Dr. Emilie Lindemann will present ‘Livija Letters’ on April 11 as part of Faculty Colloquial Series

Posted On April 06, 2016

Emilie_Lindemann-1.jpgSilver Lake College will present its next Faculty Colloquial Series event from 6 to 6:30 p.m. on Monday, April 11. 

Dr. Emilie Lindemann, Assistant Professor of English at SLC, will discuss “The Livija Letters: Epistolary Poems and Human Connection” in the Endries Family Heritage Room, located in the main building on campus at 2406 S. Alverno Road. The event is free and open to the public.

Lindemann will read from a recent poetry project that uses letter poems and persona poems to connect with the Latvian-American outsider photographer Livija Patikne (1911-2001). The letter poems reveal, among other things, a shared affinity for baked goods, floral dresses and moments of quiet reflection. She also will discuss the unique power of epistolary poems when it comes to human connection.