Special Anniversary Events for Alumnae and Students

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In addition to our Fall 2017 reading series, we have a series of events for alumnae and students celebrating our 20th anniversary. Come listen, question, toast, read, write and mingle with current students, faculty, and other alumnae, and reinvigorate your connection to poetry and to Smith! 


“God-Eyed and Tall-Minded: W.H. Auden and Mid-Century American Poetry”

Saturday, October 21, 10AM
Lecture by Michael Thurston, William R Kenan, Jr. Professor, and Chair of English Language & Literature


“Bring Your Obsessions in the Back Door”

Saturday, October 21, 11AM
A Generative Writing Workshop for all levels by Ellen Doré Watson, Director of the Poetry Center and Poetry Concentration, Lecturer in English


“Like A Fat Gold Watch” – What Makes This Thing Tick?

Saturday, October 21, 11AM
A Hands-On Discussion: Craft in Contemporary Poems by Maya Janson, Ada ’87 and Lecturer in English


Alumnae-Only Luncheon & Poetry Reading

Saturday, October 21, 12PM
All are welcome to read! Please register when you RSVP
Kindly RSVP by October 6, to Ashley Keedy at akeedy@smith.edu



Saturday, October 21, 2:30PM
Film Screening and Discussion
Join filmmaker Gesa Matthies for the English-language premier of her new Sylvia Plath documentary. 
For more about the film, visit its page.