Lenoir-Rhyne University’s Visiting Writers Series presents Li- Young Lee

Thursday, October 4
Lenoir-Rhyne University

Lenoir-Rhyne University’s Visiting Writers Serious (VWS) will present Li- Young Lee on Thursday, October 4 in Belk Centrum at 7 p.m. 

Li-Young Lee began writing poetry when he was a student at the University of Pittsburg, and he has since written five collections of poetry, a memoir, and a collection of interviews about his artistic development. In a forward to Lee’s debut collection, Rose, Gerald Stern wrote that he “was amazed by the large vision, the deep seriousness and the almost heroic ideal” within Lee’s poetry. Rose was highly praised, and the volume won the Delmore Schwartz Memorial Poetry Award from New York University. While typically considered a lyric poet, Lee often imbues narrative and personal experiences or memories within his work. Lee’s most recent collection of poems is The Undressing, which was released in 2018. His poetry and collections have won many awards, including the Laughlin Award, and the William Carlos Williams Award. He has taught at several universities, including Northwestern and the University of Iowa. He has won a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, received a Fellowship from the American Academy of Poets and the Guggenheim Foundation, and received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from State University of New York at Brockport.

Sponsors of the 2018-19 VWS include: Barnes & Noble, NC Arts Council, United Arts Council of Catawba County, National Endowment for the Arts, Hickory Hop, Crowne Plaza, Café Rule, Hickory Public Library, Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams and Robert Abbey Fine Lighting.

Mission Statement:

The Visiting Writers Series of Lenoir-Rhyne University believes that reading is an essential element in the creation of vibrant communities. We invite authors to read from their own works in a relaxed environment before university and community audiences. We believe the beauty and power of words help us make sense of the world. Children's writers, mystery writers, essayists, poets, novelists all participate in this celebration of the written and spoken word. We believe that a community of readers is a better community.



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Thursday, October 4 · add to calendar 2018-10-04 09:00:00 2018-10-04 17:00:00 America/New_York Lenoir-Rhyne University’s Visiting Writers Series presents Li- Young Lee https://charlottecultureguide.com/event/423164/lenoir-rhyne-universitys-visiting-writers-series-presents-li-young-lee Lenoir-Rhyne University, 625 7th Ave NE, Hickory, NC, 28601
Free and open to the public. Tickets are recommended in advance for Laila Lalami, Armistead Maupin, and Louise Penny.
Call 828.328.7206 to order.

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