Syndicated columnist Molly Ivins will speak as the 1997 Carlyle lecturer at 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 25, in Wait Chapel. The event is free and open to the public. A columnist with the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Ivins’ insights appear in almost 200 newspapers each week. She has covered politics for more than two decades and was a three-time finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. The lecture is sponsored by the Wake Forest Student Union and the university’s women’s studies program.
For those interested in the future of the arts, Wake Forest will host “The Arts in the New Century” symposium March 20-22. Poet Rita Dove, former Time magazine music critic Michael Walsh, composer Joan Tower and the North Carolina Museum of Art’s executive director Lawrence Wheeler will be among the event’s 18 speakers. The symposium will open with a talk by art critic and collector Lucy Lippard on Thursday, March 20, at 7 p.m. in Scales Fine Arts Center, Room 102. The symposium will continue on Friday, March 21, and Saturday, March 22, with four panel discussions addressing important issues in the arts. Sessions are scheduled at 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. each day in the Scales Center’s Brendle Recital Hall.
As part of “The Arts in the New Century” symposium, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Rita Dove will read from her poetry at 4:15 p.m. Friday, March 21, in Brendle Recital Hall. Those registered for the symposium will have reserved seats to hear the former Poet Laureate of the United States, but remaining seats will be free to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. Dove will sign books after the reading.
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