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Thursday, October 9, 2014

UPCOMING EVENT

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On Tuesday 10/14 @6 pm Witter Bynner Fellow***, Honoree` Fanonne Jeffers discusses Phillis Wheatley, and reads from "The Age of Phillis," her new book on the 18th century poet.

***The Witter Bynner** Fellow is awarded annually to two or more poets who are chosen by the U.S. Poet Laureate in conjunction with the Library of Congress. Fellows are expected to participate in a poetry reading at the Library of Congress in October and to organize a poetry reading in their respective cities.

This special event takes place in the state of Oklahoma. For details log on to loc.gov/poetry/events

Witter Bynner Fellowships are administered by the Library of Congress and sponsored by the Witter Bynner Foundation for Poetry, an organization that provides grant support for poetry programs through nonprofit organizations.

**Witter Bynner was an American poet, writer, and scholar (1881-1968). He published his first book of poems in 1907. In 1911, he was the Harvard Phi Beta Kappa Poet.
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To read a bio of Witter Byner Google his name.

To learn more about Honoree` Fanonne Jeffers Google her name.

To learn more about the Witter Bynner Foundation for Poetry and the qualifications for and the application process involved in becoming a fellow, log on to bynnerfoundation.org

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