Williamstown, MA - Richard Wilbur, one of America’s most beloved poets, will read from his works at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, November 8, in St. John’s Episcopal Church, Williamstown. The public is invited to this event, which will also feature Nathaniel Parke, artist associate in cello at Williams College and instructor of cello at Bennington College, playing interludes of Bach’s compositions for unaccompanied cello.
Richard Wilbur has served as Poet Laureate of the United States. His other honors include the National Book Award, two Pulitzer Prizes, and the Bollingen Translation Prize. He is a member of the American Institute of Arts and Letters, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Academy of American Poets. In addition to his poetry and his translations of the great verse plays of Molière and Racine, he has published three books for children and collections of prose pieces.
Nathaniel Parke is a member of the Bennington String Quartet and is principal cello of the Berkshire Symphony.
A free will offering will benefit the Western MA Food Bank.
St. John’s Church is located at 35 Park Street and is wheel chair accessible. Information: 413-458-8144.