Want a chance to hear U.S. Poet Laureate and Emory University professor Natasha Trethewey read at Emory?
Free tickets − limited to two per person— are available for Trethewey’s keynote address at the 2012 AJC Decatur Book Festival.
Trethewey, the Charles Candler Professor of English and Creative Writing at Emory and incoming director of Emory’s Creative Writing Program, will deliver the festival’s keynote at 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 31.
This is her first public reading since being named the 19th U.S. Poet Laureate in June. The address will launch her newest collection of poems, “Thrall.”
A Decatur resident, Trethewey is the first Southerner since Robert Penn Warren to be named Poet Laureate and the first local author to deliver the book festival’s keynote remarks. She received the Pulitzer Prize in 2007 for her collection, “Native Guard.”
The event is free and