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Experience UWF Downtown Lecture Series invites community collaboration in poetry with Typewriter Project

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The University of West Florida College of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities will continue its 2017-18 Experience UWF Downtown Lecture Series on Jan. 17 at the Museum of Commerce, 201 E. Zaragoza St., in Historic Pensacola. Stephanie Berger and Nicholas Adamski, co-creators of The Typewriter Project, and Dr. Robyn Blyn, UWF English professor, will present “The Typewriter Project: Poetry as Public Art.”

The panel will delve into the history of authorship and poetry as a public art form. The event is free and open to the public, with a reception at 5:30 p.m. and lecture from 6 to 7 p.m.

As part of the Typewriter Project, attendees are invited to participate in a collaborative composition of public poetry from Jan. 17 through Feb. 16. The public may participate at One of three locations. The Typewriter Project installation will be at the Museum of Commerce on Jan. 17. It will then be at the Main Branch of the West Florida Public Library, located at 239 N. Spring St., from Jan. 18 through Jan. 26. From Jan. 26 through Feb. 16, the installation will be at the John C. Pace Library on the UWF Pensacola campus through Feb. 16.

The 2017-18 Experience UWF Downtown Lecture Series promotes the value of liberal arts in contemporary life by showcasing outstanding UWF faculty and scholars of national prominence, who illustrate the essential role of the liberal arts in building and sustaining contemporary culture.

For more information on the Typewriter Project, visit subconsciousofthecity.com.

For the full series schedule and more information on the Experience UWF Downtown Lecture Series, visit uwf.edu/downtownlectures.

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