Poet Richard Hague will be featured at the annual Emory & Henry College Literary Festival Oct. 3-4.
Hague has published numerous volumes of poetry including Ripening, Possible Debris, Garden, The Time It Takes Light, and Public Hearings. His prose works include Milltown Natural: Stories and Essays from a Life and Learning How: Stories, Yarns, & Tales. His book Lives of the Poem: Community & Connection in a Writing Life mixes genres.
Hague was the 2012 recipient of the Weatherford Award for Poetry for his most recent publication, During the Recent Extinctions: New and Selected Poems 1984 - 2012.
The festival, held in the E&H Board of Visitors Lounge of the Van Dyke Center, begins with a scholarly session at 2:30 on Oct. 3 with a live interview conducted by Robert Miltner of Kent State University to follow at 3:30. At 7:30 p.m. Hague will read from his work.
On Oct 4 scholarly sessions will continue with presentations by poet and novelist Michael Henson and Chris Green, current president of the Appalachian Studies Association.
All events are free and open to the public.