St. Edward's University Honors Own Award-Winning Poet through Visiting Writers Series
Award-winning poet Brother George Klawitter, CSC, will be reading from his two most recent collections of poetry on Thursday, Oct. 21, through the St. Edward's University Visiting Writers Series. His most recent manuscript, "Let Orpheus Take Your Hand," was the winner of the 2001 Gival Press Poetry Contest. Klawitter also will read from an earlier collection, "Country Matters," which includes 81 poems in various lyric styles, some mythologically based.
An associate professor of English at St. Edward's University, where he has taught since 1994, Klawitter also is the author of 11 books. He earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Notre Dame, a master's from the University of Michigan and a PhD from the University of Chicago. Klawitter's professional memberships include the Modern Language Association, the Milton Society and the John Donne Society.
The Visiting Writers Series brings working writers to campus to read from their work, talk about their writing and interact with students. Both the St. Edward's community and the greater Austin community have benefited from the inspiration of the poets, novelists and essayists who have shared their talents. The readings are free and open to the public.
- Who: Award-winning poet Brother George Klawitter, CSC
- What: Visiting Writers Series
- When: 8 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 21
- Where: Jones Auditorium, Ragsdale Center