Author to discuss
Emily Dickinson March 5
Despina L. Crist,
author of “Emily Dickinson: Goddess of the Volcano,” will discuss her book at
3:30 p.m. March 5 at Shippensburg University.
including a book signing, is open to the public and is in room 106 of Ezra Lehman Memorial Library. A display of selected books
about or by Dickinson from the library collections will go on display in the
library lower level Feb. 25.
Crist, whose book
is a biographical novel, will talk about Dickinson’s experiences, passions, and
creative development. Crist was born in Greece and after high school she
realized that to fulfill her potential she had to go to the United States. She earned
her bachelor's degree in English and education at Morris Harvey College.
She is the author of critical works, short
stories and two novels, including Nostos
and the novel she will discuss in her presentation. She previously lived in
Carlisle and now lives in Pittsfield, Mass.