Monday, April 25, 2011

Poet Marilyn Nelson and Chatt State Students Read in the Library

This week is going to be awesome! How often do we get to hear poetry by an award-winning writer AND have our own creative writing students read their works?  Well, hardly ever!

This week is the exception, though, and here are the dates & times for your calendars:

Thursday, April 28 at 11:00 and 1:30--poet Marilyn Nelson will read from several of her publications. Dean Don Andrews says, "You are invited to attend and listen to the meaningful pieces that reflect Dr. Nelson's interests in her African-American heritage, historical figures and events, and our American culture.  Besides several volumes of poetry, children's books, and biographic volumes, Dr. Nelson is the author of SWEETHEARTS OF RHYTHM, a book of poetry and photos that celebrate the achievement of an all-girl swing band of the 1930's. A reception will follow the second reading, and everyone is invited to meet Ms. Nelson and talk with her about her writing.

Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, the 26th, 27th, & 28th at 5:30--Professor Bill Teem's creative writing students will read from some of this semester's creations. Professor Teem never fails to bring out the imaginative, unique talents of his students, and we always enjoy hearing them read.

All events will take place in the presentation area in the North end of the library.
Don't miss this opportunity to expand your horizons, enjoy a cultural experience, and commune with talent.

Marilyn Nelson
(Image courtesy of Blue Flower Arts.)

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