POSTPONED: Spring Poetry Festival: An Evening with Marilyn Nelson

Wed, April 15, 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 the last event of our Spring Poetry Festival, a reading with Marilyn Nelson in the RCAH Theater, reception and book signing to follow in the LookOut Gallery. Nelson will also be announcing the winner for the Balocating Prize for Undergraduate Poetry.

Marilyn Nelson is the author or translator of seventeen poetry books and the memoir How I Discovered Poetry. She is also the author of The Fields Of Praise: New And Selected Poems, which won the 1998 Poets’ Prize, Carver: A Life In Poems, which won the 2001 Boston Globe/Hornbook Award and the Flora Stieglitz Straus Award, and Fortune’s Bones, which was a Coretta Scott King Honor Book and won the Lion and the Unicorn Award for Excellence in North American Poetry. Nelson’s honors include two NEA creative writing fellowships, the 1990 Connecticut Arts Award, a Fulbright Teaching Fellowship, a fellowship from the J.S. Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, and the Frost Medal. She was the Poet Laureate of the State of Connecticut from 2001-2006.

Generously co-sponsored by MSU Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives.