2009-2010 Writers at Rutgers Reading Series

Derek Walcott

Title: Derek Walcott
When: Wed, Apr 14 2009 | 8:00
: Rutgers Student Center. Multipurpose Room - New Brunswick
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Admission: Free and open to the Rutgers community and the general public
The reading will be followed by a reception and book signing

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Derek Walcott is a Nobel Prize-winning poet who was born in Saint Lucia, a former British colony in the West Indies. Much of Walcott’s work deals with Island influences and his English and West Indian ancestry. In 1959, Walcott founded the non-profit Trinidad Theatre Workshop, which has since produced many of Walcott’s plays, as well a wider range of plays by other playwrights. He has published twenty-one collections of poetry and over twenty plays. His most recent publication was Selected Poems (2007), which draws from his publications over the last fifty years. His awards include a MacArthur “genius” grant, an Obie Award, a Royal Society of Literature Award, and the Queen’s Medal for Poetry. He is currently at work on his forthcoming poetry collection, White Egrets.


Department of English
Class of 1964
Office of the Vice President for Undergraduate Education
Department of American Studies
Department of Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies