April 19: Theodore Dreiser Visiting Writers Series featuring poet Maggie Smith

6:30pm – Margaret L. Boyce Recital Hall (Landini Center for Performing and Fine Arts)

Internationally acclaimed poet Maggie Smith will be reading at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 19 in the Landini Center for the Performing and Fine Arts, Margaret L. Boyce Recital Hall as part of the Theodore Dreiser Visiting Writers Series. The reading will be followed by a question and answer session and a book signing.

Maggie Smith is the author of three books of poetry – Good Bones (Fall 2017); The Well Speaks of Its Own Poison [ISU Library PS3619.M5918 A6 2015], winner of the Dorset Prize and the 2016 Independent Publisher Book Awards Gold Medal in Poetry; and Lamp of the Body [ISU Library PS3619.M5918 L36 2005 ], winner of the Benjamin Saltman Award. She is also the author of three prizewinning chapbooks.

Smith’s poems have appeared in the many other journals and anthologies. Her poem “Good Bones” went viral internationally and was named the Official Poem of 2016” by the BBC/Public Radio International. In April 2017 “Good Bones” was featured on the CBS primetime drama Madam Secretary, and to date the poem has been translated into nearly a dozen languages.

Smith is the recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Ohio Arts Council, and the Sustainable Arts Foundation, among others.

This event is sponsored by the Indiana State University Center for Community Engagement and the College of Arts and Sciences.

March 22: Pizza and Politics: To the 2018 midterm and beyond

7pm, Library Events Area

To round-out the campus get-out-the-vote efforts, this event will center on an interactive experience for students to learn about the role of elections and voting, what midterm elections are and why they matter, and also provide opportunities for students to check their voter registration, get registered to vote, arrange an absentee ballot, and sign up for information on the election.

Sponsors: American Democracy Project and Cunningham Memorial Library.

Contact Carly Schmitt at carly.schmitt@indstate.edu for more information. Phone: (812) 237-2514