October 31, 2006

LEWISBURG, Pa. — Beth Martinelli and Deirdre O'Connor will read from their poetry Tuesday, Nov. 7, at 7 p.m. in Bucknell Hall at Bucknell University.

The reading, which is free to the public, is sponsored by the Stadler Center for Poetry.

Martinelli, who is the Philip Roth Resident in Creative Writing at Bucknell, received her MFA from the University of Maryland and her doctorate in English from Western Michigan University. Her poetry has appeared in Barrow Street, Bellingham Review, Fugue, Pleiades, and other journals. The recipient of several writing awards, she is completing a first book of poems.

O'Connor is the author of Before the Blue Hour, winner of the Cleveland State Poetry Prize. Her work has appeared in Poetry, Hayden's Ferry Review, and other journals. The recipient of a Pennsylvania Council on the Arts grant, an Academy of American Poets Prize, and a Donn Goodwin Award for Irish-American poetry, she recently completed a second manuscript, "Sky's Coincidence." A 1985 Bucknell graduate, O'Connor is co-director of Bucknell's Writing Center.

The Philip Roth Roth Residence in Creative Writing offers an emerging writer four months of writing time during the university's fall semester. The residency alternates between poetry and fiction. For more information, see http://www.bucknell.edu/x3745.xml

Posted Oct. 31, 2006

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