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Nov. 4,  2011

Natasha Trethewey Gives Free Reading at Emory

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Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Natasha Trethewey gives the Phillis Wheatley Reading as part of the Creative Writing Program Reading Series at Emory University, Monday November 7 at 6:30 p.m. in the Jones Room, 311 Woodruff Library. The reading will be followed a by reception and book signing.

Trethewey 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. Trethewey is currently the Charles Howard Candler Professor of English and Creative Writing at Emory University.

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

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