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Writing From California Conference: DANA GIOLA READING

The Huntington Library and FORA.tv

Friday, October 4, 2013 from 2:45 PM to 3:15 PM (PDT)

San Francisco, CA

Writing From California Conference: DANA GIOLA READING

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A poetry reading by the former chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, distinguished poet, and literary scholar. Gioia is an internationally acclaimed poet and critic. He is the author of three full-length collections of poetry, including Interrogations at Noon (2001), which won the American Book Award, and three collections of criticism, most notably Can Poetry Matter? (1992), which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Award. A best-selling literary anthologist, Gioia has edited or co-edited over two dozen collections of poetry, fiction, and drama. He has also written two opera libretti and has collaborated with composers in genres ranging from classical to jazz and rock. For six years (2003-2009) he served as Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts where he gained strong bipartisan support for the previously imperiled agency and helped launch the largest literary programs in federal history, including The Big Read, Poetry Out Loud, and Shakespeare in American Communities. He was twice unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate. For two years he directed the arts and culture programs for the Aspen Institute in Washington, D.C. and Colorado. He is currently the Judge Widney Professor of Poetry and Public Culture at the University of Southern California. He divides his time between Los Angeles and Sonoma County, California.
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San Francisco Public Library, Koret Auditorium
100 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

Friday, October 4, 2013 from 2:45 PM to 3:15 PM (PDT)


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The Huntington Library and FORA.tv

The Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West (ICW) is a center for scholarly investigation of the history and culture of California and the American West. Through sponsorship of innovative scholarship and research, ICW draws on the resources of the University of Southern California and The Huntington Library to build an innovative collaboration between a research university and a research library.

 

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