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Alan Gilbert and Porochista Khakpour to Read at Russell House – CANCELED!

GilbertNOTE: This event has been CANCELED due to snow. The original event text follows.

On Wednesday, February 5th at 8 p.m. poet Alan Gilbert and novelist Porochista Khakpour will kick off this semester’s series of Russell House readings.

Alan Gilbert is the author of two books of poetry, The Treatment of Monuments and Late in the Antenna Fields. His collection of essays, articles and reviews, Another Future: Poetry and Art in a Postmodern Twilight, was published by Wesleyan University Press in 2006. He is a visiting writer in Wesleyan’s English department.

Porochista Khakpour is the author of the novel Sons and Other Flammable Objects, a New York Times Editors’ Choice. Her new novel, The Last Illusion, will be published this spring. Her essays have appeared in Harper’s, The New York Times, Slate, and Salonand she is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship. This semester she is a visiting writer in the English department.

Reception and book signing to follow the reading. For more information, please call 860.685.3448 or visit here.

Date: Wednesday, February 5
Time: 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Place: Russell House

Douglas Kearney @ Russell House

Russell House ’28 (that’s 1828) is excited to swallow acclaimed poet Douglas Kearney whole tomorrow night. It’s equally excited for the baked brie:

Acclaimed poet, Douglas Kearney, will read from his recent work on Wednesday, October 24th, 2012 at 8:00 p.m. in Wesleyan University’s Russell House.

Douglas Kearney is a celebrated and decorated poet/performer/librettist/educator. Of Kearney it has been said, “He has the visual sense of a graphic artist and the aesthetic consciousness of a painter. He has the ear of a musician. He has the mind of an architect who is also a linguist. He has the spirit of a poet, and the tongue of a storyteller. He has created poetry of the kind I have never, ever seen before, and yet, the work is immediately a delight, sometimes a privilege to be immersed in it.” Don’t miss him!

A reception with delicious pastries, fruit, and freshly baked brie will follow…be sure not to miss those either!

Date: Wednesday, October 24
Time: 8 pm
Place: Russell House
Cost: Free