Ben Ratliff, Music & Virtuosity

Two Videos Now Online

Music writer and pop critic Ben Ratliff delivers a lecture on "Mere Virtuosity." He also moderates a panel discussion with violist Kim Kashkashian, percussionist John Santos, and Ken Ueno (Music).

Jennie Smith: New Drawings

September 18 – December 15, 2017
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens | Weekdays 

Jennie Smith’s delicate graphite drawings combine close observation of the natural world with a deeply imaginative sensibility. Smith introduces a new project exploring our psychic investment in childhood landscapes, as well as new pieces from her career-long engagement with the California coast.

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Art of Writing teaches UC Berkeley undergraduates to write clearly and eloquently in a variety of nonfiction forms.

For students whose writing level has advanced beyond the Reading & Composition requirement, Art of Writing funds small seminars that foster collaborative writing communities.

Art of Writing also runs a Summer Writing Institute to help graduate students refine their skills as teachers of writing, and presents campus events featuring acclaimed authors and critics.

Art of Writing at the Townsend Center for the Humanities is supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, a private donation, and the Daniel E. Koshland, Jr. Chancellor's Distinguished Chair in Writing. 

Visit the Art of Writing website to learn more.