Marlboro College

NewsPress Release - 3/15/2000

MARLBORO, VT -- The fourth in a series of faculty forums at Marlboro College this semester features writing and literature faculty member T. Hunter Wilson and sculpture and drawing faculty member Tim Segar, who will present "An Ordinary Evening in New Haven: A Poem by Wallace Stevens" at 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 29.

The discussion will focus on the poem and what it has meant to each of them. Copies of the poem will be available a week beforehand.

Wilson, who has lived in Marlboro off and on all his life, earned his bachelor of arts degree at Bowdoin College, his master of arts degree in English at the University of Iowa, and his master of fine arts degree in poetry at the University of Iowa's Writer's Workshop. He began teaching at Marlboro in 1968. Wilson left the College for two years shortly after that and went to Laos, where he worked for International Voluntary Services, teaching English in the Ecole Normale d'Instituteurs in Savannakhet. He has traveled widely in Southeast Asia and written articles on Vietnam and Laos. In addition to his nonfiction work, Wilson's poems have appeared in a number of magazines.

Before coming to Marlboro College in 1998, Segar taught for several years at Amherst College. He earned a bachelor of fine arts degree from the Rhode Island School of Design and a master of arts degree and a master of fine arts degree from the University of California at Berkeley. He has exhibited his work throughout the Northeast and California. Segar, who believes it is important to use sculpture as a means for better understanding other disciplines, has incorporated sculpture into courses he has taught with professors of poetry, history, theater, and anthropology.

The faculty forum series has been organized as a new opportunity for faculty members to share aspects of their work outside of the classroom with each other and interested students, staff, and community members. The next faculty forum will feature English literature faculty member J. Birjepatil presenting a work in progress called "Re-Reading and Re-Presenting Shakespeare" on April 19.

All of the forums, which are free and open to the public, will take place in the Apple Tree building, which is fully accessible. For more information, please call (802) 257-4333 or visit the College's events calendar on-line www.marlboro.edu/calendar/calendar.html.

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