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Necessary Voices is the University of Bridgeport’s dynamic Arts and Ideas Lecture Series, designed to spark University-wide discussion about writing, the humanities, and the arts.

Since its inception in 2010, Necessary Voices has sponsored writers, poets, filmmakers, and commentators, including:

  • Connecticut poet laureates Dick Allen and Marilyn Nelson
  • Authors Eric D. Lehman, Steve Kemper, and Anne Farrow
  • Historian Christopher Collier
  • Critics Wendy Harding and Wilson Kimnach

Our Mission: to promote the primacy of the life of the mind in American higher education.

Necessary Voices occurs monthly at 4:30 p.m. in UB’s Arnold Bernhard Center Gallery, 84 Iranistan Avenue. Sponsored by the English Department, it is free and open to the public. See the sidebar for upcoming events.

 

Recent Necessary Voices Lectures

Dr. Aaron Perkus: Rethinking the Monster

Sarah Begley, Time Books Editor: Dear Reader

Dr. Afrah Richmond: Confronting Charlottesville

Dr. Khalilah L. Brown-Dean: A Letter to the Free

Emily Larned: Publishing as Socially Engaged Art