‘Love of Learning’ lecture series relaunches at UW-Platteville Richland April 28

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Marnie Dresser
Marnie Dresser

The “Love of Learning” lectures, a long tradition at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Richland, will return to campus on Thursday, April 28, when English Professor Marnie Dresser twice presents “Poetry on Purpose,” which will include recommendations, readings from her own published and unpublished work, and the live completion of a poem based on audience advance suggestions. According to Dresser, she hopes this “improv-versification” around ideas will demonstrate how the composition and creative process can work, “misguided initial thoughts included.” 

“Ahead of April 28, people can email or otherwise contact me to give me some ideas for themes or ideas they want to see included, and then during the talks, I’ll take some of those elements and compose on a big screen so people can follow along,” said Dresser. 

Dresser has published poems, plays, fiction and essays in a variety of publications during her career, and looks forward to this public event as part of the April celebration of National Poetry Month. Dresser can be reached at dresserm@uwplatt.edu or leave a message at 608-800-6847. 

The lectures will take place at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. on April 28 in the Pippin Conference Center on the UW-Platteville Richland campus.  No advance reservations are required.  The “Love of Learning” lectures are a longstanding public series of intellectual and cultural presentations sponsored by the Richland County Campus Foundation.  More events will take place in the coming months.