Paul Simon Has the Flu

Lynne points to this note on Emory’s website

The highly anticipated Richard Ellmann Lectures in Modern Literature by Paul Simon, set for Feb. 10-12 at Emory University, have been postponed due to illness. Simon’s representatives report he has the flu.

Emory anticipates being able to reschedule the lectures at a later time, to be announced. People interested in attending the Ellmann Lectures will have to re-register for complimentary tickets when the new dates are announced. Owing to scheduling uncertainties at this time, existing tickets will not be honored for the new dates.

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Emory Releases Details of Paul Simon Lectures; Plus How to Get Tickets

Michelle sends along this Emory release…

Paul Simon delivers the 12th Richard Ellmann Lectures

During his distinguished career, Paul Simon has been the recipient of many honors and awards, including 12 Grammy Awards, three of which were for the album of the year (Bridge over Troubled Water, Still Crazy after All These Years, and Graceland). In 2003 he received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award for his work as half of the duo Simon & Garfunkel. Simon is a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame. He has been inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame both as a member of Simon & Garfunkel and as a solo artist. Simon was named one of Time magazine’s “100 People Who Shape Our World” in 2006.
Paul Simon will deliver the 12th Richard Ellmann Lectures on February 10-12, 2013. He will present four public events, including two original lectures, a public conversation with former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins, and a music performance. All events are free and open to the public.
Tickets will be available beginning Monday, December 3 from the Arts at Emory Box Office. There is no waiting list for tickets before this date. If you would like to receive a reminder email on December 1 about ticket availability, please submit your information here.

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Emory Margaret Atwood Tickets Now Available – Free!

Wanna attend one or more of the upcoming Margaret Atwood lectures at Emory?  Here’s all the info you need from Emory’s website

Tickets to hear lectures by celebrated author Margaret Atwood, who will deliver the Richard Ellmann Lectures in Modern Literature Oct. 24-26, are now available.

Tickets are free, but required, to attend any of the events in the lecture series during Atwood’s visit. Tickets must be picked up from the Arts at Emory Box Office in the Schwartz Center, 1700 N. Decatur Rd. Tickets are limited to two per person per event. For more information about tickets, call the box office at 404.727.5050.

The Canadian scholar and author of “The Handmaid’s Tale” (1985) and other notable works will present three original lectures for the Ellmann series.

The first lecture, “Flying Rabbits” will be Oct. 24, at 4 p.m. The second, “Burning Bushes,” is set for Oct. 25, at 8:15 p.m. The third, “Dire Cartographies,” on Oct. 26, at 4 p.m., concludes with a book reading and signing at 8:15 p.m.

All the Ellmann events will be held in Glenn Memorial Auditorium, 1652 N.Decatur Rd.