistolgrip, heelsplitter, shinyrayed pocketbook, spectaclecase, pigtoe, snufflebox. I pore over their bios. Posters of mussels hang in our bedroom. —Abbie Gascho Landis, from her prizewinning essay […]


Acclaimed Playwright to Teach “Creating Drama from Community Stories and Oral Histories”: Register Now

Acclaimed Playwright to Teach "Creating Drama from Community Stories and Oral Histories": Register Now

In a new CDS Continuing Education class, Creating Drama from Community Stories and Oral Histories, students will draw on interesting characters and stories from their research or family histories to create short plays and performance pieces. Poet and playwright Howard L. Craft will offer instruction in writing authentic dialogue, developing complex characters, and creating engaging […]


Take Three: Professor Diablo Returns to Durham’s Club Casbah, Tuesday, August 28

Take Three: Professor Diablo Returns to Durham's Club Casbah, Tuesday, August 28

The Center for Documentary Studies, in partnership with The Hinge, is thrilled to present the third installment of Professor Diablo’s True Revue, an evening of art and performance at the Durham, North Carolina, club Casbah featuring writers, musicians, visual artists, and others who make extensive use of documentary fieldwork and research in the creation of […]