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Wilson Writers Series Features Six Poets Discussing 'The Business of Poetry'

Posted: March 16, 2012

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. – Six poets will share their work and talk about the state of creative writing today as part of the annual Writers Series at Wilson College. The reading, which is free and open to the public, will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, in Laird Hall’s Patterson Lounge. Refreshments will be served.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE:
March 16, 2012
CONTACT: Michael Cornelius, Chair, Department of English and Mass Communications
Phone: 717-264-4141, Ext. 3308
Email: michael.cornelius@wilson.edu

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. – Six poets will share their work and talk about the state of creative writing today as part of the annual Writers Series at Wilson College. The reading, which is free and open to the public, will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, in Laird Hall’s Patterson Lounge. Refreshments will be served.

The event, 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 student in creative writing, or considering publishing their own work, according to Dr. Michael Cornelius, chair of the department.

The following poets will read some of their works and speak:

  • John R. O. Gery, research professor of English, Seraphia D. Leyda Teaching Fellow and director of the Ezra Pound Center for Literature, Department of English, University of New Orleans (UNO).
  • Shelley Puhak, Writer-in-Residence at the College of Notre Dame of Maryland in Baltimore.
  • Christine Salvatore, who teaches literature and creative writing at Rosemont College, Richard Stockton College of New Jersey and Egg Harbor Township High School.
  • Daniel Ellis, assistant professor, director of composition and director of the Plassmann Writing Center at St. Bonaventure University.
  • Diane Vance, who works in counseling in the national Capitol region.
  • Chris Christopher, who works in Navy Public Affairs in the national Capitol region.

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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 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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Last Updated: March 16, 2012