Note: Deborah Ager's reading has been rescheduled for Tues., Mar. 2 at 8 p.m. Writers@Grinnell will kick off its spring program with a reading by poet Deborah Ager on Thur., Feb. 11 at 8 p.m. in Room 101 of the Joe Rosenfield ’29 Center on the Grinnell College campus.
Ager’s first book, “Midnight Voices,” was published last year. She is the founding editor of the poetry journal 32 Poems, and co-directs the Joaquin Miller Cabin Poetry Reading Series in Washington, D.C. Her poems have appeared in “Best New Poets 2006,” The Bloomsbury Review, New England Review, and New South. She is the recipient of fellowships from the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, and MacDowell Colony, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and the Cafritz Foundation.
Hal Wert will speak on “Influence and Repetition: Totalitarian Posters and Democratic Society” at 4:15 p.m. on Fri., Feb. 19 in the Faulconer Gallery in the Bucksbaum Center for the Arts. Wert is professor of history at the Kansas City Art Institute and is the author of “Hope: A Collection of Obama Posters and Prints.”
Grinnell faculty members George Barlow and Kesho Scott will read from their work on Thurs., Feb. 25 at 8 p.m. in the Rosenfield Center. Barlow is an associate professor of English and American studies. He has published two volumes of poetry and is co-editor with Grady Hillman and Maude Meehan of “About Time III: An Anthology of California Prison Writing.” Scott is an associate professor of American studies and sociology who has won a National Book Award and a Human Rights Award for her work.
All Writers@Grinnell events are free and open to the public. The Rosenfield Center is located at 1115 8th Ave. and the Bucksbaum Center at 1108 Park St. on the Grinnell College campus.