School of Liberal Arts News & Events


Notable & Quotable


September 23, 2021

  • VIRTUAL: Poetry Reading and Q&A with Richard Blanco

    Selected by President Obama as the fifth inaugural poet, Richard Blanco is the first Latino, immigrant, and gay person to serve in such a role. He is the author of the poetry collections, How To Love a Country, City of a Hundred Fires, Directions to The Beach of the Dead, Looking for The Gulf Motel, and the memoirs, For All of Us, One Today: An Inaugural Poet’s Journey and The Prince of Los Cocuyos: A Miami Childhood. He is the first Education Ambassador for The Academy of American Poets.

    • Location
    • Zoom
    • Time
    • 4:00pm
  • Graduate Virtual Information Session

    Join us for a Virtual Information Session to learn more about our graduate programs, hear directly from program directors, and chat with admissions representatives.

    • Location
    • online
    • Time
    • 5:30pm to 7:30pm

September 25, 2021

October 5, 2021

  • IN PERSON: Reading and Q&A with Randall Horton

    Randall Horton, originally from Birmingham, Alabama, is the recipient of the Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Award, the Bea Gonzalez Poetry Award, a National Endowment of the Arts Fellowship in Literature, the GLCA New Writers Award for Creative Nonfiction for Hook: A Memoir (2015), Poet-in-Residence at the Civil Right Corpse, and most recently a Right to Return Fellowship from the Soze Foundation. He is the author of the poetry collections, Pitch Dark Anarchy, The Definition of Place, The Lingua France of Ninth Street, and most recently, . His new memoir, Dead Weight: A Memoir in Essays is forthcoming in 2022.

    Randall has appeared on C-Span, NPR, CTNPR and countless journals, magazines and radio shows. He is also on the Advisory Board of Pen America’s Pen Prison Writing Program.

    • Location
    • The Writers House
    • Time
    • 4:00pm

October 11, 2021