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Beth Ann Fennelly

The Landiss Lecture Series is proud to introduce acclaimed poet Beth Ann Fennelly as part of the Landiss Lecture series held on the Lipscomb University campus. 

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

7:30 p.m.

Swang Chapel

Lipscomb's Ezell Center

Fennelly directs the MFA Program at Ole Miss where she was named the 2011 Outstanding Liberal Arts Teacher of the year. She has won numerous awards (including a Pushcart and a Fulbright), grants from the N.E.A. and the United States Artists, and has authored three award-winning, full-length poetry books. She is currently co-authoring a novel with her husband, writer Tom Franklin. Her work has three times been included in The Best American Poetry Series.

This program is free and open to the public. A reception and book signing (books available for purchase) will follow the presentation.



The late Dr. Morris P. Landiss, long-time chair of the Lipscomb University Department of English, dreamed of bringing practicing writers, critics and scholars of national reputation to Nashville. He hoped to challenge the minds of those in this community who understood the value of feeding the mind for a lifetime.

Since the twice-yearly Landiss Lectures series began in 1985, such notable speakers as Bret Lott, George Garrett, Terry Kay, John Egerton, Wilma Dykeman, Robert Massie, Richard Marius, Jay Parini, and Robert Morgan have engaged the Middle Tennessee community in conversations that challenge the mind and soul. The lectures have also earned a place of respect among the national community of scholars and thinkers.

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