Reading Series Coming to Glenville State College

Students of Glenville State College frequently have the opportunity to experience interesting events as part of campus activities, however; it is not every day that students have the opportunity to hear a poet read their own poetry in a live setting. As a part of the Department of Language and Literature reading series, students will have multiple opportunities throughout the semester to listen as a variety of writers share their work. These writers will cover a range of individuals from students to professional writers. In addition to the students and professionals, select professors will also be sharing their work.

Sandra simonds will perform a reading at Glenville State College on September

Poet Sandra Simonds

The first of these events to take place will occur this Friday September 13 at 3:30 p.m. in room 315 of the Mollohan Center. This event will feature Glenville State College Professor Jonathan Minton and special guest reader Sandra Simonds. Simonds, a native of Los Angeles, California, is a very accomplished poet. She has had multiple books of poetry published, some of these works include, Warsaw Bikini and Mother Was a Tragic Girl. In addition to being an accomplished poet, Simonds is also an assistant professor of English and Humanities at Thomas University in Thomasville, Georgia. Simonds will be sharing selections from her various works with the audience Friday evening. This is an excellent opportunity to hear from a successful poet and to enjoy an evening of excellent poetry.

The Department of Language and Literature also has a series of other readings and events planned over the course of the semester. One of the most exciting aspects of the planned series is the opportunity for local and student writers to be able to perform their works. This provides the audience with a great perspective as to what is happening in the local literary scene.

In addition to local individuals, the series plans to welcome West Virginia Writer Scott McClanahan. McClanahan is a published writer whose works have been discussed in The Washington Post. The date for the Scott McClanahan reading will be posted at a later time.

Come out this Friday at 3:30 p.m. for a relaxing evening of poetry. Check back frequently for more information about the literary series or contact

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