Reading Close to Home: Robert Penn Warren

Reading Close to Home: Robert Penn Warren

Join Professor Ed Francisco for the next installment of "Reading Close to Home," a series of author discussions featuring Robert Penn Warren.

Robert Penn Warren is the only person to receive the Pulitzer Prize for both poetry and the novel. He wrote textbooks that taught generations of Americans to understand fiction and poetry. He founded literary magazines, movements, and a new criticism. A Southerner, he recanted his early views on racial segregation and became an outspoken proponent of the civil rights movement.

All events will be held at Lawson McGhee Library

Sunday, January 6, 2:00–5:00 p.m. 
Screening of All the King’s Men

Tuesday, January 8, 6:30 p.m. 
Discussion of All the King’s Men

Tuesday, January 15, 6:30 p.m. 
Discussion of Blackberry Winter

Tuesday, January 22, 6:30 p.m. 
Discussion of selected poems

This program is made possible through the generous support of Friends of the Library.