WORCESTER, Mass. – Anne Michael’s lecture, which was scheduled for October 19, 1998, has been cancelled due to health reasons.
To complete the Literary Octoberfest, author Agha Shahid Ali will speak at 7 p.m., in the Dinand Library Browsing Room. Ali is the author of The Country Without a Post Office, A Nostaligist’s Map of America, and The Half-Inch Himalayas. He is the director of the creative writing program at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.
The Literary Octoberfest, which is funded by the Lannan Foundation, will feature a weeklong series of readings by some of the country’s most renowned writers. All events are free and open to the public.
The revised schedule is as follows:
Monday, Oct. 19, 4 p.m.-Kurt Brown and Holy Cross faculty members will read from Verse & Universe: Poems About Science and Mathematics. Faculty members will include Robert Bertin (Biology), Timothy Curran (Chemistry), David Damiano (Mathematics), and Robert Garvey (Physics). At 7 p.m.- Agha Shahid Ali, author of The Country Without a Post Office, A Nostaligist’s Map of America, and The Half- Inch Himalayas. He is the director of the creative writing program at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.
Tuesday, Oct. 20, 7 p.m.-Yusef Komunyakaa, Pulitzer-Prize winning poet, professor of English at Princeton University, and author of Magic City, Dien Cai Dau, and Neon Vernacular: New and Selected Poems.
Wednesday, Oct. 21, 4 p.m.– Emily Hiestand, senior literary editor of Orion Magazine and author of Angela the Upside-Down Girl: And Other Domestic Travels and The Very Rich Hours: Travels in Orkney, Belize, the Everglades, and Greece will hold a nature writing workshop. At 7 p.m. she will give a reading of her work.
Thursday, Oct. 22, 7 p.m.-Marilyn Hacker, author of Separations, Assumptions, and Selected Poems, 1965-1990. Hacker is the winner of the National Book Award and the Lambda Literary Award.
Friday, Oct. 23, 4 p.m.-Janet Holmes, author of The Green Tuxedo and The Physicist at the Mall will give a workshop and reading. Holmes is the winner of the Anhinga Prize. At 7 p.m. in the Hogan Campus Center Ballroom–Richard Wilbur, two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, former Poet Laureate of the United States and author of Things of This World, Walking to Sleep, The Mind-Reader, and New and Collected Poems.
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