On March 23 and 24 Dr. Willis Barnstone will speak on “Poetry as the Voice of the Divine in the Gospels and Gnostic Scriptures” as part of the Roger Williams Symposium at Washington State University in Pullman.
Barnstone is a translator and poet, a Guggenheim Fellow, Pulitzer Prize finalist in poetry and professor emeritus at Indiana University.
The event will be from 7 to 9 p.m. on March 23on the WSU campus in CUE Room 203. On March 24 it will be from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. atCommunity Congregational United Church of Christ.
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