Corcoran Professor Bernard Welt to be featured on WAMU, participate in National Academy of Sciences panel

April 14, 2010

Bernard Welt, Professor of Arts and Humanities, will be featured in an interview on "Metro Connection" with Stephanie Kaye on WAMU 88.5, Friday, April 16, from 1–2 p.m. The interview previews an upcoming panel entitled "Persistent Voices: Poetry by Writers Lost to AIDS," which will be hosted by the National Academy of Sciences on April 22.

The NAS event will feature a poetry reading followed by a discussion on the social history of the epidemic and its impact on culture. The evening will begin with readings from Persistent Voices: Poetry by Writers Lost to AIDS, a book that encourages us to consider these writers’ contributions during their abbreviated careers and to contemplate their unrealized potential. Other participants include Philip Clark, co-editor of the book; Tina Darragh, a DC poet; E. Ethelbert Miller; a literary activist and director of the African American Resource Center at Howard University; Michael Sappol, historian at the National Library of Medicine; and Raymond Martins, chief medical officer of the Whitman-Walker Clinic.

National Academy of Sciences: Persistent Voices
Thursday, April 22, 2010, 7–8:30 p.m.
Keck Center, National Academy of Sciences, Room 100
500 5th Street NW
Washington, DC

This event is free, but reservations are required. Please contact (202) 334-2415. A reception precedes the event at 6 p.m.

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