Poe and Poetry: LSU’s Readers & Writers Kicks Off Sept. 20

Monday, September 14, 2009 - 9:48am

BATON ROUGE – LSU’s Readers & Writers 2009-10 season opens on Sunday, Sept. 20, at 5 p.m. in Dodson Auditorium with two of LSU’s own: acclaimed scholar Jerry Kennedy will give a lecture on Edgar Allan Poe, “Homeland Insecurity: Poe’s War on Terror,” in celebration of the Poe Bicentennial and lauded poet Lara Glenum will read from her new book, “Maximum Gaga.” The event is free and open to the public. A book signing will follow the lecture and reading. Dodson Auditorium is located in the LSU Quadrangle near Fieldhouse Drive. The mission of LSU’s Readers & Writers is to encourage literary exchanges between LSU and the community by providing a forum for readings and lively discussions of fiction, poetry and scholarship. Since its beginning in 1993, the program has hosted several Pulitzer Prize winners, numerous National Book Award recipients, up-and-coming literary stars and many renowned Southern writers. For more information, please contact Christopher Shipman, LSU English instructor, at 225-578-3821 or cshipm1@lsu.edu.