March 25, 2011
|Description:||As part of its 75th Anniversary Celebration and Reunion, the Plan II Honors Program presents an evening of Joynes Literary Readings by four prominent authors, all of whom are Plan II alumni. Readers are Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan, class of 1975; journalist and novelist Robert Draper, class of 1979; poet Joanna Fuhrman, class of 1996; and scholar and poet Betty Sue Flowers, class of 1969.
Schenkkan won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for "The Kentucky Cycle." In 2010 he was nominated for two Emmys for his screenwriting for the HBO miniseries "The Pacific."
Draper has authored two nonfiction books, "Dead Certain: The Presidency of George W. Bush" and "Rolling Stone Magazine: The Uncensored History." He has also published one novel, "Hadrian's Walls." Recently, he wrote a cover story on Sarah Palin for the "New York Times Magazine" and appeared as a guest on the NBC program "Meet the Press."
Fuhrman is author of four books of poetry, most recently "Pageant," published in 2009 by Alice James Books. She teaches at Rutgers University and in public schools and libraries through Poets House and Teachers & Writers Collaborative.
Flowers is not only a graduate of the Plan II Program, but also a former Plan II professor, Plan II director and Plan II parent. She was director of the LBJ Library from 2002-2009. She has published three books of poetry as well as several scholarly texts on Rosetti and Browning.
|Location:||Etter-Harbin Alumni Center|
|Contact:||Phillip L Dubov | 512-471-2960|
|Sponsor:||Plan II Honors Program|
|Admission:||Free and open to the public|
|Parking:||San Jacinto/Brazos Garages (pay to park) |