Author, artist Dawes to present reading at Knox College

 From The Register-Mail:
Kwame Dawes, an author and artist whose credits include an Emmy Award-winning documentary and a book on reggae legend Bob Marley, has been named the 2011 Honnold Fellow at Knox College and will present a lecture and poetry reading during his visit next week.

During his three-day residency on the Knox campus, Dawes will be featured in the two free, public events. He also will meet with Knox College students and faculty in classes and informal conferences.

Dawes will give the 2011 Honnold Lecture, “Chameleon of Suffering: Art, Empathy and Citizenship,” at 7 p.m. March 24 in Kresge Hall, Ford Center for the Fine Arts. The lecture will examine the role of the artist in society and the value of art in engendering citizenship through the insights of empathy.

Dawes will read from his own poetry at 4 p.m. March 25, in the Muelder Room, Seymour Library.

The lecture and reading are free and open to the public.