The School of Letters reading and lecture series will include public events each Wednesday during the session, as well as a special workshop with the American Shakespeare Center.
The School of Letters reading and lecture series will include public events at 4:30 p.m. each Wednesday during the session, as well as a special Friday evening workshop with the American Shakespeare Center. All events are held in Gailor Auditorium.
The series begins with a lecture entitled "Poetry at the Edge of Silence" with poet and Professor of English Jennifer Michael. Michael’s teaching includes upper-level courses in late 18th-century and Romantic literature, a seminar on William Blake, and a course focusing on "Poetry, Nature, and Contemplation." June 5
As part of a new leadership consortium with the University, the American Shakespeare Center will spend one week with the School of Letters Shakespeare class. The actors from ASC will put on an "informance," which includes scenes from The Merchant of Venice, Friday, June 7, at 8 p.m.
A reading by Meera Subramanian and a conversation on environmental writing will be held in conjunction with the Friends of duPont Library. Subramanian is an award-winning journalist whose work has been published in national and international publications including the New York Times, NewYorker.com, Nature, Virginia Quarterly Review, and Orion. June 12
Faculty member Tiana Clark will give a poetry reading, which will be followed by a reception. Clark is the author of the poetry collection I Can't Talk about the Trees Without the Blood, winner of the 2017 Agnes Lynch Starrett Prize, and Equilibrium, selected by Afaa Michael Weaver for the 2016 Frost Place Chapbook Competition. June 19
Fiction faculty members Lee Conell and Chris Bachelder will give a joint reading. Conell is the author of the story collection Subcortical, which was awarded the Story Prize Spotlight Award, an Independent Publisher Book award, and an American Fiction Award. Bachelder is the author of several novels, including The Throwback Special, Abbot Awaits, and Lessons in Virtual Tour Photography. His short fiction essays have appeared in a number of magazines and journals. June 26
Jessica Jacobs, the 2019 John Grammer Fellow at the School of Letters, will read her poetry. Jacobs is the author of Take Me with You, Wherever You're Going. Her debut collection Pelvis with Distance, a biography-in-poems of Georgia O'Keeffe, was the winner of the New Mexico Book Award in Poetry and a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award. July 3