Tuesday, April 24, 2007
EVENT: Hettie Jones lecture
The second installment this spring of the renowned international literature series Branching Out: Poetry for the 21st Century will feature Hettie Jones lecturing on the Beat Generation poets. The free lecture is scheduled for Monday, April 30, at 7 p.m., at the Woodward Park library.
Jones writes both poetry and prose. She is the author of How I Became Hettie Jones, a memoir on the Beat scene of the 1950s and '60s. She has also published short prose in journals such as The Village Voice and Ploughshares, among others, and has written numerous books for children and young adults, including The Trees Stand Shining, and Big Star Fallin' Mama: Five Women In Black Music. Click here for a news release on Jones.
Branching Out is a program of Poets House and the Poetry Society of America, which partner with the public libraries in seven American cities to present lectures by distinguished poets on the works of celebrated modern and classic poets. This is the second time that Fresno has been chosen for the series, which will include four lectures in 2007 and two lectures in spring 2008.
The Fresno County Library hosts the Branching Out series locally. The National Endowment for the Humanities funds the series nationally.