An Afternoon with the United States Poet Laureate - March 2nd

An Afternoon with the United States Poet Laureate. The C. Burr Artz Trust Poetry Series Hosts Natasha Trethewey Banner Image.

The C. Burr Artz Trust Poetry Series is honored to host Natasha Trethewey, the nineteenth United States Poet Laureate (2012-2013) at the Weinberg Center for the Arts in downtown Frederick on Sunday, March 2nd, at 2:00pm. Thanks to the generosity of the C. Burr Artz Trust, Frederick County Public Libraries, Frederick Reads, and the Weinberg Center, this event is free and open to the public.

Trethewey is the author of Thrall; Native Guard, for which she won the 2007 Pulitzer Prize; Bellocq’s Ophelia, which was named a Notable Book for 2003 by the American Library Association; and Domestic Work. She is also the author of Beyond Katrina: A Meditation on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

Trethewey’s works study themes of today’s society and our country’s storied and sometimes uncomfortable history. In Thrall, she looks at the historical, cultural, and social forces that determine the roles given to a mixed-race daughter and her white father. Pulitzer Prize-winning Native Guard explores the complex history of the American South by following the Native Guard, one of the first black regiments called into service in the Civil War. Continuing with her focused empathy for overlooked persons and events in America’s past, Trethewey’s Beyond Katrina: A Meditation on the Mississippi Gulf Coast studies and interprets this national tragedy to reveal what the storm has meant for the Gulf Coast and our nation as a whole.

Trethewey, who took up her Poet Laureate duties in the fall of 2012, opened the Library of Congress' annual literary season with a reading of her work. She is the current State Poet Laureate of Mississippi (2012-2016) and the Robert W. Woodruff Professor of English and Creative Writing at Emory University.

We hope you will join us for the Afternoon with the United States Poet Laureate, Natasha Trethewey, at the Weinberg Center on Sunday, March 2nd, at 2:00pm. Tickets are not required for this free event. We look forward to seeing you there!

For more information please visit our Afternoon with the United States Poet Laureate programs & events page.

Event Sponsors:

The C. Burr Artz TrustFrederick County Public LibrariesFrederick ReadsThe Weinberg Center for the Arts