Date: Nov. 12, 2012
Time: 4 p.m.
Place: Alumni Memorial Union, Monaghan Ballroom
MILWAUKEE – Renowned poet Mary Oliver, winner of the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize, will be receiving an Honorary Degree from Marquette University Nov. 12. The ceremony will begin at 4 p.m. in the Alumni Memorial Union’s Monaghan Ballroom.
Oliver, described by the New York Times as “far and away, this country’s best-selling poet,” will also read from her poems during the event.
Oliver's new poetry collection, A Thousand Mornings, will be released this fall. She will be signing the book immediately following her reading at 5:30 p.m. Books will be available for purchase at the event.
The event is free and open to the public but tickets are required. Members of the public can pick up two tickets per person in the Alumni Memorial Union Brooks Lounge beginning October 1. Questions about tickets should be directed to University Special Events at 414.288.7431 or email@example.com. The Marquette campus community can pick up tickets beginning September 24.
Last year at the inauguration of President Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., Marquette students gave voice to the words of Mary Oliver in this video.
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