Please join us for this exciting event!
Marjorie Perloff, a leading poetry professor and critic, will receive Washington University’s International Humanities Medal and deliver a lecture on Wednesday, October 22, at 5 p.m. in Graham Chapel. A book signing and reception will follow in Umrath Lounge, with book sales by the WU Campus Store.
The event is sponsored by the Center for the Humanities and the University Libraries. The medal is awarded biennially to a person whose humanistic endeavors in scholarship, journalism, literature, or the arts have made a difference in the world. The medal is accompanied by a cash prize of $25,000, generously supported by WU alumni Phyllis Wilson Grossman and David Grossman, PhD.
Past winners are Turkish novelist Orhan Pamuk, journalist Michael Pollan, novelist and nonfiction writer Francine Prose, and documentary filmmaker Ken Burns.
For more information, contact the Center for the Humanities at firstname.lastname@example.org or 314-935-5576.
Originally posted on Libraries' What's New.