Distinguished poet: Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Jorie Graham, described by the U.S. Poetry Foundation as "perhaps the most celebrated poet of the American postwar generation,'' gives a reading at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the auditorium of the Patel Center for Global Solutions on the University of South Florida campus. Graham, the Boylston Professor of Poetry at Harvard, also will present awards to the winners of the Humanities Institute's "Florida 2013" poetry competition, in which high school and USF poets will be recognized. A wine-and-cheese reception and book signing will follow. Graham speaks again at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Marshall Student Center, Room 2708, discussing "Why Poetry Matters.'' A reception will follow. Both events are free. For more information and parking details, call Liz Kicak at (813)-974-3657, or e-mail her at [email protected]
Concussions and athletes: Attend a seminar on the dangers of head injuries and concussions from 2 to 4 p.m. April 6 at the All People's Life Center, 6105 E Sligh Ave. Dr. Barbara Morris from the University of South Florida Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine will conduct the seminar. Parents, young athletes and coaches of youth sports are urged to attend the free seminar. Please RSVP at [email protected] For more information, call (813) 612-7934.
Woman's club: The Lutz-Land O'Lakes Woman's Club meets for crafts and fellowship at 9:30 a.m. April 11 at the Lutz Community Center. (The club also will have a general business meeting at 9:30 a.m. April 25 at the community center.) The service organization welcomes new members 18 years old and older. For information, call Cathy at (813) 961-7038 or go to gfwclutz landolakeswomensclub.org.