POSTPONED: Wednesday Night Live (WNL) / Spring Poetry Festival: An Evening with Reginald Dwayne Betts

Wed, April 8, 2020 7:00 PM at RCAH Theater, 362 Bogue Street, East Lansing, MI

Due to Michigan State University's move to online classes, our Spring Poetry Festival is being postponed.

On March 11, MSU announced that in-person classes are suspended and are moving to virtual instruction until April 20. The full announcement may be viewed here.

We are working with our scheduled visiting poets to reschedule their appearances here in most cases to Fall 2020, and will update our events calendar as these are confirmed.

Thank you for your patience as we work through this. Stay safe, friends!

Join us for Wednesday Night Live  / Spring Poetry Festival: An Evening with Reginald Dwayne Betts in the RCAH Theater, with reception and book signing to follow in the LookOut Gallery. 

Reginald Dwayne Betts is a poet, essayist, and national spokesperson for the Campaign for Youth Justice. He writes and lectures about the impact of mass incarceration on American society. His most recent collection of poetry is Felon. He is the author of two previous collections of poetry, Bastards of the Reagan Era and Shahid Reads His Own Palm, as well as a memoir, A Question of Freedom. A graduate of Yale Law School, he lives in New Haven, Connecticut, with his wife and their two sons.

This event is generously co-sponsored by the Office of Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education (APUE), College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, College of Arts & Letters, College of Education, College of Law, College of Nursing, College of Social Science, Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB), the Graduate School, James Madison College, Lyman Briggs College, and RCAH Wednesday Night Live.