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Delta Symposium XIX to Take Place in Jonesboro, Arkansas, in April

Thursday, March 14, 2013   (0 Comments)
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The Arkansas State University Department of English and Philosophy's annual Delta Symposium is scheduled for April 17-20, 2013. It features internationally known scholars and musicians who will gather at Arkansas State University’s campus in Jonesboro. In its 19th year, the symposium theme for 2013 is "Cultivating the Delta." As the title suggests, Delta Symposium XIX will appeal to scholars, students, and residents throughout the region who are interested in various musical traditions, photography, and film linked to the symposium's focus, as well as to agriculture and its effects on the environment throughout the Lower Mississippi River Delta. This year features Bruce Jackson, Wes Jackson, and Julia "Butterfly” Hill as guest speakers and also features literary events by writers W. Stuart Towns, Janis Kearney, Philip McMath, and Margaret Bolsterli. The event culminates on Saturday, April 20th, with an architectural walking tour scheduled for 10:00 a.m. that departs from the Craighead County Jonesboro Public Library, and with the Roots Music Festival that begins at noon at City Water and Light Park. Featured acts include 2-Mule Plow, Cedric Burnside, and the New Agrarians.

For more information about the symposium and to see the schedule of presentations and performances, visit http://altweb.astate.edu/blues/. 

Contact Gregory Hansen at ghansen@astate.edu with further questions.



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