Writers R. Dwayne Betts and Ta-Nehisi Coates in Conversation
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The last date listed for Writers R. Dwayne Betts & Ta-Nehisi Coates was Friday October 14, 2011 / 7:30pm.
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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
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Event was actually held in the church across the street from the Folger Theatre, and it was the first event on the Pen-Faulkner series for this year. Featured 2 Baltimore writers, with Coates probably better known as he is a writer at The Atlantic Monthly. Both read from their books, then participated in a discussion with questioning led by a local writing professor. Although both are good writers, Betts is the more interesting story as he went to jail at 16, for 8 years. Since then he has published at least 3 books, and is on his way to a writing fellowship at Harvard.
Discussion was great focusing on life's events that shaped them as writers, goals for the future, etc, etc
I thought it was great and hope to attend similar events in the future
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- Visit R. Dwayne Betts' website for bio info, a bibliography and more.
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