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Literary event features poet, Sean Nevin

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Literary event features poet, Sean Nevin

By Lori Dugan

THATCHER, AZ—Eastern Arizona College’s English Department will be hosting the first Visiting Writers Series event of the school year on October 25, 2007. The visit will begin with a free, 3 p.m. workshop in the Academic Programs building Room #274, featuring poet Sean Nevin.

At 7 p.m., Nevin will read from his collection of work at a free public performance at the College’s Discovery Park Campus. If weather permits, the reading will take place outside in the Grand Kiva, so audience members are encouraged to bring a sweater. Seating will be provided, but attendees may want to bring a cushion or stadium seat.

“Sean’s work with ASU’s Young Writers Program means he will provide a relevant service to our students,” said Tracy Lassiter, EAC English instructor and Visiting Writers Series coordinator. “We’re happy to host this event at the Discovery Park Campus and hope its ambience adds to Sean’s reading.”

Sean Nevin teaches creative writing at Arizona State University, where he also serves as assistant director of the Young Writer’s Program and as the education and outreach coordinator for the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing. He is editor of 22 Across: An Anthology for Young Writers. His own poetry has appeared in numerous journals, including: The Gettysburg Review, Poet Lore, 5AM, JAMA, Runes, and Hayden’s Ferry Review. His awards include an Academy of American Poets Prize, first prize in The Alsop Review Poetry Competition, and a fellowship from the Arizona Commission on the Arts. His poetry has been choreographed and performed by Tsukayama Dance Theater (TDC) and other modern dance companies in both New York and Arizona. His first poetry manuscript was recently named a finalist for the Agnes Lynch Starrett Prize from University of Pittsburgh Press and the Stan and Tom Wick Prize from Kent State University.

For more information about the reading, contact EAC English instructor, Tracy Lassiter in the EAC English Department at 428-4098.