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Thursday, February 07, 2013by millie.lange

Natasha Trethewey, the nation's poet laureate and a powerful writer on American history and race, will deliver a public reading Thursday, February 7 at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. The Pulitzer Prize-winning poet will sign copies of her books and read a selection of poems beginning at 6:30pm in the museum's Union Theater.

Afterward, Trethewey will speak at a private dinner. Tickets are $50 each and include a signed copy of her latest book, "Thrall." The public reading is free but reservations are required. To reserve seats or to buy tickets to the dinner, visit and click on "Special Event Tickets."