Indiana Poet Laureate Shari Wagner inspires at the Study


Indiana Poet Laureate Shari Wagner, photo by Rachel GreenbergOn Thursday, October 27, the General Lew Wallace Study & Museum presents “Poems Inspired by Indiana History: An Evening with Indiana Poet Laureate Shari Wagner” at the Carriage House Interpretive Center. Wagner will talk about why history inspires her as she shares her poems about Indiana places and people. The lecture is free and will begin at 7 p.m.

Shari Wagner, Indiana’s fifth Poet Laureate, is the author of two books of poetry: The Harmonist at Nightfall: Poems of Indiana and Evening Chore. She is also co-author of her father’s medical memoirs, Making the Rounds and A Hundred Camels. Her poems have appeared in North American Review, Shenandoah, The Writer’s Almanac, Dave Eggers’ Best American Nonrequired Reading, and American Life in Poetry.  She has an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from IU in Bloomington and teaches poetry and memoir writing for the Indiana Writers Center. Her laureate website is ThroughTheSycamores.

The lecture is free and open to the public, but space in the Carriage House is limited. The Study requests that you RSVP at 765-362-5769 or email study@ben-hur.com.

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