Russell House’s majestic front belies the hominess of the inside. It is well-lit and there are couches and shelves of books in some of the rooms, giving the impression that a professor just clapped one shut, shelved it, and shuffled off upstairs. The room where Ben Lerner gave his reading is less homey because of the rows of folding chairs, but these only make their appearance during these sorts of events.
This is, of course, about Ben Lerner’s reading, so I will stop discussing interior design.
From Sarah Chrystler ’13:
Writing at Wesleyan presents poet BEN LERNER. Celebrated poet, Ben Lerner, will read from his upcoming work on Wednesday, October 9th, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. in Wesleyan University’s, Russell House, 350 High Street, Middletown, CT.
Ben Lerner is the author of three books of poetry: The Lichtenberg Figures (2004), Angle of Yaw (2006), and Mean Free Path (2010). His first novel, Leaving the Atocha Station, won The Believer Book Award and was widely regarded as one of the best books of 2011. His second novel is forthcoming from Faber/FSG. Recent prose can be found in Art in America, The New Yorker, Harper’s, and The Paris Review. He is a 2013-14 Guggenheim Fellow.
Free and open to the public.
Reception and book signing to follow the reading.
For more information on this event, please call 860.685.3448 or visit here.
For program information contact Anne Greene, agreene[at]wesleyan[dot]edu or 860.685.3604.
Date: Wednesday, October 9
Time: 8-9 p.m.
Place: Russell House, 350 High St