BOONE—Tim Earley and Megan Kaminski will speak April 23 in the final presentation of the spring Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series at Appalachian State University.
Early and Kaminski will present a 2 p.m. craft talk in Plemmons Student Union’s Table Rock Room and read from their works at 7:30 p.m. in Table Rock Room.
Their presentations are free and open to the public.
Earley is the author of three full-length collections: “Poems Descriptive of Rural Life and Scenery” (Horse Less Press, 2014), “The Spooking of Mavens” (Cracked Slab Books, 2010) and “Boondoggle” (Main Street Rag, 2005), along with a limited edition chapbook, “Catfish Poems” (Delete Press, 2013). His work has appeared in The Ecopoetry Anthology, Chicago Review, Colorado Review, jubilat, Cannibal, Bestoned: The New Metaphysick, Conduit and other publications.
He teaches at the University of Mississippi and the Fine Arts Work Center’s Online Writing Program, 24PearlStreet.
Kaminski’s first book of poetry is “Desiring Map” (Coconut Books, 2012). She is also the author of seven chapbooks, most recently “Wintering Prairie” (Dusie Kollektiv, 2014), “This Place” (Dusie Kollektiv, 2013) and “Gemology” (Little Red Leaves Textile Series, 2012). Her current work, “Deep City,” explores the body and the city as architectures in crisis.
Kaminski teaches creative writing and literature at the University of Kansas, where she directs the undergraduate reading series and is the faculty sponsor for The Siren, a national journal of student writing. She also curates the Taproom Poetry Series in downtown Lawrence, Kansas.
The Visiting Writers Series is named in honor of Hughlene Bostian Frank (class of 1968), 2013 Appalachian Alumni Association Outstanding Service award recipient, past trustee, and generous supporter of Appalachian State University.
For more information about the series, visit the series’ Facebook page or email VWS@appstate.edu. To receive Appalachian’s “This Week in the Arts” announcements by email, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parking is free on campus after 5 p.m. We recommend the Library Parking Deck on College Street (from King Street, turn down College Street at the First Baptist Church), which opens to the public at 5:30 p.m. To reach the student union, cross College Street and follow the walkway between the chiller plant and the University Bookstore, passing the Post Office and entering the Student Union on the second floor.
For further parking information or a map, visit http://parking.appstate.edu or call the Parking and Traffic Office at 828-262-2878.
The Visiting Writers Series 2014-2015 season is supported by the Appalachian State University Foundation, Appalachian’s Office of Academic Affairs, the College of Arts and Sciences, the Department of English, the Summer Reading Program, the University Bookstore, Belk Library and the Appalachian Journal.
Business sponsors are The Gideon Ridge Inn and The Red Onion Restaurant. Community sponsors include John and the late Margie Idol, Paul and Judy Tobin, Alice Naylor, Thomas McLaughlin and The High Country Writers.
About Appalachian State University
As the premier, public undergraduate institution in the state of North Carolina, Appalachian State University prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The Appalachian Experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and to embrace diversity and difference. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Appalachian is one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina System. Appalachian enrolls more than 19,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.
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