Talking in the Library Lecture Series Photos- Fall Semester 2017

Tim White – Journalist/Investigative Reporter, spoke on September 19, 2017 at 4:30 PM in the Mary Tefft White Cultural Center, University Library - Introduction by Arlene Violet. Tim White discussed his recent book The Last Good Heist: The Inside Story Of The Biggest Single Payday In The Criminal History Of The Northeast. It tells the story of 1975’s infamous Bonded Vault Heist in Providence. The book tracks how Mob boss Raymond L.S. Patriarca approved the heist of a secret Mob bank in Providence. For more information visit our LibGuide

Tim White (Photo by Megan Lessard/RWU University Libraries)

Tina Cane – Rhode Island Poet Laureate, spoke on November 2, 2017 at 4:30 PM in the Mary Tefft White Cultural Center, University Library. In 2016, Tina Cane was selected to be Rhode Island’s Sixth Poet Laureate. She received a BA from the University of Vermont and an MA in French literature from Middlebury College. Tina is the author of The Fifth Thought (Other Painters Press, 2008), a book-length poem. She is the founder and director of Writers-in-the-Schools, RI. For more information please see our LibGuide.

Tina Cane (Photos by Adam Braver/RWU University Libraries)

Jennifer Haigh –  Acclaimed Novelist, spoke at Rogers Free Library, Bristol RI, on November 6, 2017 at 7:00 PM. In conjunction with Rogers Free Library and the Jane Bodell endowment, novelist Jennifer Haigh read and discussed her recent work. Haigh is the author of five books, most recently Heat and Light, a novel about a dying coal town that’s offered a second chance when the natural gas industry comes to town.  It has been named a Best Book of 2016 by The New York Times,The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal and NPR.  For more information please see our LibGuide.

Jennifer Haigh (Photo by Megan Lessard/RWU University Libraries)

Vijay Seshadri – 2014 Pulitzer Prize Poet spoke on November 16, 2017 at 4:30 PM in the Mary Tefft White Cultural Center, University Library. Vijay Seshadri was born in Bangalore, India, in 1954 and moved to America at the age of five. He is the author of the poetry books "Wild Kingdom," "The Long Meadow," The Disappearances," and "3 Sections," as well as many essays, reviews, and memoir fragments. His work has been widely published and anthologized and recognized with many honors, most recently the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry and, in 2015, the Literature Award of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He was educated at Oberlin College and Columbia University, and currently teaches at Sarah Lawrence College, where he has held the Michele Tolela Myers Chair. For more information, see our LibGuide.

Vijay Seshadri (Photo by Megan Lessard/RWU University Libraries)


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