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Award-winning poet, human rights justice to visit Beloit College

Friday, March 1, 2013

MEDIA CONTACT: Hilary Dickinson at dickinsonh@beloit.edu or 608-363-2849

There may be only two months left of the academic year, but Beloit College still has several acclaimed speakers and residency holders scheduled to conduct lectures, give readings and perform in concert. All events are free and open to the public.

Poet Kevin Young

Friday, April 5

Young is the author of seven books of poetry, including Ardency: A Chronicle of the Amistad Rebels, the winner of an American Book Award, and Jelly Roll, a finalist for the National Book Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and winner of the Paterson Poetry Prize. He will give the Lois and Willard Mackey Chair reading at 8 p.m. in Moore Lounge, Pearsons Hall.

Artist Paul Notzold and Amy Horst, John Michael Kohler Arts Center deputy programming director

Thursday, April 11

For the 7th Annual Duffy Colloquium, Notzold and Horst will present a lecture titled “From Point A to Point B – Powered by Public Art,” at 8 p.m. in Richardson Auditorium, Morse-Ingersoll Hall. The event is sponsored by the Beloit College Duffy Community Partnerships, the department of sociology, and the John Michael Kohler Arts Center.

Justice Diego García-Sayán from the Inter-American Court of Human Rights

Friday, April 12

This year’s Weissberg Chair in International Studies will give a lecture titled “Human Rights in Latin America: Transitional Justice and Rule of Law” at 8 p.m. in Eaton Chapel.

Musician Tony Scodwell

Saturday, April 27

Beloit native Tony Scodwell, a trumpeter, soloist and headliner of stage and studio, will perform a concert at 7:30 p.m. in Eaton Chapel called Tony Scodwell with Big Band. He is the 2013 Victor E. Ferrall, Jr. Endowed Artist-in-Residence