October 13, 2011


By Kathryn Kopchik

LEWISBURG, Pa. — The Bucknell Institute for Lifelong Learning's "Tea and Talk" program will host an informal tea-time program with poet Shara McCallum, Tuesday, Oct. 25, at 3:30 p.m.

McCallum, who is an associate professor of English and director of the Stadler Center for Poetry at Bucknell, will present "This Strange Land: Poems of Ruin and Rebirth."

McCallum is the author of four books of poetry, This Strange Land, Song of Thieves, The Water Between Us and The Face of Water: New & Selected Poems. Her poems and personal essays have appeared in numerous literary journals and been reprinted in more than 20 anthologies of American, African American, Caribbean, and World poetry. She is the recipient of a 2011 National Endowment for the Arts Poetry Fellowship.

The program, which is free and open to the public, is held in partnership with Buffalo Valley Lutheran Village at The Village Common on Tressler Boulevard in Lewisburg.

Tea-time refreshments are provided free of charge. The program starts at 3:30 p.m.; doors open at 3 p.m. No registration is necessary.

The Bucknell Institute for Lifelong Learning (BILL) has provided adult learners in the Central Susquehanna Valley a broad range of educational and intellectual opportunities since its inauguration during the fall of 2009. Spring term classes begin Feb. 27.

For more information about BILL events, call 570-577-7006 or visit the website: www.bucknell.edu/lifelonglearning

Contact: Division of Communications

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