William Faulkner Birthday Reading, "New Orleans Night"
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Celebrate Emily Dickinson's 183rd birthday with Peter Gizzi (Threshold Songs), a poet who has been called Dickinson's modern-day heir. Gizzi will be discussing the great American poet's legacy, in addition to reading from his own work. Hovering between grief and joy, the abstract and the concrete, Gizzi's poetry explores the hardships and pleasures in life. A former poetry editor for The Nation, Gizzi has garnered numerous awards and fellowships, and has taught at Brown and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Learn More
<p>Folger Theatre with The PEN/Faulkner Foundation present “New Orleans Night” – William Faulkner Birthday Reading</p>
<p>Richard Ford, Barry Hannah and Susan Richards Shreve read literary reflections on New Orleans by Walker Percy, Eudora Welty, and Shelby Foote.</p>
<p>Richard Ford is author of nine books of fiction, including Independence Day, which won the Pulitzer Prize and the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, and his most recent novel, The Lay of the Land. </p>
<p>Barry Hannah's first novel, Geromino Rex, won a William Faulkner Prize and was nominated for the National Book Award; High Lonesome was nominated for the Pulitizer Prize in Fiction; and his short story collection, Airships, is considered a classic in the field.
Susan Richards Shreve has published twelve novels, twenty-six books for children, and co-edited five anthologies. Her most recent novel is A Student of Living Things. </p> <p> </p>
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