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An evening with Oprah Winfrey, Joy Harjo, and Cornelius Eady

The Department of English is proud to invite you to the Poets and Writers 2021 Gala, featuring poet, playwright, and songwriter Joy Harjo, the former John C. Hodges Chair of Excellence in English at UT, and current U.S. Poet Laureate; poet, playwright, and songwriter Cornelius Eady, the incoming Hodges Chair of Excellence, who will join our faculty in August of 2021; and Oprah Winfrey. The evening will be hosted by Stacey Abrams, with music by the Cornelius Eady Trio. This extraordinary event is free, though donations to the Poets & Writers organization, which supports artists and writers across the country, is very much encouraged.

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Thursday, March 25 at 7:00pm to 8:00pm

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Humanities & Social Sciences, Visual & Performing Arts


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