U.VA. MEDIA ADVISORY: Garden Week Event at U.Va. To Feature Spencer Collection

April 15, 2011 — The University of Virginia Library will host a Garden Week event at 2 p.m. on Tuesday featuring the poetry and papers of Harlem Renaissance poet and Lynchburg resident Anne Spencer (1882-1975). The event is free and open to the public.

Shaun Spencer-Hester, Spencer's granddaughter and director of the Anne Spencer House and Garden Museum, will talk about her grandmother's poetry and famous garden at 2 p.m. in the auditorium of the Harrison Institute/Small Special Collections Library on U.Va.'s Central Grounds.

The talk will also include items drawn from the Anne Spencer Papers collection housed at the Special Collections Library, as well as selections from the museum. The event may appeal to those interested in Virginia gardens, African-American history, poetry and Lynchburg.

Spencer-Hester will also be available for interviews. Contact Sara Lee Barnes at 434-243-8656 or slb2m@virginia.edu for scheduling.

Media Contact

Charlotte Morford

Assistant Vice President for Advancement Communications