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Writers Readings @ AACC Feature Regional Authors

Sept. 13, 2011

      Anne Arundel Community College this month kicks off its 2011-2012 Writers Readings @ AACC series featuring readings, discussions and book signings by published regional writers, poets, journalists and playwrights.

      Sponsored by the AACC Cultural Events Committee, all events are free and take place from 2-3:15 p.m. in the Humanities Building Room 112 on the Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway.

      First up on Thursday, Sept. 22, is Maryland author, journalist and urban environmentalist Lisa Couturier. She has focused on animals and the conflicts between wildlife and humans during her career.

      Her first book, “The Hopes of Snakes & Other Tales from the Urban Landscape,” looked at interactions of humans and wildlife in Washington, D.C. and New York City.

      Her works cover topics as varied as the loss of dolphins to tuna fishing, federal roundups of wild horses and the conflict over the reintroduction of the wolf in America. Couturier’s literary works have appeared in anthologies and national magazines and led to appearances on several National Public Radio programs.

      Also scheduled for the series are playwright and actor George Ferris on Oct. 27, poet Laura-Gray Street on Feb. 16, author and National Public Radio journalist Margot Adler on March 8, and Baltimore essayist and poet Lia Purpura on April 26.

      For information, contact Susan Cohen, Ph.D., AACC professor of English, at 410-777-2545 or The Arnold campus is at 101 College Parkway.