Poetry, fiction reading set for April 10

Shippensburg University will present “Three Rising Voices,” a reading of poetry and fiction, April 10.

Poetry417The reading, at 6:30 p.m. in Old Main Chapel, is free and open to the public. Sponsors of the program are the The Reflector, the English department, the College of Arts and Sciences, the Creative Writing Committee and the Women’s Center.

The three participants are Catherine Zobal Dent, Lisa Graley and Hilary Plum.

Dent is a fiction writer, literary magazine editor and advisor, and professor of creative writing at the Writers Institute of Susquehanna University. Her debut collection, Unfinished Stories of Girls, was recently published, and her stories have been published in the Harvard Review, North American Review, Crab Orchard Review, PANK and elsewhere.

Graley is an assistant professor of English and humanities at The University of Louisiana at Lafayette where she coordinates the interdisciplinary humanities program. Her recent book, Box of Blue Horses, won the 2012 Gival Press Poetry Contest. Her works have also appeared in Glimmer Train Stories, Water~Stone Review and The McNeese Review. The Louisiana Board of Regents awarded her an Awards to Louisiana Artists and Scholars sabbatical in 2009-10 for her work in fiction.

Plum is author of the novel They Dragged Them Through the Streets. She is co-director of Clockroot Books, an imprint for international literature, and serves as contributing and book-review editor with the Kenyon Review. She also co-edits Rescue Press’s Open Prose series with Zachary Savich, assistant professor of English at Shippensburg University. Her recent work have appeared in Western Humanities Review, Pleiades, LIT, the Massachusetts Review and elsewhere.

For more information, contact Professor Neil Connelly at noconnelly@ship.edu