Poet/essayist Lia Purpura to conduct public reading on March 31st

March 8, 2017 | Public Reading
What is poetry for — and can it still matter in a world of tweets and images? Poet and essayist Lia Purpura asserts that poetry is “not the same kind of communication found in texting and fast images” but instead “writing is about living in and offering to others fragile and nuanced states of being that would not otherwise exist.”
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Public reading: Lia Purpura

7:00pm | English
Poet and essayist Lia Purpura will share her work at a public reading at 7:00 p.m., Friday, March 31st, in the Timothy O. Cooper Auditorium (formerly Thomas 124). Her books will be available for purchase, and Purpura will sign copies after the reading.
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Public Reading: Jim Walke

7:30pm | English
The English Department is pleased to welcome fiction writer Jim Walke, who will conduct a reading at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, October 3rd, in the Timothy O. Cooper Auditorium. A reception will follow. The event is free and open to the public.
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