2008-02-28 / News

URI sponsors reading series

The University of Rhode Island English Department announces its annual spring Read/Write Reading Series. All readings are free, open to the public, and include refreshments.

The readings will be held in the Hoffmann Room 154, Independence Hall, 60 Upper College Rd., on the Kingston Campus.

On Thursday, March 6, from 4 to 5:45 p.m., URI Professor Karen Stein and Rhode Island Poet Laureate, Lisa Starr, will read from their works.

Stein, a professor of English and director of Women's Studies, is currently writing a book on Toni Morrison and is especially interested in the ways that contemporary women writers reflect Gothic themes and motifs.

Starr was recently named Poet Laureate for the state of Rhode Island. She has published two full-length collections of poetry: "Days of Dogs and Driftwood" (1993) and "This Place Here" (2001), and her individual works appear in journals and publications around the country. Starr is the founder of the Block Island Poetry Project, where along with her husband she owns and operates the Hygeia House.

On Thursday, April 3, the featured writers are poet Stephen Cramer and fiction writer Jody Lisberger. The program begins at 4 p.m.

A reception follows each reading. For more information, call 874-5931.

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