Photo caption: Billy Collins. Photo by Steven Kovich.
Ticket information: UPDATE Jan. 6: No tickets are left for the Billy Collins reading. We are thrilled with the response and apologize to those who were unable to obtain tickets. Schwartz Center box office: http://bit.ly/billycollins-tickets or 404-727-5050 beginning Jan. 4
Sun., Jan. 15 at 3 pm/Jones Room: To kick off Emory's King Week Celebration, poet Eugene Redmond will give a reading in honor of the 20th anniversary of his publication DrumvoicesRevue and the 25th anniversary of the EBR Writers Club. The reading will be followed by a conversation moderated by Richard A. Long, Emory University professor emeritus of interdisciplinary studies.
Caption: Melanie Bunn with her portrait of Alex Kyrychenko, one of 20 library staff members that she painted for the exhibition currently on display on the main floor of the Woodruff Library.
An eye-catching array of oil portraits are on display near the spiral staircase at the back of Woodruff Library’s main level. “The Portrait Project: A Snapshot of Emory Libraries Staff,” is an exhibition of portraits by Melanie Bunn, leader of the stacks and storage teams.
She began the project by taking a series of grainy black and white photos of 20 staff members with her Blackberry, then she worked from those shots to create offbeat portraits with oil paint, oil pastel and graphite.
Thurs., Nov. 3 at 4 pm/Jones Room: The Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library (MARBL) at Emory University recently acquired two major collections related to African American art and art history, to be announced at a program at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011, at Emory’s Robert W. Woodruff Library. “Art, Artists, and Archives: A Conversation with Hazel Biggers and Amalia K. Amaki,” moderated by Emory Professor Emeritus Richard A.
Award-winning poet D.A. Powell is placing his papers with the Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library (MARBL) at Emory University.
“We are delighted that D.A. Powell has honored us by placing his papers with MARBL,” says Ginger Smith, interim director. “Not only is he a Georgia-born poet, but some of the issues to which his poetry responds — history, modern culture, global health issues like AIDS — connect to the subject matter documented in our collections.”