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Writers Readings @ AACC Features Baltimore Poet

March 16, 2012

      Anne Arundel Community College brings Baltimore essayist and poet Lia Purpura to the Arnold campus on Thursday, April 26, to conclude its 2011-2012 Writers Readings @ AACC.

      The popular series features readings, discussions and book signings by published regional writers, poets, journalists and playwrights. Sponsored by the AACC Cultural Events Committee, the free event takes place from 2-3:15 p.m. in the Humanities Building Room 112 on the Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway.

      Purpura is the author of “Rough Likeness” (Sarabande Books 2012), “King Baby” (Alice James Books 2008) and winner of numerous awards including three Pushcart Prizes, a Beatrice Hawley Award and two Towson University Awards in Literature. Her works have appeared in national and regional publications including “The New Republic,” “The New Yorker,” “The Paris Review” and “Poetry in Review.”

      Her essays were cited as “Notable Essays” in the compilations entitled Best American Essays in 2004, 2005, 2007-2010. A former Fulbright Fellow, Purpura received a National Endowment of the Arts Fellowship, a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, multiple writers’ residence honors and fellowships. She is currently a Writer in Residence at Loyola University in Baltimore.

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