February 2, 2017
Jen Bervin to present Ellison Lecture
Montgomery, Ala.—Huntingdon College will welcome noted poet, artist, and bookmaker Jen Bervin to speak for the College’s 2017 Rhoda Coleman Ellison Writers Festival and Lecture, Thursday, February 16, at 7:30 p.m. in Delchamps Recital Hall, Smith Music Building. The lecture is free and open to the public, part of the College’s Community and Cultural Events Series sponsored by Baptist Health.
Bervin is an interdisciplinary artist and poet whose conceptually-driven works present art, writing, science, and life in new ways, incorporating textiles and crafts and exploring reading, writing, and listening. She is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including the Rauschenberg Residency and the Creative Capital Grant. She has published nine books, including Nets, The Desert, and Gorgeous Nothings: Emily Dickinson’s Envelope Poems with Marta Werner. Silk Poems, an exploration of her latest work in nanoscale poetry with Tufts University’s Silk Lab, is forthcoming from Nightboat Books in Fall 2017.
Bervin’s work has been covered in media outlets such as The Huffington Post, NPR, The Nation, The Los Angeles Times, Artforum, Frieze, Hyperallergic, The New Yorker, and The New York Times, and can be found in more than 30 international collections, including Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Stanford University, Yale University, and The J. Paul Getty Museum. She is a SETI Institute Artist in Residence, a program that facilitates a cross-disciplinary exchange of ideas between artists and scientists.
Huntingdon College, grounded in the Judeo-Christian tradition of the United Methodist Church, is committed to nurturing growth in faith, wisdom, and service and to graduating individuals prepared to succeed in a rapidly changing world. Founded in 1854, Huntingdon is a coeducational liberal arts college recognized among “The Fastest Growing Colleges in America” by The Chronicle of Higher Education; among the top 10 regional colleges and top 10 best regional values by U.S. News and World Report; among the top tier of regional colleges by the Princeton Review; among “Colleges that Contribute to the Public Good,” by Washington Monthly; and on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. The Huntingdon campus, a Tree Campus USA, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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