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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
Thursday, November 12 7:30 p.m. Books Inc. 2251 Chestnut Street San Francisco
Friday, November 13 7:00 p.m. The WordTemple Poetry Series Sonoma County Museum 425 - 7th Street Santa Rosa
Both events will be introduced by Katherine Hastings, host of WordTemple on Santa Rosa's NPR affiliate, KRCB 91.1 FM, and curator of the WordTemple Poetry Series at the Sonoma County Museum. www.wordtemple.com
Katherine Hastings, Cecilia Woloch, Carol Muske-Dukes, Nancy Norton - WordTemple Poetry Series at the Sonoma County Museum on November 13, 2009
10/4/09: The Get Lit Players at Bowery Poetry Club
Sunday, October 4, 2009 at 8 PM Sponsored by Carol Muske-Dukes, Poet Laureate of California & The Magic Poetry Bus with Diane Luby Lane, Exec. Director of GET LIT: Words Ignite and Azure Antoinette, Artistic Director of GET LIT
THE GET LIT PLAYERS are a teen poet & literacy group who will be performing their own Spoken Word poems in POETRY CONVERSATION with lines from some of our greatest contemporary poets -- including poems by Robert Pinsky, Joy Harjo, Bob Holman, Jorie Graham and C. Muske-Dukes. It's Pro-Active Poetry -- a way to engage poems on the page in dazzling "dialogue".
The Bowery Poetry Club 308 Bowery (Between Houston and Bleecker) F train to 2nd Ave, 6 to Bleecker New York, NY 10012
9/9/09: Poetry Reading
On September 9th, Carol Muske-Dukes will be giving a poetry reading as part of the Harold Clurman Poetry Reading Series. It will take place at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting at 7PM. The location address is 31 West 27th Street, New York, NY 10001.
This event is free and open to the public. Reservations are required. Please call 212-689-0087.
America: Now + Here
Carol Muske-Dukes is part of the curatorial team of America: Now + Here and will be directing the poetry aspect along with Bob Holman.
She will be overseeing Crossing State Lines: An American Renga. A renga is an epic conversational poem and more than 40 American poets are participating. You may view this list of poets here here.
Carol Muske-Dukes as California's Poet Laureate
You may go here to read the official press release of Governor Schwarzenegger appointing Carol Muske-Dukes as California's Poet Laureate.
Also, go here to read Carol's Los Angeles Times article on her appointment.
Podcast of Carol's 2007 interview on NPR's Fresh Air with Terri Gross
Go here to listen to the podcast of the July 2007 interview with Carol Muske-Dukes.
Carol's New Poem "Boy" in The Atlantic
Go here to read Carol Muske Dukes' new poem, Boy. You can also listen to the podcast of Carol reading this poem out loud here.
You can download the audio of Carol Muske-Dukes reading this poem by clicking here.
7/2/09: Book Soup - Get Lit Fundraiser
This event is a fundraiser for the Get Lit Players. There will be a live Get Lit Player show as well as t-shirts and signed copies of the Get Lit anthology, Well Said.
Date: Thursday, July 2, 2009 at 8:00 p.m.
Location: Book Soup (Parking in the back) 8818 W Sunset Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90069-2125 (310) 659-3110
RSVP to: Octavia Robinson at 909 509 0683
Click here to view the event flyer for more information.
Twin Cities: Poem in The New Yorker
Carol's new poem Twin Cities can be found on The New Yorker's site here.
6/3/09: Private Reception Honoring Carol Muske-Dukes & Barbara George
The California Arts Council and Michael Govan (CEO & Wallis Annenberg Director of LACMA) will be hosting this private reception at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, on June 3rd from 4 to 6 PM. Carol Muske-Dukes will be honored for her contributions as California's Poet Laureate and Barbara George will be recognized for being the Recipient of the 2009 Arts Council Director's Award.
Take a Ride on the Magic Poetry Bus
Click here to view an interview that KCET's SoCal story editor Saul Gonzalez recently conducted with Carol Muske-Dukes on her Magic Poetry Bus Project.
4/23/09: Carol joins Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra in final concert of Westside Connections series
Recognized as LA Weekly's "Pick of the Week" event, current California poet laureate Carol Muske-Dukes brings her creativity and expertise to the closing event of Westside ConnectionsвЂ™ inaugural season.
Sanford Sylvan (baritone), Margaret Batjer (violin), Tereza Stanislav (violin), Searmi Park (violin), Roland Kato (viola), Victoria Miskolczy (viola), Andrew Shulman (cello), Armen Ksajikian (cello), Allan Vogel (oboe)
7 pm The Broad Stage Santa Monica College Performing Arts Center 1310 11th St. Santa Monica, CA (213) 622-7001 x 215
Spencer Klavan, winner of the California Poetry Out Loud state finals, greets Kylie Tressa Gael Batlin, runner-up, in the State Senate Chamber on March 23 while Dwight Sanders (right) of Sacramento County looks on. Photo by Steven Hellon, State of California
Go here to read more about the event, where an unprecedented "fourth round" had to take place since Klavan and Batlin tied for first after 3 rounds. Carol Muske-Dukes was part of the panel of judges.
The entire event will be re-broadcast on the Cal Channel on Thursday, March 26, 2009, beginning at 7:30 a.m. Go to the channel's website for more information, and the webcast of the event should become available online soon.