Acclaimed poet to give reading at Edison State

Oct 24, 2011

PUNTA GORDA, Fla. – Poetry fans can enjoy the award-winning works of Gerry LaFemina at a free reading at 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 7 hosted by the Peace River Center for Writers at Edison State College Charlotte Campus.


LaFemina won the 2003 Bordighera Prize in Poetry and 2001 Anthony Piccione Prize in Poetry from Mammoth Books. His reading in the Edison State auditorium begins a college and university tour through the Florida Writing Circuit. Fans can enjoy a question and answer session with LaFemina after the Nov. 7 reading, as well as an autograph session.


“It’s an honor for Edison State to host LaFemina and a real treat for poetry fans throughout Charlotte County to have this opportunity,” Peace River Center for Writers President and Charlotte campus Professor John Pelot said. “LaFemina is on the cusp of contemporary poetry and heading towards the future … he is modern but his talents are still anchored in the classics.”


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