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Poetry reading scheduled

3/31/2007 —

Visiting poet, Patricia Jebbeh Wesley, Ph.D., will read her award-winning poetry at Penn State Wilkes-Barre on Wednesday, April 11, at 3 p.m. in Hayfield House 105.

Dr. Wesley earned her master's degree from Indiana University and her doctorate from Western Michigan University. She has won several fellowships including the World Bank Fellowship. She is the author of two books of poetry, Before the Palm Could Bloom: Poems of Africa (New Issues Press 1998) and Becoming Ebony (SIU Press 2003). Dr. Wesley is the 2002 winner of the Crab Orchard Series Award in Poetry. Her interests include African Literature, African-American Literature, and the Liberian civil war. She is currently working on a memoir of her Liberian civil war experiences, a third book of poetry, and a children's book.

Dr. Wesley was invited to speak at the campus by Dr. David Chin, associate professor of English, and the Lazy Artists Society. For more information, contact Dr. Chin at 570-675-9247 or dpc5@psu.edu.


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