Poet Elizabeth A.I. Powell to Speak at FSW Charlotte Campus

Oct 13, 2016

OCTOBER 13, 2016 – PUNTA GORDA, FLA – The Peace River Center for Writers presents a reading by award-winning poet Elizabeth A.I. Powell at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 31, in Building O, Room 117, at the FSW Charlotte Campus, 26300 Airport Rd., Punta Gorda. The reading is free and open to the public.

Powell is the author of "The Republic of Self" a New Issue First Book Prize winner, selected by C.K. Williams. Her second book of poems, “Willy Loman’s Reckless Daughter: Living Truthfully Under Imaginary Circumstances” won the 2015 Anhinga Robert Dana Prize, selected by Maureen Seaton. Her poetry has appeared in the Pushcart Prize Anthology 2013Alaska Quarterly ReviewBarrow StreetEcotoneHarvard ReviewIndiana ReviewMissouri ReviewMississippi ReviewSlopeSugarhouse ReviewPloughsharesPost RoadZocalo Public Square, and elsewhere.

Powell is editor of Green Mountains Review and Associate Professor of Creative Writing at Johnson State College. She also serves on the faculty of the low-residency MFA in Creative Writing at the University of Nebraska-Omaha and the Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA in Writing and Publishing.

This project is sponsored in part by the Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council of Arts and Culture and the State of Florida (Section 286.25, Florida Statutes). It is coordinated by the Florida Literary Arts Coalition and facilitated by the Peace River Center for Writing at FSW.

For more information, contact John Pelot, FSW English professor, at jpelot@fsw.edu.

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