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Events, Fall 2015

  • Thursday, Oct 1, 2015: Lunchbox Histories (2:00 pm)
    Dr. Mary Vanderlinden will present her research on lunchboxes in American history.

Events, Spring 2015

  • Wednesday, Apr 29, 2015: English capstone project readings (4:00 pm)
    Seniors Tyree Watkins (creative writing) and Keiri LaPrade (research paper) presented capstone projects.

Events, Fall 2014

  • Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014: Poetry Reading by Kelly Cherry (3:00 pm)
    Kelly Cherry, poet laureate of Virginia (2010) and Eudora Welty Professor Emerita of English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will read from her recent work.
  • Monday, Oct 13, 2014: Charles Swanson, After the Garden (3:00 pm)
    Writer, teacher and pastor Charles Swanson will read from his book, After the Garden: Selected Responses to the Psalms.
  • Thursday, Oct 23, 2014: Erica Sturkie: Senior Art Presentation (5:00 pm)
    The Changing Connotation of the Curtain – Caravaggio vs. Joseph Wright of Derby

About Library Coffee Talks

Coffee Talks are brief presentations on academic resources and topics of interest to the Averett community, followed by questions and discussion. Averett students, faculty, staff and friends are welcome to attend ... and to propose and present new topics!

Join us for learning, dialog and refreshments at the Mary B. Blount Library.  Days and times vary. Look for specific times and topics on this page.

We are grateful to Friends of the Mary B. Blount University Library for supporting this initiative.


Poetry Reading by Kelly Cherry, September 30, 3 P.M.

Kelly Cherry, award-winning poet and teacher, read and discussed her recent work:

The recipient of numerous honors and awards, Cherry was named the poet laureate of Virginia in 2010. She has received fellowships from the Rockefeller Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Ragdale Foundation, and Yaddo. She taught at the University of Wisconsin–Madison for more than 20 years. She retired in 1999 but still holds the positions of the Eudora Welty Professor Emerita of English and the Evjue-Bascom Professor Emerita in the Humanities. The inaugural recipient of the Hanes Poetry Prize and the Ellen Anderson Award, Cherry was a Director’s Visitor at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton in 2010. She lives on a small farm in Virginia with her husband, the fiction writer Burke Davis III.

 -- Kelly Cherry Biography at The Poetry Foundation:

Cherry, Kelly. A Kind of Dream: Stories. , 2014. Print.
Cherry, Kelly. The Life and Death of Poetry: Poems. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2013. Print.

Other works by and about Ms. Cherry in WorldCat


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