"Poetry of Social Justice" Lecture

Rita Dove is Featured Speaker on Dec. 1
Posted on 11/07/2022
Image of Rita Dove lectureRita Dove -- former Poet Laureate of the United States, National Humanities awardee and Akron native -- will be the featured speaker for this year's Bernard I. Rosen Memorial lecture Series on Dec. 1, 7 p.m., at John R. Buchtel Community Learning Center (1040 Copley Road). Her remarks, "Poetry of Social Justice," will highlight her life's work. Event organizer Gary Rosen formed a committee of representatives from Akron Public Schools, Akron-Summit County Public Library, The University of Akron, The Jewish Community Board of Akron and ArtsNow to assist with programming around Dr. Dove's time in Akron. In addition to the evening lecture, Dr. Dove will engage with APS students throughout the day. Signed books will be available for purchase before and after the evening event. Registration is free; and seating is first-come, first-served at ritadoveakron.eventbrite.com.
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