Gonzaga Visiting Writers Series: Douglas Kearney

When: Wed., March 25, 7:30 p.m. 2015

If your image of a poetry reading involves respectful silence, tweed jackets and dusty bookstores, you might want to introduce yourself to the bold style — both on the page and in his performances — of Douglas Kearney. The Los Angeles native tackles myriad issues facing black men in contemporary society, earning accolades and awards for his books like 2009’s The Black Automaton and last year’s Patter. He’s also a librettist, often working with composers to create modern operas that are anything but staid. Kearney is visiting Spokane as part of the Gonzaga University Visiting Writers Series.

Wed, March 25, at 7:30 pm • Free • Cataldo Hall Globe Room, Gonzaga University • 502 E. Boone • douglaskearney.com

Dan Nailen

Price: Free and open to the public.