October 31, 2011

Advance Notice

Trethewey to give Phillis Wheatley Reading

Natasha Trethewey

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Natasha Trethewey gives the Phillis Wheatley Reading as part of the Creative Writing Program Reading Series on Monday, Nov. 7 at 6:30 p.m. in the Jones Room of the Woodruff Library. The reading will be followed a by reception and booksigning.

Trethewey, Charles Howard Candler Professor of English and Creative Writing, is the author of three collections of poetry: "Domestic Work," "Bellocq's Ophelia" and "Native Guard," for which she was awarded the 2007 Pulitzer Prize. Her fourth collection of poetry, "Thrall," is forthcoming in fall 2012.

She is also the author of the creative non-fiction work "Beyond Katrina: A Meditation on the Mississippi Gulf Coast" and is the recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

In 2008, Trethewey was named Georgia Woman of the Year, and in 2011 she was inducted into the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame.

This event is free and open to the public. For more details, visit, or call 404.727.4638.

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