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Professor Elizabeth Alexander Book Tour in the Bay Area, May 11-13

"The Light of the World" Book Tour and Conversations in the Bay Area. Professor Elizabeth Alexander is Frederick Iseman Professor of Poetry at Yale University.

   
Professor Elizabeth Alexander is a poet, essayist, playwright and teacher. She was recently named a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets, as well as the inaugural Frederick Iseman Professor of Poetry at Yale University. In 2009, she composed and delivered “Praise Song for the Day” for the inauguration of President Barack Obama. Her memoir, The Light of the World, has just been released to great acclaim.

In The Light of the World, Elizabeth Alexander finds herself at an existential crossroads after the sudden death of her husband, who was just 50. Reflecting with gratitude on the exquisite beauty of her married life that was, grappling with the subsequent void, and feeling a re-energized devotion to her two teenage sons, Alexander channels her poetic sensibilities into a rich, lucid prose that describes a very personal and yet universal quest for meaning, understanding, and acceptance. She examines the journey we take in life through the lens of her own emotional and intellectual evolution, taking stock of herself at the midcentury mark.

Three Opportunities

Corte Madera
Date: Monday, May 11 
Time: 7:00pm-8:00pm
Place: Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera, CA 94925

Berkeley
Date: Tuesday, May 12
Time: Berkeley Arts and Letters; Hillside Club (2286 Cedar Street, Berkeley)
Place: 7:30pm-8:30pm
Tickets: $12 - $45, available only at 
Brown Paper Tickets online or 800-838-3006. Admission at the door, pending space available, $25

San Francisco
Date: Wednesday, May 13
Time: 7:00pm-8:00pm; Doors Open 6:30pm
Place: 3rd Floor McRoskey Mattress Factory, 1687 Market St.
Tickets: $10; Free with purchase of the book

More information at http://www.elizabethalexander.net/new-events/

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