Wednesday, August 1, 2012

PAST: POETRY: Two Special events at The Library of Congress to Honor Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey! Poetry Reading with Five Poets at 4:00pm + Final Lecture from the Poet Laureate on "Poetry as a Cultural Force" at 7:00pm, WED, April 30th, Free and open to the public!

Come Celebrate A Year With Natasha Trethewey! Poetry Reading and Final Lecture from the Poet Laureate at the Library of Congress
Wednesday, April 30th
4:00pm & 7:00pm
Free and open to the public 

Necessary Utterance: Poetry Reading
4:00pm
As part of the "Necessary Utterance: Poetry as Cultural Force" event commemorating Natasha Trethewey's historical year as Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry at the Library of Congress, poets Marilyn Chin, Brenda Shaughnessy, Patricia Smith, Brian Turner, and Kevin Young will read from their work. The event is free and open to the public. Book sales and a signing will follow. Presented in collaboration with Virginia Quarterly Review.

Necessary Utterance: Poet Laureate Final Lecture
7:00pm
Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry Natasha Trethewey will deliver her final lecture, "Necessary Utterance: Poetry as Cultural Force," to close the spring literary season at the Library of Congress. A reception and book signing will follow.

Both events will take place at the Library of Congress
Coolidge Auditorium, Thomas Jefferson Building
1st St SE between Independence Ave and East Capitol St
Metro: Capitol South

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