Tuesday, September 25, 2007

12th Annual 'Wallace Stevens Birthday Bash'

Saturday October 6th, 2007, 6:30 P.M.
Hartford Public Library, 500 Main Street, Hartford, CT

Reception begins at 6:30 P.M.

Featured Speaker—
“An Examination of Wallace Stevens in a Time of War”

“The pressure of the contemporaneous from the time of
the beginning of the World War to the present time,
has been constant and extreme. No one can have lived
apart in happy oblivion." —Wallace Stevens

James Longenbach is the author of three books of poems, most recently Draft of a Letter, and of several works of literary criticism, including Wallace Stevens: The Plain Sense of Things. His poems and essays have appeared in the New Yorker, the New Republic, the Paris Review, and the New York Times Book Review. Recently the Bain-Swiggett Professor of Poetry at Princeton University, he is currently the Joseph H. Gilmore Professor of English at the University of Rochester. He also teaches in the Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers

After Program: serving Birthday Cake and Champagne!

Ticket: $35 per person; send check payable to:
Hartford Public Library, 500 Main Street, Hartford CT 06103.
Or call to reserve your tickets at the door: 860-695-6360.

Supported by the Connecticut Center for the Book at Hartford Public Library
with help from The Friends & Enemies of Wallace Stevens.

For more information, contact
James Finnegan, 860-508-2810

NOTE: Another Stevens related event...

Event Type: One Book for Greater Hartford
Date: 10/18/2007
Start Time: 6:30 PM
End Time: 7:45 PM

Description: Join Beverly Coyle for an evening exploration of the relationship between Hartford's Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Wallace Stevens and Cuban poet and editor Jose Rodriguez Feo as interpreted in the many letters between the two men spanning the years 1944-54. Presenter Beverly Coyle, a playwright and a member of the Yale Divinity School faculty, is co-editor of the book, "Secretaries of the Moon, the Letters of Wallace Stevens and Jose Rodriguez Feo." This Hartford History Center program is being held in conjunction with the library's 2007 One Book showcasing the novel, “Dreaming in Cuban” by Christina Garcia.

Library: Downtown
Contact: Brenda Miller
Contact Number: 695-6347
Presenter: Beverly Coyle

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