Derek Walcott

Derek Walcott with Leonard Lopate

Tue, April 8, 2014, 7:00 pm

LeFrak Concert Hall at Kupferberg Center for the Arts

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Derek Walcott
Tuesday, April 8, 7pm
LeFrak Concert Hall

Derek Walcott is the Nobel Prize-winning author of the volumes of poetry Omeros, The Prodigal, White Egrets, and, most recently, The Poetry of Derek Walcott: 1948-2013, which is forthcoming in January. The Sunday Times (London) has described White Egrets as “breathtakingly precise and luminous…haunting…[with] outstanding technical command… One of Walcott’s strongest and most accessible collections.” The Washington Post Book World has praised the work of Derek Walcott for its “unbridled imaginative scope, that feeling of amplitude and sensuous inclusion which we find in Homer—and a few other writers, Lucretius…or Shakespeare or Whitman—and which Walcott can summon as much as any poet now living.” The New Republic has said: “There is no one writing in English at present who can join power with delicacy the way Walcott can.”

In addition to reading from his work, Mr. Walcott will be interviewed by Leonard Lopate.

About Queens College Evening Readings

Queens College Evening Readings began over 35 years ago with the goal of creating a community of people who love books, writing, and writers. An exciting array of authors will appear in our 2013-2014 season including Phillip Roth, Colum McCann, Margaret Atwood, Claire Messud, E.L. Doctorow, Norman Rush, and Nobel Laureate Derek Walcott. With interviews conducted by Leonard Lopate, of WNYC, Queens College Evening Readings features lively discussions with critically acclaimed award-winning authors.

About the 2013-2014 Season

Colum McCann-September 24th, 2013
Norman Rush-October 8th, 2013
The Work of Philip Roth-November 5th, 2013
Margaret Atwood-November 12th, 2013
E.L. Doctorow-February 25th, 2014
Claire Messud-March 4th, 2014
Derek Walcott-April 8th, 2014

Ticket Information

All Evening Readings events take place on Tuesdays at 7:00 PM in the intimate and acoustically perfect LeFrak Concert Hall at the Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens College. Tickets are available in advance by subscription only. Buy the season and save! Our season ticket package offers you a discounted rate of $69 for one person or $109 for two. Season Ticket holders who arrive by 6:30 PM will be seated before the general public. Tickets to individual readings can be purchased for $20.00 at the door at 6:45 PM on the evening of each event. All ticket purchases are non-refundable.

Unfortunately, Season Tickets to Queens College Evening Readings are SOLD OUT, but tickets to individual events can still be purchased for $20 at the door to LeFrak Concert Hall at 6:45pm on the evening of that event.

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*Photo credit: Chester Williams.