Willimantic, CT – Lesléa Newman, author of 60 books, will speak at Eastern Connecticut State University’s University Hour Series from 3-4 p.m. on Nov. 7 in the Student Center Theatre. The public is invited. Admission is free.
Newman will use poetry, photographs and creative visualization to explore the impact of Matthew Shepard’s murder on the world. In 1998, Shepard was kidnapped, robbed, beaten and murdered in Laramie, WY, because of his sexual orientation.
Lesléa Newman’s forthcoming book, “October Mourning: A Song for Matthew Shepard,” explores the impact of Shepard’s murder in 68 poems.
Eastern Connecticut State University is part of the Connecticut State University (CSU) system and is the state’s public liberal arts university. Eastern serves more than 5,600 students each year on its Willimantic campus.