Reading followed by Q & A and book signing
Doors open at 5 PM | Program 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Ormond Memorial Art Museum, 78 East Granada Blvd. Ormond Beach, FL 32176
The event is co-sponsored by Creative Happiness Institute, in association with Ormond Memorial Art Museum. Free – public invited.
For more information, call Creative Happiness, 386-337-4567, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cornelius Eady is a Pabst Endowed Chair for Master Writers
Poet/Playwright/Songwriter Cornelius Eady was born in Rochester, NY in 1954, and is Professor of English at SUNY Stony Brook Southampton, where he is the Poetry Editor of the Southampton Review. He is the author of several poetry collections: Kartunes; Victims of theLatest Dance Craze, winner of the 1985 Lamont Prize; The Gathering of My Name, nominated for the 1992 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry; You Don’t Miss Your Water; The Autobiography of a Jukebox; Brutal Imagination, Hardheaded Weather (Putnam, 2008), and the anthologies Every Shut Eye Ain’t Asleep, In Search of Color Everywhere, and The Vintage Anthology ofAfrican American Poetry, (1750-2000). He wrote the libretto to Diedra Murray’s opera Running Man, which was short listed for the Pulitzer Prize in Theatre, and his verse play Brutal Imagination won the Oppenheimer Prize for the best first play from an American Playwright in 2001. He is also a singer/songwriter, with four chapbook/music CD’s from Kattywompus Press: Book of Hooks (2013), Singing While Black, (2016), Field Recordings, (2017), and All the American Poets Have Titled Their New Books The End (2018) He holds a PhD in the Arts (Hon) from the University of Rochester (2010). His other awards include Fellowships from the NEA, the Guggenheim Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation, a Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Traveling Scholarship, and The Prairie Schooner Strousse Award. He is co-founder and Vice-President of the Cave Canem Foundation, and was, before returning to Stony Brook, The Miller Family Endowed Chair in Literature and Writing and Professor in English and Theater at The University of Missouri-Columbia.
Major Author Featured at Ormond Art Museum
Cornelius Eady, who is has won numerous national awards as a poet and dramatist, will perform his work at the Ormond Memorial Art Museum. Doors open at 5:00 and the program is from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on July 2. The event is free and open to the public, co-sponsored by Creative Happiness Institute and is made possible by Atlantic Center for the Arts Master Artist-in-Residence Outreach Program.
Cornelius Eady is currently a Pabst Endowed Chair for Master Writers at ACA. Mr. Eady wrote the libretto for the opera “Running Man,” which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Drama, and wrote the play “Brutal Imagination,” which won Newsday’s Oppenheimer award in 2002. He is the recipient of an NEA Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Lila Wallace-Readers Digest Traveling Scholarship, and a Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship to Bellagio, among other honors.
The Ormond Memorial Art Museum is located at 78 East Granada Blvd. Ormond Beach, FL 32176. For more information, call Creative Happiness, 386-337-4567, or email email@example.com.