Dana Gioia, Poet Laureate of California, Oct 29 Appearance

Poetry and Catholic Imagination

Dana Gioia, California Poet Laureate

Saturday, October 29, 2016

1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.


 

 

 

 

 

 



































Dana Gioia is an internationally acclaimed poet and former chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts. Currently serving as professor of poetry and public culture at the University of Southern California, he was recently appointed Poet Laureate of the State of California. Gioia has published four full-length collections of poetry as well as eight chapbooks. An influential critic as well, his book Can Poetry Matter?, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, is credited with helping revive the role of poetry in American public culture.


Dana Gioia will discuss Poetry and Catholic Imagination: A Talk and Poetry Reading followed by a Public Conversation. He will also be available to sign his books.

This is a free event. Refreshments will be served.


For more information about Dana Gioia's books, biography, and career, visit his website Dana Gioia.

To register for the event, see the link below "Map & Directions".



Refreshments underwritten by Ave Maria Mutual Funds.


Map & Directions


Physical Address: 31001 N. Valyermo Rd, Valyermo, CA

From Los Angeles & San Fernando areas:
Take the 5 Fwy north to 14 Fwy north. Get off on the Pearblossom Hwy exit. Go 5 miles to Hwy 138 and turn right. Continue 9 miles to the town of Pearblossom. Turn right at the Chevron gas station onto Longview Rd. Turn left onto Ave W and follow the long winding road for about 4 miles to St. Andrew's Abbey.

From San Diego, Orange County, San Bernardino, & Riverside areas:
Take the 15 Fwy north to Hwy 138 exit. Turn left on Hwy 138 towards Palmdale. Go for about 30 miles to the town of Pearblossom. Turn left at the Chevron gas station onto Longview Rd. Turn left onto Ave W and follow the long winding road for about 4 miles to St. Andrew's Abbey.

From Palmdale & Lancaster areas:
Go east on Ave S to 47th Street East. Turn right and continue on to Hwy 138. Continue to the town of Pearblossom, which is about 10 miles from that turn. Turn right at the Chevron gas station onto Longview Rd. Turn left on Ave W and follow the long winding road for about 4 miles to St. Andrew's Abbey.

From the Santa Barbara, Ventura, & Oxnard areas:
Take the 101 Fwy to 126 east. Go south on I-5 about 5 miles to the 14 north interchange. Go north on the 14 Fwy for about 30 miles. Get off on the Pearblossom Hwy exit. Go 5 miles to Hwy 138 and turn right. Continue 9 miles to the town of Pearblossom. Turn right at the Chevron gas station onto Longview Rd. Turn left onto Ave W and follow the long winding road for about 4 miles to St. Andrew's Abbey.

From San Francisco, Fresno, & Bakersfield areas:
Take the 5 Fwy south to Hwy 138 exit. Follow Hwy 138 and get off at the Palmdale Blvd. exit. Turn left onto Palmdale Blvd, which is also Hwy 138. Continue for about 19 miles to the town of Pearblossom. Turn right at the Chevron gas station onto Longview Rd. Turn left onto Ave W and follow the long winding road for about 4 miles to St. Andrew's Abbey.

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