NEW DATE: Wordsmiths Reading Series Presents 'Four Voices/Four Visions’
Public is invited to hear poets Barbara Crooker, Lavinia Kumar, A. Aaron Levine and Carly Volpe Wednesday, March 21 at Newtown (postponed from March 7)
Bucks County Community College, whose Wordsmiths Reading Series brings critically acclaimed authors to Newtown, invites the public to “Four Voices/Four Visions” Wednesday, March 21 (postponed from March 7).
The reading, which takes place at 7:30 p.m. in the Gallagher Room of the Rollins Center, features Barbara Crooker, Lavinia Kumar, A. Aaron Levine, and Carly Volpe.
Crooker, a 1997 Grammy Awards finalist and winner of the 2009 Patterson Award for Literary Excellence, is the author of Radiance, Line Dance, Gold, More, Small Rain, and Selected Poems, among other books. Crooker has read from her works in the Poetry at Noon series at the Library of Congress, and her poetry has been read on the BBC, the Australian Broadcasting Company, and American Public Media’s podcast The Writer’s Almanac.
Kumar’s latest writing is about her Irish family. Her books include The Celtic Fisherman’s Wife: A Druid Life, and The Skin and Under. Chapbooks include Let There be Color and Rivers of Saris. Her poetry has also appeared in several U.S. and U.K. publications.
Volpe, a Bucks County native, works at a nonprofit organization that provides direct services to adults with intellectual disabilities. She is the 2010 winner of Bucks County Community College’s Stan Heim poetry award, and has been runner up in the Main Street Poetry competition and finalist for Bucks County Poet Laureate. Her first book Until the Roof Lifted Off will be published soon.
Joining Crooker, Kumar and Volpe will be Levine, reading from his original poetry.
The Gallagher Room, where the free reading takes place, is located adjacent to the dining area on the second floor of the Rollins Center on campus at 275 Swamp Rd., Newtown, Pa. There is ample free parking available.
The Wordsmiths Reading Series continues Friday, April 13, with critically acclaimed author Brenda Hilman along with Elizabeth Austin in the Zlock Performing Arts Center on campus. It concludes Thursday, May 3, with the Pamela & Herb Perkins-Frederick Memorial Reading, featuring poets Margaret Holley and Barbara Daniels in the Orangery building.
“Four voices/Four Visions” and the Wordsmiths Reading Series are part of Bucks Live!, innovative programs to inform, inspire, and enrich the life of grater Bucks County, sponsored by the Bucks County Community College Cultural Affairs Committee. To learn more, contact Dr. Christopher Bursk at Chris.Bursk@bucks.edu or 215-968-8156 or visit www.bucks.edu/cultural.