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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
Poetry Pairs: Carol Muske-Dukes and Tom Healy Sunday, June 12, 3:00 p.m.
Guild Hall 158 Main St. East Hampton, NY 11937
"Poetry Pairs features a nationally-acclaimed poet paired with a local poet of distinction, celebrating their latest books. Meet the authors, have your books signed, and enjoy refreshments in the Boots Lamb Education Center or garden!
Fran Castan, producer of Poetry Pairs, will introduce the poets.
$5 / $3 Members of Guild Hall Tickets online at GuildHall.org or at Box Office starting May 18; theatermania.com; or 1.866.811.4111
This event is funded in part by Poets & Writers, Inc. with public funds from New York State Council on The Arts, a state agency and by Daniel and Joanna S. Rose."
Jorie Graham and Carol Muske-Dukes Thursday, May 12, 7:00 p.m.
Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House 58 West 10th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues) New York, NY 10011
"Sea Change" (Ecco, 2008) is Pulitzer Prize winner Jorie Graham's most recent book of poems. Carol Muske-Dukes (pictured) will publish a new collection of poems, "Twin Cities" (Penguin), in June 2011. For more information, please click here.
• 5/3/11: Poets of the American West
Carol Davis, Carol Muske-Dukes, & David St. John: Poets of the American West Tuesday, May 3, 11:15 a.m.
Santa Monica College Main Campus HSS Room 165
"Three distinguished, award-winning California poets- who have been anthologized in New Poets of the American West- will read from and discuss their works. Sponsored by the SMC Associates and the SMC English Department. Free. For more information, visit www.smc.edu/associates or call (310) 434- 4303."
• 4/30/11: LA Times Festival of Books
University of Southern California
The annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books will be held Saturday & Sunday, April 30 - May 1, 2011. Please go here for directions and more information. Carol Muske-Dukes will be part of the following events on Satuday:
At 12 p.m., Carol Muske-Dukes will be moderating "The Poet's Responsibility: Poetic Tradition, Social Values, and Contemporary Culture". The panelists are Henri Cole, Amy Gerstler, Craig Santos Perez, and Ed Roberson.
From 2:00-2:40 p.m., Carol wil be giving a poetry reading on the USC Stage.
At 3 p.m., Carol will give another poetry reading from "Crossing State Lines: An American Renga". Dana Goodyear, David St. John, Michael Ryan and the Get Lit Players will also participate. A book signing will follow the reading.
• 4/28/11 - Poetry: The Letters of Elizabeth Bishop
Poetry: The Letters of Elizabeth Bishop Thursday, April 28, 7:00 p.m.
Hammer Museum 10899 Wilshire Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90024
"Poet Laureate of the United States from 1949-1950, a Pulitzer Prize winner, and a National Book Award Winner for Poetry, Elizabeth Bishop is considered one of the most important American poets of the 20th century. Poets Stephen Yenser, Carol Muske-Dukes, and David St. John will read letters from Bishop and her editors at the New Yorker, while Joelle Biele, editor of Elizabeth Bishop and The New Yorker: The Complete Correspondence, narrates. A Q&A with the participants will follow the reading.
All Hammer public programs are free. Seating is on a first come, first served basis. Hammer members receive priority seating, subject to availability. Reservations not accepted, RSVPs not required. Parking is available under the museum for $3 after 6:00pm."