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Feb. 1, 2013 / FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contact: Marla Carpenter, 336-770-3337, carpem@uncsa.edu

 

UNCSA DIVISION OF LIBERAL ARTS AND WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY PRESENT

“BEDOUIN TRANSFORM: NEO PEREGRINATIONS”

Events Open to Public on Feb. 8 & 9


WINSTON-SALEM – Two prominent African-American poets/authors, Will Alexander and Nathaniel Mackey, will be guest artists at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) and Wake Forest University (WFU), Feb. 6-9, in what promises to be a fascinating and enlightening event entitled, “Bedouin Transform: Neo Peregrinations.”

During their visit, Alexander and Mackey will conduct master classes, poetry readings and book-signings, concluding with a performance. 

Spearheaded by faculty artists Julian Semilian of the UNCSA School of Filmmaking and Rosemary Millar of the UNCSA Division of Liberal Arts, the visit by these two prolific artists is proudly sponsored by UNCSA’s Division of Liberal Arts, in collaboration with Wake Forest University. 

This visit is made possible through funding from a Kenan Guest Artist Grant and the Office of the Provost at UNCSA, as well as the Department of American Ethnic Studies and the Office of Multicultural Affairs at Wake Forest University. It is part of a series of events co-sponsored by WFU and UNCSA.

On Friday, Feb. 8, there will be a poetry reading and book signing with Will Alexander and Nathaniel Mackey from 2:30-4 p.m. in the Z. Smith Reynolds Library, Mendelbaum Reading Room, fourth floor, at WFU. The same day, at 7 p.m., there will be a poetry reading and student poetry performance in the Byrum Center Auditorium at WFU.

On Saturday, Feb. 9, there will be an improvisational musical exploration of Will Alexander’s poems at 7 p.m. in the Scoring Stage of the UNCSA School of Filmmaking. The event, titled “Aural Lenses,” will feature Alexander on piano and Laura Ingram Semilian, voice. Ingram Semilian is a UNCSA alumna.

All three events are free and open to the public.

For information about the artists and their work, see:

·         http://www.poetryfoundation.org/bio/will-alexander

·         http://www.poetryfoundation.org/bio/nathaniel-mackey

 

 

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