The next Diverse Voices in the Classroom presentation, “An Afternoon with Mark Doty, Author of Heaven’s Coast,” will be held from 2:45 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4, in the third-floor lounge, Murray-Herrick Campus Center.

Panelists John Hershey, University Relations; Jodi Kiely, a student; and Dr. Corrine Patton, Theology Department, briefly will reflect on the question, “In what way does Heaven’s Coast contribute to an understanding of and appreciation for diversity?” Mark Doty will respond briefly. The major portion of the session will be open to questions and comments from the floor.

Heaven’s Coast, a memoir of loss and mourning by the internationally acclaimed poet Doty, was chosen by the UST English Department for its 1999 common text in English 111 and 190.

Like all common texts since 1990, Heaven’s Coast was selected because of its literary excellence and the opportunity it affords students to examine issues related to the topic of diversity.

A reception begins at 2:45 p.m. and the discussion starts at 3.

Registration deadline is tomorrow. You should have received in the mail a blue flier with a registration form. If you did not receive one, call (651) 962-6020. A subsidized copy of Heaven’s Coast is available for $5. Make check out to Faculty Development.