The Big Read: A Focus on Robinson Jeffers

The Big Read: A Focus on Robinson Jeffers is a slate of readings, lectures, hands-on events and more that will intertwine the work of Robinson Jeffers with the culture and landscape of the South.Jeffers lived much of his life in the Big Sur area of the California coast. He wrote about the rough beauty of the natural world and is considered by some to bean early leader of the environmental movement.Events kick off in April, which is also National Poetry Month, and continue into the summer with the annual poetry series, “A Seat in the Shade.” The full schedule of events is available here. These events have been coordinated by College of Education professor Melisa Cahnmann-Taylor.The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.Support for this series of events comes from a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts along with the UGA Department of Women’s Studies, the UGA Institute for African American Studies, the UGA Office of Sustainability, and the Willson Center.Other partners include the UGA Special Collections Libraries, the UGA English Department, The Georgia Review, the Athens-Clarke County Library, the Clarke County School District and Clarke Central High School, and the Georgia Museum of Art.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at 2:00am to 12:00am

Various locations

Office of Research, Willson Center for Humanities and Arts
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