AES and the Arts: WFU and UNCSA host poets Alexander and Mackey and actress Scott-Wilkinson

We start February with three amazing guests: poets Will Alexander and Nathaniel Mackey and actress and activist  Sheila Scott-Wilkinson.

Last year Ulrike Wiethaus connected AES to the Division of Liberal Arts at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. Along with Professor Julian Semilian and Rosemary Millar from UNCSA, and Alta Mauro from the Office of Multicultural Affairs, we have organized a series of events that includes class visits, workshops, poetry readings, book-signings, and a performance.  


Cindy Gendrich and IPLACe, and Wanda Balzano and Women and Gender Studies are co-sponsoring Sheila Scott-Wilkinson’s visit.


Thursday, February 7

Lunch with the artists. Let me know if you are interested in joining them in separate lunches.


Friday, February 8, 2:30-4:00 P.M., ZSR Library, Mendelbaum Reading Room, 4th floor

Will Alexander, author, most recently, of Kaleidoscopic Omniscience: The Stratospheric Canticles / Asia & Haiti / Impulse & Nothingness (Skylight Press, 2012), and Duke University English Professor Nathaniel Mackey, editor and publisher of Hambone, will read their work and sign books.


Also on Friday, February 8, 7:00 P.M., Byrum Welcome Center, Kulynych Auditorium

“Bedouin Transforms: Neo Peregrinations”

Will Alexander, Nathaniel Mackey, and Wake Forest students will read their poetry.

Saturday, February 9, 7:00 P.M., Scoring Stage at the School of Filmmaking, UNCSA
“Aural Lenses:  An improvisational musical exploration of Will Alexander’s poems”
Will Alexander, Piano and Laura Ingram Semilian, Voice
Please join us for one or all of the events and tell your students, colleagues, and friends. These events are free and open to the public.