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U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky Presents PoemJazz with Musicians Laurence Hobgood and Stan Strickland



October 23, 2013
What happens when a great poetic voice joins force with jazz improvisations?  Find out April 1 at 7 pm, when U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky teams up with musicians Laurence Hobgood and Stan Strickland for an evening of poetry and jazz at Merrimack College.

The performance is sponsored by the Writers House at Merrimack.  A new initiative, the Writers House, is dedicated to creative writing, reading, and thinking, for students, faculty, alumni, and the community at large.  The PoemJazz event will be FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Tuesday, April 1 at 7 pm in the Writers House.

At a recent ribbon cutting, Merrimack President Christopher Hopey noted that the Writers House is the first of its kind in New England.  The bright, inviting space, located in the new Academic Innovation Center (on Cullen Avenue) will host readings and talks by fiction writers, poets, journalists, scholars, filmmakers, engineers, business leaders, and more.

The Writers House will also sponsor collaborative programs through which Merrimack College students can get involved with local schools and nonprofits.

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