We’ve finalized dates, times, and locations for our series of events commemorating the centenary of World War One.  We hope you can make some of these readings and lectures during National Poetry Month, focusing on literary responses (especially poetry) to the Great War.  And keep following our weekly-ish posts on Great War poets, their lives and work.

Thursday, April 3 at 3pm:  Open Mic — faculty and students reading poetry of the Great War, as well as original work inspired by writers such as Wilfred Owen, Siegfried Sassoon, and others (in the Drost Room, Second Floor of Wolfgram Library)

Monday, April 7 at 4pm:  Lecture by Widener instructor Chris Murphy on the Irish literary responses to the Great War (in the Drost Room, Second Floor of Wolfgram Library)

Thursday, April 17 at 4pm:  Reading Group, featuring informal book chat on Rebecca West’s Return of the Soldier (in KLC Room 139) — free copies of the book will be provided to the first 10 people to sign up.  Books will be distributed on April 1; participants will read the novel on their own, and then meet up for the book group.  All are welcome.  Click here for the form to sign up for a free book.

Contact Janine Utell with questions; hope to see you there!