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On poker, painting: Mackey Chair and Ginsberg Artist take to the stage tonight

September 15, 2010

If you love poker and writing or doughnuts and painting, you’re in luck: you won’t have to choose between the objects of your affection. (At least not tonight.)

This evening’s sweet slate of events starts with “Contradictions and Connections,” a lecture by 2010 Ginsberg Artist in Residence Emily Eveleth tonight at 7 p.m. in Richardson Auditorium of Morse-Ingersoll Hall. Eveleth will discuss her signature image, the jelly doughnut, as well as an overview of her work of the last few years and a brief exploration into the nature of looking.

The Ginsberg lecture will be followed by the Mackey reading at 8 p.m. in Moore Lounge of Pearsons Hall. 2010 Lois and Willard Mackey Chair in Creative Writing James McManus will read from Cowboys Full, his new nonfiction book on the history of poker. Best known for his memoirs of participating in the World Series of Poker, McManus has also published seven books of poetry and fiction.

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