Saturday, September 01, 2007

Upcoming Poetry Readings

I'll be doing some poetry readings over the next couple weeks and I thought I would mention them here and invite everybody to the readings. In all of the readings, I'll be reading from my two new books about my parents and their experiences in the slave labor camps.: Lightning and Ashes and Third Winter of War: Buchenwald.

The first reading is for the lecture series sponsored by the Women's and Gender Studies program at VSU. It will be at 7pm, Tuesday, Sept. 11 at the Bailey Science Center at Valdosta State University.

Here's some info about that and the entire series:

The following week I'll be giving a reading at Western Kentucky University, at 7pm, Tuesday, Sept. 18.

The next day, I'll be reading my poems about my parents as part of the Eastern Illinois University conference on World War II and James Jones. The reading is at 3pm, Sept. 19, in the library.

Here's the website with further information:

All of the above are free and open to the public, but if you can't come, you can hear and see me read on line. Janusz Zalewski and Henryk Gajewski put together a website of readings from the January 2007 PAHA conference.

Here's that link:


Urkat said...

Be sure to bring along some Vicks Vap-O-Rub in case your throat gets scratchy from all that reading.

Marty said...

I look forward to Tuesday's reading, and I'll bring some students.

John Guzlowski said...

Marty, thanks. But make sure those students bring money to buy those books!!

John Guzlowski said...

Hi, Matt, I did a mini-reading at Cathy Oglesby's historiography. I talked about Postmodernism and moderism and history writing, and then I read some poems. It was tough. My voice broke with the first one and I couldn't get it back.

You're a professional. What can I do to keep my voice working?

Urkat said...

John, I'm not really a professional vocalist as such, but I recommend you bring along a thermos of hot tea, maybe with some honey in it. That will relax your vocal cords and hopefully soothe down any inflammation. It's especially hard when you get emotional while you're reading, as is bound to be the case with your writing. Tea may help, or some cough drops. Best, Matt