Common Read Series: #3
On Tuesday, October 8, 2013 the Writing Center had a full house as students and teachers appeared to hear speakers Francis Broussard, Paul Crawford and Mary Sue Ply give lectures/presentations on Komunyakaa, poetry, and the Vietnam War.
(LEFT) A full Writing Center. (RIGHT) Head of the English Department, Dr. Hanson
introduces the professors.
Dr. Mary Sue Ply offers a history lesson on the Vietnam war. She also
read several poems on the topic.
Francis Broussard gives a lecture on what makes Komunyaa's "Vietnam poems" more than just poems of war.
Paul Crawford also gives insight. As a veteran, Crawford gives context to Komuyakaa's work.
Students and professors mingle after lectures.