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Writers Festival: Mirriam-Goldberg "Poetry Predicts the Future"

Event information

March 29, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Presented By: Department of English and Modern Languages

Location: Axe Library

Address: 1605 S Joplin St, Pittsburg, KS 66762

Event details

High school students, the public, and university students will have the opportunity to learn from the masters at WritersFest, a literary festival planned by Pittsburg State University’s Creative Writing Program in March, with workshops and readings by noted authors. 

Kansas Poet Laureates Denise Low, Kevin Rabas, Eric McHenry, and Mirriam-Goldberg will present a lecture and reading calledPoetry Predicts the Future / Writing from Kansas: Kansas Poet Laureates as U.S. Bellwether."  

Held in the lower level of Axe Library, the event will explore how poetry can show us who and where we are in real time, including what’s emerging in our lives, communities, and culture.  

“Kansas has a tradition of serving as a bellwether, showing the country and the world where we as a people are heading,” Mirriam-Goldberg said. “Listen to several past Kansas poet laureates talk about the democratic nature of poetry and how we can experience poetry as a gateway to greater freedom and civic engagement.” 

It is open to the public.