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Love Poetry: A Celebration with Wendy Power Spielmann and James Kraft

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 6:00 PM
| For members and guests | Whitridge Room | $15 per person | Advance registration required

Lovers of poetry, join us to celebrate the poetry of love during National Poetry Month. Multilinguist Wendy Power Spielmann and beloved seminar leader James Kraft give dramatic and humorous readings of verses from ancient Egypt, Greece, and China through the Renaissance to the nineteenth and twentieth centuries—from Horace to Emily Dickinson to Cole Porter (shown at left).

Wendy Power Spielmann, a native of Wales, traveled the world as a PanAm purser, then taught Russian, French, and Spanish and served as a German interpreter for the 1980 Winter Olympics. She is a frequent community-theater performer.

James Kraft teaches American and English literature at several adult-education centers in the New York City area as well as in upstate New York and Connecticut. He has taught at Andover Academy, the University of Virginia, Université Laval, Quebec City, and Wesleyan University.

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