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Too Raucous for a Chorus

Thursday, 26 April 2018, 7 – 8:30pm

Too Raucous for a Chorus

The School of English and the Trinity Long Room Hub invite you to the Joan Roth and William M. Roth Lecture 2018: “To Raucous for a Chorus”
by Erica Van Horn

The Joan Roth and William M. Roth Lecture Series was established in 2017 to honour the contributions made over many years by Joan and William M. Roth to the arts and culture in Ireland. This year’s lecture/reading reflects the Roth’s particular interest in literature, poetry and the book arts. From William Roth’s bibliography of English and American first editions of W.B. Yeats’s work, published in 1939, through to his establishment of the Colt Press, in the 1950s, the Roths have long been involved in promoting poetry and literature more generally in Ireland and further afield.

It is particularly fitting that this year’s Roth lecture will be given by the US American poet, artist, editor, writer and printmaker Erica Van Horn. Like the Roths, she has spent many years living and working in Ireland where she has enjoyed a long friendship with the Roth family. Erica was born in New Hampshire in 1954. The Book Remembers Everything: The Work of Erica Van Horn, was shown at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale in 2010, where there is an archive of her books and papers. Among her most recent publications is Living Locally, with a foreword by Susan Howe, published by Uniformbooks in 2011/14.

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About Erica Van Horn
American artist, writer, editor, printer, and bookmaker Erica Van Horn was born in Concord, New Hampshire; she has a Master of Fine Arts in Printmaking from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her work now mostly issues through Coracle, a small publishing press based in Ireland, which she directs with Simon Cutts, writer, artist, and editor.

Over one hundred of Erica Van Horn's works are available online, many in their entirety. Seventy-five of Van Horn's works were also part of the exhibition The Book Remembers Everything: The Work of Erica Van Horn, shown at the Beiencke Library from January 13 through March 27, 2010.

Accessibility: Yes
Campus LocationTrinity Long Room Hub
Room: Neill Lecture Theatre
Research Theme: Creative Arts Practice
Event Type: Alumni, Arts and Culture, Lectures and Seminars, Library, Public
Type of Event: One-time event
Audience: Undergrad, Postgrad, Alumni, Faculty & Staff, Public
Cost: Free (but registration is essential)
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