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Poets D.O. Moore and Chris Christopher to Read at Wilson College April 14

Posted: April 6, 2010

4/6/2010 Two poets, D.O. Moore and Chris Christopher, will visit Wilson College on Wednesday, April 14, as part of the college’s annual Writers Series.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: April 6, 2010
CONTACT: Michael Cornelius, Department of English
Phone: 717-264-4141, Ext. 3308
Email: mcornelius@wilson.edu

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. – Two poets, D.O. Moore and Chris Christopher, will visit Wilson College on Wednesday, April 14, as part of the college’s annual Writers Series. They will read some of their works at 8 p.m. in Sarah’s Coffeehouse, on the lower level of Lenfest Commons. The readings will be followed by a reception, both of which are free and open to the public.

D.O. Moore is a poet and translator living in University Park, Maryland. His poetry has appeared in a variety of publications, such as The Literary Review, Fugue, Confrontation, Barrow Street, Elixir, American Poetry Journal and Beloit Poetry Journal. Moore’s poetry seeks to explore the inner secrets of the self through a close examination of the exterior world that self inhabits.

Christopher lives in Washington, D.C., where he works for the federal government. In 1994, he was among the first to receive a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Creative Writing Workshop at the University of New Orleans. His thesis was a book of poetry entitled Navigating by Touch. His poetry has appeared in a number of journals, among them the New Orleans Review, Ellipsis, Filibustier and Poet. He won several prizes from the Deep South Writers and Artists Conference and other competitions.
Christopher has a bachelor’s degree in drama from the University of New Orleans. A former Navy captain, he spent 20 years in the newspaper business and during his career in journalism, won numerous awards from the Louisiana Press Association, Louisiana Sportswriters Association and other media organizations. His daughter, Zoe, is a Wilson College graduate.

Each semester as part of its Writers Series, the Wilson College Department of English and Mass Communications sponsors two poets, prose writers or creative non-fiction authors to visit campus and present readings of their latest works.

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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 a master’s degree in education. The college’s 2009-10 enrollment in both the College for Women and the Adult Degree Programs is 838 and includes students from 20 states and 18 foreign countries. Wilson is committed to environmental sustainability and to preparing leaders who will serve their communities and professions effectively.

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