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Sept. 4: Poet Eugene Gloria Kicks Off Adamson Visiting Writers Series, Sept. 13


Jonathan Potts

Poet Eugene Gloria Kicks Off Carnegie Mellon's
Adamson Visiting Writers Series, Sept. 13

Eugene GloriaPITTSBURGH—The 2007-08 Adamson Visiting Writers Series at Carnegie Mellon University gets under way Sept. 13 with a reading by poet Eugene Gloria, author of "Hoodlum Birds" and "Drivers at the Short-Term Motel." All talks in the Adamson Visiting Writers Series are free and open to the public, and take place at 8 p.m. in the Adamson Wing of Baker Hall (Baker Hall 136A).

The rest of the series lineup is as follows:

  • Jan. 28: Dave Eggers — Eggers is the author of the best-selling "A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius" and, most recently, "The Autobiography of Valentino Achak Deng." In 2005, he was named one of the "Most 100 Influential People of the Year" by Time magazine.
  • Feb. 13: Eden McNutt — McNutt weaves together poetry, sound and movement to create a radical new art form. He is the founder and leader of the Pittsburgh-based improvisational ensemble Dust and Feathers. In Pittsburgh, he has performed at The Mattress Factory, Byham Theater and the Frick Museum, among others. McNutt has also performed in New York City, Austria and the Ukraine.
  • May 2: Russell Banks — Banks, the author of many acclaimed novels including "Continental Drift," "The Sweet Hereafter" and "Affliction," will talk at the annual Adamson Awards program to honor student writers.    

The annual Adamson Visiting Writers Series is run by the Creative Writing program in the Department of English, which is part of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Carnegie Mellon. The series is made possible by the generous support of the Pauline B. Adamson Fund.