Writers’ Union hosted an informal reading on the Lit House porch to welcome spring and take advantage of the beautiful (if temporary) warm weather. Writers’ Union members and the club’s advisor, Prof. James Allen Hall read (or recited) from the likes of Rilke, Louise Gluck, Wordsworth, Elizabeth Bishop, Chaucer, and more.
Alumni, friends and family gathered in the McLain Atrium to celebrate the retirement of Dr. James Siemen, Professor of Psychology for over 30 years. Guests enjoyed Lays potato chips and glass bottles of Coke; two of Dr. Siemen’s favorite things.
The Literary House Press asked 100 contemporary poets to react to tiny vials of fragrance selected just for them. The results are published in The Book of Scented Things, launched on Oct. 7 with a festive reading by contributors Meredith Davies Hadaway, Leslie Harrison, James Allen Hall, Sandra Beasley, as well as co-editors Jehanne Dubrow and Lindsay Lusby.