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Emilie M. Townes

Dean Townes' insights from September's E-Newsletter, Spire

Dear alumni/ae and friends,

One of my favorite parts of the new school year is the opportunity to engage with so many noted scholars, writers, artists and others who come to the Divinity School to inspire and often challenge us in our personal and spiritual journeys.

I hope that you will be able to join us for many of these talks, especially the ones by Nikky Finney, our 2015 Cole Lecturer. Finney, whose Head Off & Split won the National Book Award for poetry in 2011, grew up in South Carolina during the civil rights and black arts movements. She returned to her home state in 2013 to be the John H. Bennett Jr. Chair in Southern Letters and Literature at the University of South Carolina. 

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