Anne Waldman, an internationally-known poet, will read from her works at 8 p.m. Thursday at the Lawrence Arts Center, Ninth and Vermont, as part of the center's series of literary events.
Waldman helped found the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics and directs the MFA writing program at the Naropa Institute in Boulder, Colo. She is scheduled to read from her most recent work, "Helping The Dreamer: New and Selected Poems 1966-1988.''
"We are interested in providing events in the literary arts area,'' said Barbara Clark, who is a co-coordinator of the Arts Center series with Jim McCrary and Michael Annis. "The Arts Center has focused on in in the past, and it's one we feel like we need to develop to draw in the public.''
Earlier literary events at the center included an open-mike night in support of free speech last month. On Jan. 23, Clark said, the center will sponsor a "Jack Kerouac and jazz night,'' in which participants will perform jazz and read from Kerouac's works.
Meanwhile, a series of poetry readings continue on alternate Mondays at the Flamingo Club, 501 N. Ninth, McCrary said. The readings have been drawing between 80 and 125 people each night, he said, and the next one is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Monday.