Beck lecture series sponsors poetry reading by GLCA poetry prize winner
Date of Event: February 9, 2010
Posted: February 1, 2010
The 2009 Great Lakes Colleges Association New Writer’s Poetry Prize winner, Aracelis Girmay, will read her latest work, “Teeth,” at 8 p.m., on Monday, Feb. 8, in Denison University’s Barney-Davis Board Room (200 West Loop). Sponsored by the Beck Lecture Series, the reading is free and open to the public.
Girmay’s award-winning work draws from her Eritrean, Puerto Rican and African-American multicultural heritage, while delving into issues of love, war, defiance and hope. A Cave Canem Fellow and recipient of grants from the Toor Cummings Center and the Watson Foundation, Girmay writes essays and fiction in addition to her poetry. Her writing has appeared in numerous journals and magazines, including: Ploughshares, Bellevue Literary Review, Indiana Review, Callaloo, and MiPOesias.
CALENDER LISTING: Denison University, Granville — Beck Lecture Series: A reading by GLCA Poetry Prize winner Aracelis Girmay at 8 p.m., on Mon., Feb. 8, in the Barney-Davis Board Room (200 West Loop). Free and open to the public. For more information, contact 740-587-6207 or visit www.denison.edu.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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