Poetry reading to take place April 8

GETTYSBURG, Pa. - A poetry reading will take place April 8 at Gettysburg College.

The 8 p.m. reading will take place in Pennsylvania Hall's third-floor Lyceum. Nance Van Winckel will read from her most recent work, "No Starling," which discusses political and spiritual responsibility within the context of the current political climate of the world.

Van Winckel has an M.A. in creative writing from the University of Denver. Her works include "Bad Girl," "The Dirt" and "After a Spell," which received the Washington State Governor's Award for Poetry and Beside Ourselves. She has received two National Endowment for the Arts Poetry Fellowships, a Pushcart Prize, Poetry's Friends of Literature Award, Prairie Schooner's 2007 Edward Stanley Award, two Washington State Artist Trust Awards, The Midland Authors Award and awards from the Poetry Society of America. Van Winckel has taught in the writing program at Eastern Washington University since 1990 and served as editor of the literary journal "Willow Springs" from 1990 until 1996. She has also taught in Vermont College of the Arts' low-residency MFA program since 1999. She is currently the Stadler Poet in Residence at Bucknell University.

Gettysburg College is a highly selective four-year residential college of liberal arts and sciences with approximately 2,600 students. It is located on a 200-acre campus adjacent to Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania. The college was founded in 1832.

By: Justin Brower, class of 2010

Posted: Fri, 27 Mar 2009

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