Wilton Reads - Spring Poetry with Judson Scruton: Natasha Trethewey - Experiencing Prejudice In the American South

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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Please join us for a four-week online seminar series led by Judson Scruton on the poetry of this year's Wilton Reads author and poet Natasha Trethewey whose poetry often reflects her experiences growing up with prejudice and miscegenation [i.e. mixed-race marriage and families].

Natasha Trethewey is a 2007 Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and the 2020 author of a widely-acclaimed memoir— Memorial Drive. In her five poetry collections she explores her own mixed-race experiences growing up in Mississippi and Georgia as well as other mixed-race women’s experiences in earlier times. Blending free verse and traditional forms she creates vivid, powerful portraits of women’s lives. She is the recipient of numerous grants and awards for her poetry including a Guggenheim, a Rockefeller, and the National Endowment for the Arts. She was the U.S. Poet Laureate (2012-2014). She is currently the Board of Trustees Professor of English at Northwestern University.

No charge for the program. This seminar is made possible with the support of the Literary Series in Memory of Amy Quigley. Advance registration required. Register online in order to receive the Zoom session invitation links. By registering for the first session you will automatically be registered for all four sessions. Please email Michael Bellacosa with any questions at mbellacosa@wiltonlibrary.org.

Judson Scruton M.A (The Johns Hopkins University, The Writing Seminars, specializing in poetry) has taught creative writing and literature at prep schools and universities. In his career as an educator Judson has also directed publications, communications, public relations, and development at a variety of educational institutions in the U.S. and U.K. including the Newberry Library in Chicago.

Event Type(s): Online Event, Wilton Reads
Age Group(s): Adults

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