Waiting for Yoko: The Role of Art and Poetry in Facing the Climate Crisis

The Waiting for Yoko Series and the On Cue: Culture and Conversations at QV Speakers Series present, “The Role of Art and Poetry in Facing the Climate Crisis: Margaret Gibson, Connecticut Poet Laureate.”

The reading takes place on Thursday, November 7 from 6-9pm in the Spirol Art Gallery (Danielson Campus). An open mic follows the featured reading. The event is free and open to the public. Light snacks and refreshments will be available.

Margaret Gibson’s most recent book of poems is Not Hearing the Wood Thrush (Louisiana State University Press, 2018), which was described by poet Stephen Dunn as “a book of lament and acceptance…a great book by one of our great poets.” Gibson is the author of numerous other collections, including Broken Cup, which chronicles her beloved late husband’s journey through Alzheimer’s Disease. Her writing has garnered many honors, including the Lamont Poetry Selection by the Academy of American Poets, finalist selection for the National Book Award, the Connecticut Center for the Book Award in Poetry, the Melville Kane Award, and two Pushcart Prizes. Margaret Gibson is Connecticut’s current State Poet Laureate.

For more information please contact Jon Andersen, professor of English at jandersen@qvcc.edu (860-932-4054) or Mark Szantyr, professor of fine arts at mszantyr@qvcc.edu (860-932-4160).

November Coming Events

Quinebaug Valley Community College is hosting a number of events in November. These events are free and open to the public.

  • November 7 – Waiting for Yoko: The Role of Art and Poetry in Facing the Climate Crisis – Join us in the SPIROL Gallery on Thursday, November 7 from 6-9 p.m. for “Waiting for Yoko: The Role of Art and Poetry in Facing the Climate Crisis” featuring Margaret Gibson, Connecticut Poet Laureate. The poetry readings will be followed by an open mic. Light snacks and refreshments will be available. Contact: Jon Andersen (jandersen@qvcc.edu, 860-932-4054).
  • November 8 – Veterans Day Celebration – QVCC will celebrate Veterans Day on November 8 from 2-3 p.m. in the Robert E. Miller Auditorium. Bricks added to the Veterans Garden will be dedicated at the ceremony. Immediately following the ceremony, the Veterans Connection Photo Exhibit will open in the SPIROL Gallery. Afterwards, guests are welcome to visit the Veterans Garden, located in the circle outside the College’s main entrance. Contact: Annie Hill (ahill@qvcc.edu, 860-932-4114).
  • November 9 – Saturday Registration for Winter and Spring Terms – Meet with an academic advisor to pick the perfect schedule from 9 – 2 p.m. Both the Danielson campus and our Windham Technical High School location will be open. Learn more at www.qvcc.edu/register.
  • November 13 – Fall Open House – Learn about our 50 degree and certificate programs and meet with QVCC faculty at our Fall Open House on Wednesday, November 13 from 6-8 p.m. Apply on or before November 13 for your chance to win a $1,000 scholarship! Contact: Sarah Hendrick (shendrick@qvcc.edu, 860-932-4096).
  • November 20 – Financial Aid Night – Are you planning to attend college? Are you the parent of a senior in high school? Attend our presentation if you want to learn more about funding a college education, sources and types of financial aid, how to complete the FAFSA and more! Contact: QVCC Financial Aid Office (860-932-4003).