The Mockingbird, East Tennessee State University's student-created art and literature magazine, presents our eighth annual Robert "Jack" Higgs reading as part of the Bert C. Bach Written Word Initiative. Professor Higgs, among many notable achievements at ETSU, served as the first faculty sponsor of The Mockingbird.
This year, we are pleased to present Maurice Manning. Manning will read from his collections of poetry as the final event of the 2022 Spring Literary Festival.
Maurice Manning has published seven books of poetry. His first book, Lawrence Booth's Book of Visions, was selected by W.S. Merwin for the Yale Series of Younger Poets. His fourth book, The Common Man, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. A former Guggenheim fellow, Manning lives with his family in Kentucky. He teaches at Transylvania University and in the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College.
Manning's reading will take place on Wednesday, April 13, at 7:00 p.m. in the Bert C. Bach Theatre of ETSU's Mary B. Martin Center. The event is free and open to the public. The reading will be followed by a Q & A.
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