Photo caption: Billy Collins. Photo by Steven Kovich.
Mon., Jan. 30 from noon - 1 p.m./Cannon Chapel: Join former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins; poet Kevin Young, professor of creative writing and English and MARBL curator; and Rosemary Magee, vice president and secretary of Emory University, as they discuss the creative process and the influence of experiences and ideas. Collins, a well-known NPR guest, fills his poetry with insightful observations into everyday life, sometimes exploring difficult themes with thoughtful humor.
Emory Libraries anticipates having some extra FREE tickets available for Emory students who want to attend the sold-out Billy Collins poetry reading at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 29 at Glenn Memorial. Interested students may sign up by sending an email with your name, phone number and email address to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, Jan. 27 at 4 p.m. Limit one ticket per student.
Caption: Photo of the staircase in the Candler mansion by Brian McGrath Davis.
The abandoned Candler mansion on the Briarcliff campus has been a source of fascination for years – but the building is off-limits due to its dilapidated condition. Photographer Brian McGrath Davis, an ILA graduate student whose dissertation is on photographic theory, writing, memory and place studies, secured special access to take a series of photos. The photos are on display as “The Abandoned Mansion,” an exhibition the ECIT Gallery on Level 2 of Emory University’s Woodruff Library.
Founded in 1788, the Linen Hall is the oldest library in Belfast. Established by radicals influenced by the liberal and egalitarian principles of the American and French revolutions, it is renowned for its unparalleled Irish literary and political collections. The Linen Hall began collecting material from and about the Troubles at the very outset of civil unrest in 1968.
Hazel Biggers (pictured) and Amalia Amaki took part in “Art, Artists, and Archives,” a discussion about the importance of preserving the papers of artists and collectors. The discussion was lively and entertaining as well as educational.
Those who missed award-winning poet D.A. Powell’s reading in the Jones Room Oct. 26, or those who attended but want to hear it again, can watch it at Emory Libraries’ YouTube and iTunes U channels – and share those links with others.
Wed. Nov. 16 @ 6 pm/Schatten Gallery: Join curator Kevin Young on a tour through Paris in the 1920s and the exhibition “Shadows of the Sun: The Crosbys, the Black Sun Press, & the Lost Generation.” Young will discuss Black Sun owners Harry and Caresse Crosby, their dedication to their small boutique press, and their friendships with writers Ernest Hemingway, D.H. Lawrence, James Joyce and Hart Crane, whose rare books are part of the exhibition. Free and open to the public.