Writers R. Dwayne Betts and Ta-Nehisi Coates in Conversation
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History, myth and a contemporary wit are frequent bedfellows in Scottish poet Carol Ann Duffy's work. A celebrated and award-winning poet, writer and playwright, Duffy has won the T.S. Eliot Prize and a Lannan Literary Award for Poetry, among others, and was appointed Britain's Poet Laureate in 2009, the first woman to hold the position. Her collections of poetry include The Bees, Rapture and Jubilee Lines. For this appearance, she'll read selections from her own work and from her favorite works by others. Learn More
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Featured review from Jesse Johnson
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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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