Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Speaker Series at Edison: Brower Returns to Edison for Repeat Performance

Princeton University Professor Emeritus Bill Brower makes his second return to Edison Community College on Thursday, March 20 to perform two fifty-minute readings. His first performance will begin at 12 p.m. in room 210, West Hall and the second will begin at 1:30 p.m. in room 209, West Hall of the Piqua Campus.

During his visit to Edison’s Campus, Mr. Brower will perform readings from “Frost and a Few Others.” The others, in addition to four-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry Robert Frost, include William Carlos Williams, Charles Simic, Theodore Roethke, Sara Teasdale, Edwin Arlington Robinson, and Robert Louis Stevenson.

Director of numerous stage plays at Princeton and actor both on and off Broadway including numerous television productions, Brower has presented readings throughout the United States.

“Professor Brower does not read: he can quote literally hundreds of poems from memory,” said Vivian Blevins, Edison faculty member and event coordinator. “Using his theatrical talents, he has the audience totally engaged and enthralled by his powerful voice and stage presence.”

“When he performed ‘The Witch of Coos’ at Edison two years ago, he turned off the lights and began to move around in a most dramatic fashion. Some in the audience were so frightened that I thought I heard the thumping of their hearts,” added Blevins.

Visitor parking is available at the West Hall and the Emerson Center lots. Visitors may take the stairs or the elevator to the second floor of West Hall. Admission is free and the public is invited. For further information contact Vivian Blevins at 937-778-3815 or vblevins@edisonohio.edu.

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