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VISITING WRITERS SERIES

Now celebrating its fiftieth year, the Visiting Writers Series has brought outstanding renowned and emerging poets and writers to the university campus for public readings of new work. All are free and open to the public.

The Visiting Writers Series is sponsored by the MFA for Poets and Writers and the Juniper Initiative, and made possible by support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the University of Massachusetts Arts Council, the Vice Provost of Research & Engagement, the College of Humanities & Fine Arts, and the English Department.

April 10th: Peter Gizzi (Memorial Hall, 8pm)

Peter Gizzi is the author of numerous books and chapbooks both here and abroad. His new book, In Defense of Nothing: Selected Poems 1987-2011 is just out. His honors include the Lavan Younger Poet Award from the Academy of American Poets, and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Howard Foundation, and the Foundation of Contemporary Arts.