What: Naomi C. Chase Lecture in Children's Literature: Presenting Poet Marilyn Nelson
When: Monday, May 20, 2013, reception at 5:00 p.m.; talk at 6:00 p.m.
Where: Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120
Free and open to the public.
Poet Marilyn Nelson's lecture, "Girl in the Attic: Working with Imagination and the Past," will explore her life as a poet and the creation of many of her notable works such as "A Wreath for Emmett Till" and "Carver: A Life in Poems." Author of more than ten poetry books as well as many chapbooks, collaborative books, translations, and books for young children, Nelson has won two Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards, as well as the Poet's Prize and the Ainsfield-Wolf Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Frost Medal. A professor emerita at the University of Connecticut, Nelson has recently been elected to the prestigious Academy of American Poets Board of Chancellors.
Book sales courtesy of The Red Balloon Bookshop.
This annual event is co-sponsored by the College of Education and Human Development, Department of Curriculum & Instruction and the Children's Literature Research Collections/Kerlan Collection, University of Minnesota Libraries.