Volume 51, Number 19 February 2, 2004
A question-and-answer session and reception follow each presentation.
The Poetry Center turns 50!
The Poetry Center invites the campus community to a golden anniversary celebration and benefit to be held 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, in Knuth Hall of the Creative Arts building. The event features readings by major American poets Adrienne Rich, Ishmael Reed, Michael McClure, Robin Blaser and Etel Adnan, a violin performance by India Cooke and the playing of rare recordings from the Poetry Center's archive.
Tickets are $25 for general admission and $15 for students and seniors (with ID). Also available are tickets for a 6 p.m. catered reception with the poets listed above. The cost is $50 per person. Tickets are available at www.sfsu.edu/~poetry/tickets.html or call toll-free 1-866-468-3399 (service charge applies).
All proceeds benefit the Poetry Center and will help support additional 50th anniversary programs.
The Poetry Center held its inaugural reading, which featured Theodore Roethke, Feb. 21, 1954. The center, which pioneered the practice of supporting public readings by poets, was founded by SF State English Professor Ruth Witt-Diamant, following Dylan Thomas's suggestion on a visit to the city, W.H. Auden's donation of seed money for the project, and the urging of a vocal poetry community.
Prop 55 would help the Library
San Francisco State University would receive nearly $4 million for computers, desks and tables to outfit the soon-to-be remodeled J. Paul Leonard Library if voters approve the statewide education bond measure on the March 2 ballot. The entire bond -- $12.3 billion -- would go toward new construction and builidng improvements at elementary and secondary schools along with California State University, University of California and community college campuses. For more, see: www.sfsu.edu/~news/prop55.htm.
University Writing Program review results available
Three national experts were brought to campus to engage in an external review of the University Writing Program last November. Their report is available at: www.sfsu.edu/~acadplan/writeprorep.htm.
Any questions regarding the visit or the resulting report may be addressed to Richard Giardina at firstname.lastname@example.org or ext. 8-2073.
Comedy benefit reminder
The Department of Athletics presents its annual fund-raiser Veterans of Comedy Wars VII at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20, and Saturday, Feb. 21, in McKenna Theatre. The event benefits the for the SFSU Athletics Scholarship Program. Tickets are $30, $45 and $60. Admission to a post-event reception on Feb. 20 is an additional $50 per person.
For tickets, contact Doug Hupke at ext. 5-0556 or ext. 8-2218.
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