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Armstrong Visiting Writers Series

Sponsored by the College of Arts and Humanities at the Armstrong Campus of Georgia Southern University, the Armstrong Visiting Writers Series presents acclaimed poet James Longenbach, who will give a reading at Savannah Coffee Roasters on Thursday, Oct. 4 at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

A 2017 National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist, Longenbach's poetry collection Earthling  "confronts our deepest fears in clear and haunting language, from a poet of extraordinary gifts" (American Academy of Arts and Letters).

Published in The New YorkerParis Review and The New York Times, James Longenbach is a recipient of the American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Literature and fellowships from Oxford University, the NEH and the Guggenheim and Mellon foundations.

Longenbach is the Joseph Henry Gilmore Professor of English at the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York, where he lives with his wife, the novelist Joanna Scott.

Additional support for the event is provided by the Department of Writing and Linguistics and the Department of Literature at the Armstrong Campus of Georgia Southern University and Gail and Mickey Rountree, in memory of their son Rhett Morgan Rountree, among other patrons of the series.

Thursday, October 4, 2018 at 7:00pm

Savannah Coffee Roasters, 215 W. Liberty Street Savannah, Georgia

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