Poet Eugene Redmond to read, take part in conversation

Published 01-01-2012

Eugene B. Redmond
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 Drumvoices Revue 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. 

Attendees will learn about Redmond’s lifelong dedication to preserving the artistic legacies of performers, poets, and musicians such as Katherine Dunham, Henry Dumas, and Miles Davis. Through his journal, Redmond has helped shape the literary cannon of a generation.

The event, to be held at 3 p.m. in the Jones Room on the third floor of the Robert W. Woodruff Library, is presented by the Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library; Emory’s King Week Celebration Committee; and the Freedom Writers King Holiday Literary Festival. Light refreshments will follow. The program is free and open to the public.

The Robert W. Woodruff Library is located at 540 Asbury Circle on the Emory campus in Atlanta, 30322. Parking is available in the Fishburne Deck; visit
http://bit.ly/fishburneparking for directions.

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