Board of Visitors Lounge Friday, October 26, 2:30pm
Maurice Manning of Kentucky is the author of four books of poems, the first of which, Lawrence Booth’s Book of Visions, won the Yale Series of Younger Poets Award in 2000. Since then he has also published A Companion to Owls (2004), Bucolics (2007), and The Common Man (2010), a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. The 31st Literary Festival will include a reading by Manning, three papers about his work, and a public interview with him.
Free of charge, no reservation required.
2:30–“‘You Ain’t Seen Nothin’, Chet’: What to Expect from Maurice Manning,” Barbara Smith, Alderson-Broaddus College
3:30–“Return of the Native Speaker: Maurice Manning’s Appalachian Dramatic Monologues,” Jesse Graves, East Tennessee State University
7:30–Maurice Manning reads from his work
2:30–“The Ecstatic Vernacular Vision of Maurice Manning,” Lisa Russ Spaar, University of Virginia at Charlottesville
3:30–Public Interview with Maurice Manning, conducted by Nathaniel Perry, Hampden-Sydney College