GW Arts Initiative Program: Poetry Reading: The Best Dressed Girl in School“I could make you the best dressed girl in school,” my mother said, “but I won’t.” GW Professor of
English Jane Shore grew up in the apartment over Corduroy Village, her parents’ dress store in North Bergen, New Jersey. She will read poems from among her seven books of poetry, two of which are coming-of-age autobiographical novellas in verse about 1950s and 60s urban Jewish New Jersey. From when she was a young girl sleeping over the rows of dresses in her parent’s store, to taking her own daughter to shop at Urban Outfitters, clothing has always been at the metaphorical center of Shore’s life.
GW Arts Initiative Programs explore topics related to art, history, and culture, and connect GW faculty, students, and the public. A collaboration with GW arts and humanities faculty. Free; no reservations required.
Wednesday, September 9, 2015
The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum
701 21st Street, NW