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October 25, 2018
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Rochester Native Cornelius Eady to Deliver Writer’s Voice Lecture Nov. 7
Poet and musician has been a finalist for the National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize
BROCKPORT, NY—A Rochester native is returning home as part of The Writers Forum, The College at Brockport’s long running author series. Poet Cornelius Eady will deliver the Writer’s Voice lecture at 7:30 pm on Nov. 7 at the Rochester Educational Opportunity Center, 161 Chestnut St. in downtown Rochester.
Eady is the cofounder of Cave Canem, a nonprofit that cultivates the artistic and professional growth of African American poets. He has written eight volumes of poetry over the course of his career, has won the 1985 Lamont Poetry Prize from the Academy of American Poets and has been a finalist for the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize. Eady is also an accomplished musician. Not only will he be reading poetry during his talk, he will be singing his poetry, as well. He will be accompanied by musicians Charlie Rauh and Bernie Heveron.
The Writer’s Voice is free, open to the public and will feature a reception and book signing after Eady’s talk. It is made possible through the support of the Ingersoll Family Endowment Fund. Additional support this year has been provided from Brockport’s Promoting Excellence in Diversity fund.
The College at Brockport, State University of New York
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