FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: Oct. 16, 2012
CONTACT: Michael G. Cornelius, Chair, Department of English and Mass Communications
Phone: 717-264-4141, Ext. 3308
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — Ryan Teitman will read from his book, Litany for the City, as part of the annual Writers Series at Wilson College. The reading, which is free and open to the public, will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, in Laird Hall’s Patterson Lounge. Refreshments will be served.
An award-winning newspaper reporter in Philadelphia, Teitman was selected by Jane Hirshfield for the A. Poulin Jr. Poetry Prize. His poems have appeared in Ninth Letter, Sycamore Review, the Southern Review and other journals. He was previously a Wallace Stegner Fellow in poetry at Stanford University and is currently the Emerging Writer Lecturer at Gettysburg College.
Teitman has a master’s degree in English and a Master of Fine Arts degree in creative writing from Indiana University.
The reading, which is hosted by the Wilson College Department of English and Mass Communications, is a must for any lover of words or anyone thinking about further studies in creative writing, or considering publishing their own work, according to Dr. Michael G. Cornelius, chair of the department.
Founded in 1869, Wilson College is a liberal arts college dedicated to the education of women. Affiliated with the Presbyterian Church and located in Chambersburg, Pa. Wilson offers bachelor’s degrees in 30 areas and master’s degrees in education and the humanities. The college’s 2011-12 enrollment in the College for Women and the Adult Degree Programs is 746 and includes 21 students from 10 foreign countries.
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