Kwame Dawes to present at Kloefkorn Writers Series

  • Headshot of Kwame Dawes
  • Headshot of Kwame Dawes

Kwame Dawes, PhD will deliver the spring William C. Kloefkorn Nebraska Writers Series lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 20. The presentation will be held in NWU's Elder Gallery.

Dawes has authored 36 books of poetry, fiction, criticism and essays, including Nebraska (UNP, 2019), Bivouac (Akashic Books, 2019) and City of Bones: A Testament (Northwestern, 2017). He serves as the Glenna Luschei Editor of Prairie Schooner and Chancellor’s Professor of English at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and is a faculty member of Pacific University's Master of Fine Arts program. Dawes is director of the African Poetry Book Fund and artistic director of the Calabash International Literary Festival. He is a chancellor of the Academy of American Poets.

The writers series is named in honor of William Kloefkorn who taught English at Nebraska Wesleyan for over 30 years. He died in May 2011.

The event is free and open to the public.