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Levis Reading Prize Night



Grace Street Theater
934 West Grace Street, Richmond, VA 23284


Roger Reeves, winner of the 2014 Levis Reading Prize for King Me, reads from his book and then participates in a question-and-answer session with the audience. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The event will be followed by a book sale and signing.

The event is free and open to the public. Parking is available for a fee in the West Broad StreetWest Main Street, and West Cary Street parking decks. If special accommodations are needed, or to register offline, please call Gregory Kimbrell, membership and events coordinator, at (804) 828-0593 prior to Oct. 3.


The events is sponsored by the VCU Department of English, VCU Libraries, the VCU Honors College, Barnes & Noble @ VCU Bookstore and the VCU College of Humanities and Sciences, with additional funding provided by the family of Larry Levis.

About the Prize

To read more about the prize, see the VCU Department of English Website.

About the Author

Poems by Roger Reeves have appeared in Best American Poetry, Poetry, Ploughshares, American Poetry Review, Boston ReviewTin House and the 2014 edition of The Pushcart Prize. Copper Canyon Press published King Me, his first book of poems, in 2013. He has been awarded a 2014–2015 Hodder Fellowship from Princeton University, a 2013 National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship and a 2008 Ruth Lilly Fellowship. Reeves is an assistant professor in the Department of English at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Image: Roger Reeves, by Rachel Eliza Griffiths/King Me book cover


VCU Libraries

James Branch Cabell Library Monroe Park Campus
901 Park Ave., Box 842033
Richmond, VA 23284-2033
Toll-free: (844) 352-7399
(804) 828-1111
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Tompkins-McCaw Library MCV Campus
509 N. 12th St., Box 980582
Richmond, VA 23298-0582
Toll-free: (844) 352-7399
(804) 828-0636

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