An Evening of Poetry and Prose with J.T. Ledbetter
Wed, Nov 7, 2012 at 8:00 pm
Lundring Events Center - map
CLU professor emeritus J.T. Ledbetter will read poems from his award-winning book Old and Lost Rivers and stories from his new fiction collection Death by Violin.
Ledbetter, whose poems, stories and articles have appeared in more than 100 magazines and anthologies, taught in the CLU English Department for 34 years before retiring in 2004 and continues to teach as a part-time lecturer. In 1970, he founded Morning Glory, an award-winning literary magazine produced by CLU students, and served as adviser for 25 years.
An ordained Lutheran minister, Ledbetter gives lectures on Poetry in the Pulpit and on Thomas Merton: Monk and Writer. His interest in Thomas Merton took him to the Abbey of Gethsemani in Kentucky, where Merton lived as a monk, and to Cistercian monasteries in England and Ireland. His poems and articles appear frequently in The Merton Seasonal. Ledbetter cites Robert Frost and William Faulkner as influences on his work.
Admission is free.
Add to My Calendar
Share This Event