Poets Gerry LaFemina and Lorraine Henrie Lins to Share Their Works
Both will kick off the fall Wordsmiths Reading Series Friday, September 28 in the Orangery on the Newtown campus
Bucks County Community College, which brings critically acclaimed authors to Newtown through its Wordsmiths Reading Series, invites the public to hear poets Gerry LaFemina and Lorraine Henrie Lins read from their works at 7:30 p.m. Friday, September 28.
LaFemina is the author of 14 books of poetry, mostly recently Little Heretic and The Story of Ash. He is an associate professor of English at Frostburg State University in Frostburg, Md., where he directs its Center for Creative Writing. A graduate of Sarah Lawrence College, LaFemina holds an MFA in poetry and an MA in literature from Western Michigan University.
Lins, author of 100 Tipton and three other books of poetry, was the 2010 Bucks County Poet Laureate. She currently serves as director of new and emerging poets with Tekpoet. Lins' poems have appeared in numerous publications, online journals and collections. Born and raised in Central New Jersey, the self-professed Jersey Girl now resides outside of Philadelphia with her family and several dogs (and has learned to pump her own gas).
The reading, which is free and open to the public, takes place in the Orangery building on the campus at 275 Swamp Road, Newtown, Pa., 18940. There is ample free parking.
The series continues Friday, October 26, with “Four Voices, Four Visions,” featuring emerging poets Jo Freehand, Lavinia Kumar, Aaron Levine and Carly Volpe. Other dates are Sunday, November 28, for the debut of the 2018 Bucks County Poet Laureate; and Thursday, December 6, with Jonas Zydanys, Katia Mitova, and Patrica Goodrich.
The Wordsmiths Reading Series is 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.