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  • Sep. 13th, 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM: Gibbons Ruark Reading
    @ Gore Hall, Room 116:

    Gibbons Ruark will be reading from his poems, featuring especially his new book, The Road to Ballyvaughan, which comes out of forty years of traveling in Ireland  About the poet:  Gibbons Ruark was born in Raleigh, North Carolina, in 1941, and grew up in various Methodist parsonages in the eastern part of the state. Educated in public schools and at the Universities of North Carolina and Massachusetts, he taught English largely at the University of Delaware until his retirement in 2005. He has published his poems widely for fifty years. Among his nine collections are Keeping Company (Johns Hopkins, 1983), Rescue the Perishing (LSU, 1991), Passing Through Customs: New and Selected Poems (LSU, 1999), Staying Blue (Lost Hills Books, 2008) and The Road to Ballyvaughan (Jacar Press, 2015). The recipient of many awards, including three NEA Poetry Fellowships, residencies at The Tyrone Guthrie Centre in Ireland, a Pushcart Prize and the 1984 Saxifrage Prize for Keeping Company, he lives with his wife Kay in Raleigh


    This event is free and open to the public


  • Sep. 26th: Fleda Brown Reading
    @ Morris Library:


  • Sep. 27th, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM: Banned Book Read-Out
    @ UD Morris Library and South Green:


  • Oct. 12th, 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM: Peter Balakin
    @ Gore Recital Hall - Center for the Arts - Reception to follow in the CFA lobby:


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