Midday Arts Series: An Afternoon with Ryan Eckes and Meg Lemieur

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 // 12:30 pm

Paley Library: Ground Floor Lecture Hall -- 1210 W. Berks Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122

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Join us for an afternoon of poetry and art, with Ryan Eckes and Meg Lemieur.

Ryan Eckes is a poet from Philadelphia. His latest book, General Motors (Split Lip Press, 2018), is about labor and the influence of public and private transportation on city life. Other books include Valu-Plus and Old News (Furniture Press 2014, 2011). His poetry can be found in Tripwire, Slow Poetry in America Newsletter, Entropy and elsewhere. In recent years, he has worked as an adjunct professor and labor organizer in education. He won a Pew Fellowship in 2016.

Meg Lemieur’s art juxtaposes nature with the human experience while exploring the themes of social and environmental justice with a hopeful perspective and questioning sensibility. She, along with Bri Barton, is a co-founder of the Water Ways project, a collaboratively-drawn series of highly detailed pen and ink illustrations telling the story of water and the effects that the natural gas industry has on the area commonly known as Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Each illustration consists of dozens of small vignettes that highlight people’s struggles as they strive to protect the water and land on which we all survive.

Registration requested.

Photo courtesy Brae Howard.

A special thanks to the Intellectual Heritage Department at Temple University for sponsoring this program.

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