For Immediate Release: September 17, 2012
Contact: Annette Barnette
Public Relations & Marketing Director
Glenville State College
Glenville, WV – Widely-published and award-winning poet Andrea Hollander Budy will be visiting Glenville State College on Wednesday, October 3rd and Thursday, October 4th. On Wednesday, she will be reading selections of her poetry in the GSC Mollohan Campus Community Center (MCCC) Multipurpose Room 315 at 3:00 p.m. On Thursday, she will be conducting a writing workshop entitled ‘Writing From Life,’ in the GSC MCCC Presidents Conference Room 319 at 9:00 a.m. Beginner writers are welcome to attend.
“I’m pleased that we’re hosting such a prominent and gifted writer as Andrea Hollander Budy. I think anyone who is interested in poetry or contemporary literature will benefit from attending her reading. She will also offer anyone interested the rare opportunity to work firsthand with an experienced writer in her creative writing workshop,” said GSC Associate Professor of English Dr. Jonathan Minton.
Budy is the editor of When She Named Fire: An Anthology of Contemporary Poetry by American Women and the author of four full-length poetry collections: Landscape with Female Figure: New & Selected Poems, 1982 – 2012 (to be released next summer); Woman in the Painting; The Other Life; and House Without a Dreamer, which won the Nicholas Roerich Poetry Prize.
Her poems and essays have appeared in numerous anthologies, college textbooks, and literary journals. Budy has been featured at writers’ conferences and festivals around the United States as well as in England and France. Budy splits her time between Portland, Oregon and Batesville, Arkansas where, since 1991, she has been the Writer-in-Residence at Lyon College, which awarded her the Lamar Williamson Prize for Excellence in Teaching. More information about her can be found at www.andreahollanderbudy.com.
Both GSC events are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Minton at Jonathan.Minton@glenville.edu or (304) 462-6322.