Renowned poet Janice Harrington to appear this Wednesday at Dominican University

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The public is invited to hear Janice Harrington at the second annual Caesar and Patricia Tabet Poetry Reading this Wednesday, March 18, at 7 pm in the Lund Auditorium at 7900 West Division Street, River Forest.

Janice Harrington writes poetry and children's books. She grew up in Alabama and Nebraska, and both those settings, especially rural Alabama, figure largely in her writing. Her first book of poetry, Even the Hollow My Body Made Is Gone (2007), won the A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize from BOA Editions and the Kate Tufts Discovery Award. Her second book of poetry, The Hands of Strangers: Poems from the Nursing Home (2011), stems from her experiences working as a nurse's aide in high school and college. She is also the winner of a 2007 National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship for Poetry and a 2009 Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers' Award for emerging women writers. She has worked as a public librarian and as a professional storyteller, telling stories at festivals around the country, including the National Storytelling Festival. She is Associate Professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. 

Admission to the event is free. For additional information contact Jane Hseu, jhseu@dom.edu, 708-524-6584.

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