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6220-Malone University Writers Series Welcomes Jane Piirto

#6220|November 4, 2011

The Malone University Writers Series continues with author Jane Piirto, Ph.D., Thursday, November 17 at 4:30 p.m. in Cattell Library on the campus located at 2600 Cleveland Avenue N.W. in Canton. Piirto will address her work in the psychology of creativity as well as give a reading from her poetry and prose. The program is free and open to the public.

jane piirto

Jane Piirto is the author of 20 books. Among these are The Three-Week Trance Diet (novel); Saunas (poetry); A Location in the Upper Peninsula (collected poems, stories, essays); The Arrest (novel); Labyrinth (Novella); Understanding Creativity; "My Teeming Brain": Understanding Creative Writer; Understanding Those Who Create (two editions); Talented Children and Adults: Their Development and Education (3 editions); Luovuus. Poetry chapbooks are mamamama, Postcards from the Upper Peninsula, Between the Memory and the Experience, Writing India Schools, Young Mather in Ishpeming, Sleeping With Strangers, and Journeys to Sacred Places./Places Sacred. She is Trustees' Distinguished Professor at Ashland University. She is the recipient of the Mensa Education and Research Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award, and the National Association for Gifted Children Distinguished Scholar Award. She has published many articles in peer-reviewed journals, and is on the editorial board of several scholarly journals. She has received an honorary doctor of humane letters from Northern Michigan University, her undergraduate alma mater. She has been a member of the board of directors of the National Association for Gifted Children, and was the recipient of a Distinguished Achievement Award from the Ohio Association for Gifted Children.

Malone University, a Christian university for the arts, sciences, and professions in the liberal arts tradition, affiliated with the Evangelical Friends Church, awards both undergraduate and graduate degrees in more than 100 academic programs. Malone is recognized by the prestigious Templeton Foundation as a leader in character development, named an NAIA Champions of Character Five Star Award winner, and is ranked among the top colleges and universities in the Midwest under the category Regional Universities according to U.S.News & World Report's America's Best Colleges 2011.


Suzanne Thomas, APR
Director of University Relations
Malone University
2600 Cleveland Avenue N.W., Canton, OH, 44709
Phone: 330-471-8239
Cell: 330-324-2424

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