‘English on the Ides’ series continues Sept. 13

The “English on the Ides” discussion series sponsored by Western Carolina University’s Department of English and City Lights Bookstore in Sylva will continue Sunday, Sept. 13, with a talk revolving around Maya book arts.

Paul Worley, WCU assistant professor of English, will address the topic “Maya Book Arts on Exhibit at the WCU Fine Art Museum.” All events in the “English on the Ides” series are held at 1 p.m. Sundays at the bookstore.

WCU’s Fine Art Museum will unveil a new exhibit Thursday, Sept. 17, that focuses on the contemporary book arts in the Maya area. “As a lead-in to the exhibit, I will provide background on the Maya, a brief overview of Maya literatures, and speak about the vitality of Maya communities right here in North Carolina,” Worley said.

Upcoming programs will include Laura Wright, associate professor and head of the English department, discussing her book “The Vegan Studies Project” on Oct. 11, and English professor Annette Debo presenting “Poets are Lyric Historians: The Necessary Past for African-American Poets” on Oct. 25.

For more information about the series, contact Worley at pmworley@wcu.edu or the bookstore at more@citylightsnc.com.