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JMuse Cafe: Poetry, Place and Identity

Thu, 3 Apr 2014 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

7-8:30 p.m.
Third floor Flex Space, Rose Library

The JMuse Cafe is partnering with the Institute for Visual Studies and local civic groups and campus organizations to continue this year’s program on “Space, Place, and Community,” the highly successful series of community conversations and events, which started last fall. While previous events focused on Harrisonburg’s past, the spring events will offer a thoughtful public dialogue about how we can create successful public spaces and places that build community, as well as an evening of poetry on place and identity. These discussions will help us to learn from the past as we shape our future.

“Poetry, Place and Identity” is an evening of poetry and discussion on displacement, belonging and the complex relation between one’s identity and one’s places and origins.

Features poets Dr. Robert Viscusi of Brooklyn College, CUNY, author of “Ellis Island” and the American Book Award Winner “Astoria” and Dr. Kendra Hamilton of the University of Virginia, author of “The Goddess of Gumbo.”

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