Subject: Free Event-Poetry Under the Stars-Tomorrow

Poetry Under the Stars
No matter where you stand on Earth, look up and you’ll see the same sky as everyone else. The stars and planets have been a source of wonder and mystery for thousands of years. People from every culture have pondered the night sky in amazement and have been moved and inspired. 

Free Event,Walk-ups Welcome

Spanish and English
Date: Tuesday, March 8, 2016
Time: Meet the poets from 6:00–6:30pm, readings start at 6:30pm
Age: For all ages
Fee: Free
Reading Poetry this month: Reading Poetry this month: Using the theme of “The Elements”, poet Joseph Tyler, Jamile Lawand, and University of Michigan-Flint student volunteers will read poems by contemporary Spanish-language poets (poems will be read first in Spanish, then explained/translated in English).

Joseph Tyler: Spanish
Joseph Tyler was born in Mexico and grew up in San Diego, California. His poetry has appeared in newspapers in Mexico and Argentina, and in journals such as Discurso Literario and Maiz: Xicano Notebooks. Dr. Tyler read translations of poems and stories by Borges on which the author made comments. He is currently teaching Spanish at UM-Flint. He lives in Flint and Horton, Michigan.

Jamile Trueba Lawand
Jamile Trueba Lawand teaches Spanish at the University of Michigan-Flint, where she also chairs the Foreign Languages Department and directs the “Middle Eastern” Studies Program. Born in Brazil, she was raised both in Michigan and Spain, and has travelled to several European destinations. Her interests include the literature of Spain, understanding cultural identity in the Spanish-speaking world, and the study of the Arabo-Islamic presence (711-1492) in Spain: Al-Andalus.
1310 E. Kearsley St
Flint, MI 48503
1221 E. Kearsley Street, Flint, MI 48503, United States
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