Friends & Enemies of Wallace Stevens

The Nineteenth Annual
Saturday, November 1, 2014, 2:00pm
Center for Contemporary Culture
Hartford Public Library

Our guest speaker—

Maureen McLane

“Hoobla-hoo and Hullabaloo: Divagations with Wallace Stevens”

Author of the highly-acclaimed book My Poets (Farrar Straus & Giroux, 2012), Maureen McLane’s essays and poetry have appeared in many publications. She has published three books of poetry: Same Life (FSG, 2008), World Enough (FSG, 2010), and the newly released collection This Blue (FSG, 2014). She received the 2003 National Book Critics Circle Nona Balakian Award for Excellence in Book Reviewing. She was finalist for the 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award in Autobiography. She teaches at New York University.

This festive and illuminating event will begin with a reception of wine and hors d’oeuvres, followed by Maureen McLane’s presentation, and will conclude with a book signing, birthday cake and champagne!

Original music by Julie Beman and The Dress-Ups, featuring her song "Hey There, Wallace Stevens."

Tickets (held at the door) are $50 per person. Please make check payable to:

Hartford Public Library
500 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06103

For more information, contact—

Jim Finnegan

This event is presented by Hartford Public Library (
and the Friends and Enemies of Wallace Stevens (

PO BOX 2482  ♦  HARTFORD CT 06146-2482