Malone University Writing Series presents award winning author Pattiann Rogers October 10-11
September 27, 2013 | Release # 6723
The Malone University Department of Language and Literature – Creative Writing Series will present the Second Annual William Stafford Reading on Thursday, October 10 at 7 p.m. in room 106 of the Johnson Center for Worship and the Fine Arts, located at 2600 Cleveland Avenue N.W. in Canton.
The program is free and open to the public.
Guest speaker is Pattiann Rogers, award-winning author of 15 books, most recently Holy Heathen Rhapsody (2013) as well as Firekeeper: Selected Poems and The Grand Array: Writings on Nature, Science, and Spirit. Rogers' Thursday presentation will be "The Poetry of Earth and Stars."
Pattiann Rogers will also speak Friday, October 11 at 10 a.m. in the Fred F. Silk Auditorium of Mitchell Hall located on the Canton campus. Her Friday presentation will be "Poetry Under the Open Sky."
Pattiann Rogers has served as poet in residence at the Milwaukee County Zoo and participated in creating outdoor poetry installations along hiking trails. This presentation – also free and open to the public -- explores the intersection of poetry and language with public and wild spaces.
Pattiann Rogers has published Holy Heathen Rhapsody, from Penguin, forthcoming in the fall, 2013, The Grand Array: Writings on Nature, Science, and Spirit (Trinity University Press, 2010) and Wayfare (Penguin, 2008). Rogers is the recipient of two NEA Grants, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a Literary Award in Poetry from the Lannan Foundation. Among other awards, her poems have received five Pushcart Prizes, two appearances in Best American Poetry, five appearances in Best Spiritual Writing. She has taught as a visiting writer at several universities, including Arkansas, Montana, and Texas, Washington University and Pacific University. Her papers are archived in the Sowell Family Collection of Literature, Community, and the Natural World at Texas Tech University. She is the mother of two sons and has three grandsons. She lives with her husband, a retired geophysicist, in Colorado.
The William Stafford Reading honors the legacy of poet William Stafford, whose Quaker roots informed a deep appreciation for the sacred, interdependent work of conscience and art as well as his commitment to a life of peace. The series invites to Malone acclaimed writers who, like Stafford, explore ideas of consequence through the passion of conviction—concerns ranging from poetics to teaching, nature and place to the nature of justice, from the joys of private experience to our shared burden of discovering "this dream the world is having about itself."
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 has been recognized by the prestigious Templeton Foundation as a leader in character development, as one of Northeast Ohio’s Top Workplaces by the Cleveland Plain Dealer, 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 2014,has been awarded the designation Military Friendly School by Victory Media, and is named to AffordableCollegesOnline (ACO)’s Best Lifetime Return on Investment list for the State of Ohio.
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