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Beat Writers and Community: More "Kerouac in Florida" on Tuesday, 10/16, 3 - 4 pm

Updated on: Oct 15, 2007 @ 3:17:00 pm

The celebration of the work of Jack Kerouac, "Kerouac in Florida" continues! Dr. Ernest Smith, UCF EnglishProfessor, will lead a round table discussion on Beat Writers and Community on Tuesday, October 16, 2007 from 3-4 p.m. in the library, room 511. Dr. Smith will be exploring how the sense of community between these writers helped them map out new alternatives for being a man in 1950s U.S. culture.
About the speaker:
Ernest Smith is a UCF English Professor, specializing in gender studies and poetry. He received his BA in English from Wright State in 1978, his MA in English from Wright State in 1980, and his PhD in English from NYU in 1987.
"To be a poet, it seems to me, is to care passionately about justice and one's fellow human beings." --Robert Hayden (1914-1980), American poet

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