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The scholarship, established in memory of the late actor David Coleman Dukes, is awarded annually to a third-year Theater Arts student working toward a career in stage acting. A bronze plaque commemorating the scholarship benefit held in David Coleman Dukes' name can be seen in the lobby of the Bing Theater, off Queen's Court on the USC campus.
— Madeline Puzo, Dean, USC School of Theatre
We have two Presidential candidates, neither of whom has the courage or integrity to SPEAK OUT against gun violence and to stand up for GUN CONTROL! Neither one of them has the leadership ability to face down the powerful gun lobby and the NRA! And all the news media does is focus on the gruesome details - or interview "therapists" who instruct parents to reassure their children that this kind of violence is "rare". No it is NOT rare, not in this country! And children should be scared, very scared, because unlike other civilized countries, all of us are HOSTAGES to any individual who can buy handguns, assault weapons, etc. - LEGALLY. Our "leaders" have sanctioned this violence, by not stopping it AT ITS SOURCE. How many more massacres to come?
• California Poet Laureate
Carol Muske-Dukes, as now-former California Poet Laureate, salutes Juan Felipe Herrera, California's new Poet Laureate!
• 17th Annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
Panel: California Literature: The Big Picture Participants: Ralph Lewin, Tom Lutz, Carol Muske-Dukes, moderator Oscar Villalon When: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 21 Where: Seeley G. Mudd building on the USC campus
Twentieth-Century Poet Commemorative Stamp First Day of Issue Ceremony Participants: Dana Gioia, David St. John, Carol Muske-Dukes When: 12:00 p.m. Saturday, April 21 Where: Poetry stage on the USC campus
Carol Muske-Dukes reads from "Twin Cities" When: 11:30 a.m. Sunday, April 22 Where: Poetry stage on the USC campus
Poetic Performances by the Get Lit Players Teen Poetry Troupe When: 4:30 p.m. Sunday, April 22 Where: Poetry stage on the USC campus
Though I've stepped down as California Poet Laureate - I am still committed to The Magical Poetry Blimp (and GET LIT/Words Ignite)! Please help The Blimp fly high with our continuing projects -- provide a tax-deductible donation:
Click on http://getlit.org/support-us/ in order to donate to the Blimp (Magical Poetry Blimp is found under the "Organization" drop-down menu) --
Thanks - and we'll keep you posted (re: our upcoming projects)!
- Carol Muske-Dukes, Former CA. Poet Laureate
• 3/28/12: Poetry Reading at the University of Minnesota
Carol Muske-Dukes will give a reading on March 28, 2012 at 4:00pm in Lind Hall, Room 207, UMN Campus.
• 3/29/12: Poets & Writers Gala for 2012 Barnes & Noble Writers for Writers Award
Carol Muske-Dukes has been chosen as one of the honorees for the Barnes & Noble Writers for Writers Award. This award is given to writers who have volunteered time or donated money to writers' causes, who have advocated on behalf of other writers, or who have made an exceptional contribution affecting the lives of writers.
This award, given through Poets & Writers, will be presented at the Poets & Writers gala on March 29, 2012 at Capitale in New York City. The annual benefit dinner is expected to generate over $350,000, with proceeds to support Poets & Writers' extensive programs for creative writers. For more information, visit pw.org.