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August 11, 2009 (209) 381-6470

 

THREE POETS WILL READ AT MERCED COLLEGE

Merced College’s Friends of the Library will host a poetry reading on Sunday, Aug. 23 beginning at 3:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend this free event. The reading, titled "Poets 3," will be held in the Wendell Olson Forum on the second floor of the Learning Resources Center.

"This is the first in a series of readings that will be sponsored by the Friends of the Library during the coming year," said Dr. Susan Walsh, director of the Learning Resources Center.

The event will begin with a reception, refreshments and a short musical presentation by pianist Norman Davis. The poets will read from 4-5 p.m.

The poets are Jennifer Lagier, Linda Scheller, and Robin Shepard, Dr. Walsh said.

Lagier’s poems have appeared in a variety of journals, anthologies, and e-zines throughout the U.S. and Italy. Her five books are Coyote Dream Cantos (Iota Press, 1992), Where We Grew Up (Small Poetry Press, 1999), Second-Class Citizen (Voices in Italian Americana Folio Series, 2000), The Mangia Syndrome (Pudding House Publications, 2004), and Fishing for Portents (Pudding House Publications, 2008). She is the Dean of the Distance Learning program at Hartnell College in Salinas.

Scheller resides near Newman in Stanislaus County where she teaches elementary school. Her writing has appeared in numerous publications including Notre Dame Review, Poetry East, Seattle Review, Aethlon, and The Ledge.

Shepard earned his Master’s in Fine Arts degree in Writing from Vermont College. His work has appeared in the New York Quarterly, New Verse News, Hardpan and other journals. He is the director of Institutional Advancement at Merced College.

For more information, call the Merced College Office of Public Affairs at (209) 381-6471.

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