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Postponed: FREE Poetry Under the Stars Event at the Kansas Cosmosphere

NOTICE: This event has been postponed, but the organizers assure me it will be rescheduled. Stay tuned!

This Thursday, the Kansas Cosmosphere in Hutchinson will present a free event in the Justice Planetarium with Kansas Poet Laureate Eric McHenry. “Poetry Under the Stars” will begin at 7 p.m. and include poetry reading and discussion. Prior to the event, wine, beer, and other light refreshments will be available from 6:30-7 p.m.

Eric will recite some of his favorite poetry selections and share some of his own work under the stars of the planetarium.

Along with works of poets Robert Frost and Gwendolyn Brooks, recitations will include The Swerve, a poem by Hutchinson-born William Stafford.
Eric is a fifth-generation Topekan. He attended Beloit College, and Boston University, where he earned his MA in creative writing. McHenry’s poems have been featured in The Harvard Review, Slate, and Poetry Northwest, whose editors named McHenry winner of the Theodore Roethke Prize for best poems published in the magazine in 2010.

The Hutchinson stop will also be the public’s first opportunity to purchase Eric’s most recent book of poetry.

Poetry Under the Stars is free and open to the first 110 people to arrive at the event.

Date: Thursday, January 21, 2016
Time: Event begins at 7 p.m. Light refreshments will be available from 6:30-7 p.m.
Location: Kansas Cosmosphere, 1100 N Plum St., Hutchinson, KS 67501
Cost: Free
For more information, visit cosmo.org

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