Harold Washington Literary Award winner: Rita Dove in conversation with columnist Mary Schmich

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Rita Dove will receive this year’s Harold Washington Literary Award, which recognizes the significant achievement of writers whose work resonates with readers and makes a mark in the world. Dove, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and past U.S. poet laureate, has distinguished herself with the lyricism of her poetry and her astonishing ability to draw from history to transform intimate moments into great art. Her most recent book, “Collected Poems: 1974-2004,” was a National Book Award finalist. She will appear in conversation with Chicago Tribune columnist Mary Schmich.

Saturday, June 10, 10:00 am - 10:45 am

Harold Washington Library Center, Cindy Pritzker Auditorium

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Mary Schmich (Interviewer)

Chicago Tribune columnist Mary Schmich won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for commentary. A collection of her columns has been released as a book, “Even the Terrible Things Seem Beautiful to Me Now.” Her most famous column, loosely known as “Wear Sunscreen” has been a bestselling book and CD.

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Rita Dove

Rita Dove is a former U.S. poet laureate, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the Heinz Award, and a musician. She lives in Charlottesville, where she is Commonwealth Professor of English at the University of Virginia. Her latest book is COLLECTED POEMS: 1974-2004.

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