Jack Ridl Visiting Writers Series to open Sept. 27

The Jack Ridl Visiting Writers Series at Hope College will open its season at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, with the sixth annual Tom Andrews Memorial Reading. It will feature poet Chris Dombrowski and memoirist Mira Bartok, both of whom are former Hope students, in the Knickerbocker Theatre. A performance by a Hope jazz group will precede the reading beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Sep 21, 2011


In addition, each writer will participate in a question-and-answer session: Bartok on Monday, Sept. 26, at 3:30 p.m.; and Dombrowski on Tuesday, Sept. 27, at 3:30 p.m. Both sessions will be in the Herrick Room on the second floor of the DeWitt Center.

The public is invited to both the question-and-answer sessions and the reading. Admission is free.

Every year, one reading in the Jack Ridl Visiting Writers Series is done in honor of Tom Andrews (1961-2001), a 1984 Hope graduate who was born and grew up in West Virginia. In his lifetime, Andrews published three books of poems and a memoir, “Codeine Diary,” about his coming to terms with his hemophilia and his determined refusal to let it circumscribe his life.



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