Six members of the faculty will read from their work at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, in the KOA Speer Lobby of Blaisdell Hall.
Those reading are Dr. Carys Evans-Corrales, professor of Spanish; Judy Hopkins, adjunct instructor of composition; Dr. Nancy McCabe, associate professor of writing; Carol Newman, adjunct instructor of composition; Dr. Dani Weber, assistant professor of composition; and a surprise guest.
The event is free and open to the
public. Pizza will be served. The reading, which is part of the Spectrum
series, is co-sponsored by the Pitt-Bradford writing program and Baily’s Beads
Evans-Corrales teaches Spanish and comparative literature
at Pitt-Bradford. She is the author of a forthcoming memoir regarding the role
of several very different languages in the formation of her sense of self. Also
forthcoming (in Metamorphoses: The Journal of Literary Translation) is a
collection of her translations of more than 30 poems from Galician, a minority
language spoken in northwest Spain. She has also published four books of poetry
translated from Galician, and her work from the original Spanish includes two
books -- a set of five children's verse plays and a number of book
chapters on various writers.
Hopkins teaches English composition and news-writing and news-editing classes at Pitt-Bradford. Her poetry has
appeared in California Quarterly and Timber
Creek Review, and she has published personal essays in the L.A. Affairs
column of the Los Angeles Times and in Skirt! Magazine.
McCabe, who directs the writing
program, has won a Pushcart Prize and had work recognized six times by the
Houghton-Mifflin Best American series. Her books include “After the Flashlight Man: A Memoir of
Awakening,” “Meeting Sophie: A Memoir of Adoption,” and “Crossing the Blue Willow Bridge: A Journey
to My Daughter’s Birthplace in China.” Her fourth book, about
rereading favorite childhood books and traveling to places related to them, is
due out next fall.
In 2012, Newman, who teaches
fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction classes, received the Chautauqua
Hauser Award for Prose. She has also won a second place and two honorable
mentions for poetry and has published work in Chautauquaand the Mayapple Press anthology “Written on the Water: Writings About the
Allegheny River.” She also has a poem forthcoming in an
anthology from the University of Texas about the’60s.
Weber, a lifelong writer of fiction and creative
non-fiction and the director of the Pitt-Bradford writing center, has published
creative nonfiction and academic reviews in the Indianapolis alternative weekly
newspaper NUVO and the online journal Kairos.
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