Common Read Series: #5
Komunyakka's award-winning play Gilgamesh: a Verse Play was the topic of discussion Wednesday, October 16, 2013 in the Writing Center. The last event before Komunyakaa's visit for Common Read reminded students that the acclaimed poet himself would be on campus October 24.
Dr. Hanson introduces speakers Dr. Martin Kearney and Dr. Jayetta Slawson.
Dr. Martin Kearney explains the history, themes and techniques of epics and what has been preserved in the modern adaptation of Gilgamesh, a tale dating back to Ancient Mesopotamia.
Dr. Slawson introduces the Writing Center to Komunyakka's new epic play, showing clips, excerpts and asking audience participation. She also reminds everyone that a performance of the play would be brought to life by Southeastern students on October 24 in the Student Union Theater.