November 13, 2005

LEWISBURG, Pa. — Poet Mary Szybist will visit Bucknell University as a featured writer in the Fourth annual Drew Darrow Memorial Reading Tuesday, Nov. 29, at 7 p.m. in Bucknell Hall.

The reading, which is open to the public without charge, is sponsored by the Drew Darrow Memorial Fund, the Association for the Arts, the Stadler Center for Poetry at Bucknell, and the Writing Center.

Szybist, who grew up in Williamsport, teaches at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Ore.

A graduate of the University of Iowa Writers Workshop, she is the recipient of a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writing Award and the 2004 Great Lakes Colleges Association's New Writers Award in Poetry.

Her book of poetry, Granted, won the 2002 Beatrice Hawley Award and was a finalist for the 2003 National Book Critics Circle Award.

The Drew Darrow Memorial Reading Series honors the memory of Andrew Darrow, a 1986 Bucknell graduate. A student employee of Bucknell's Writing Center, Darrow later worked as an actor in New York City. He died in 1997.

For more information about Szybist's visit to Bucknell, contact the Writing Center at 570-577-3141.

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story posted Nov. 12, 2005

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