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The Rockford University Forum Series presents speakers from a variety of disciplines and performers of stature in the arts. The series is designed to deepen and broaden students’ education at Rockford University. All full-time undergraduate students are required to attend a minimum of two Forum Series events each semester.
Admission is free* but tickets are required. Please contact the Box Office at 815.226.4100 for additional information.
*Except theater performances for the general public; Rockford University students are always free.
Upcoming Forum Events
Tuesday, May 6
7 p.m., Maddox
Theatre, Clark Arts Center
United States Poet Laureate
Natasha Trethewey was born in Gulfport, Mississippi. She is
the nineteenth Poet Laureate of the United States and the author of four
collections of poetry, Domestic Work (2000); Bellocq’s Ophelia (2002); Native
Guard (2006)—for which she was awarded the Pulitzer Prize—and, most
recently, Thrall, (2012). Her book of nonfiction, Beyond Katrina: A
Meditation on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, appeared in 2010. She is the
recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the
Guggenheim Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Beinecke Library at
Yale, and the Bunting Fellowship Program of the Radcliffe Institute for
Advanced Study at Harvard. At Emory University she is Robert W. Woodruff
Professor of English and Creative Writing.