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Writers Read Hosts Award Winning Author

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The last Writers Read Dinner and Author series of the year will feature Lee Peterson, a nationally recognized and award-winning author, Thursday, Feb. 23.

Peterson will read from her works following dinner at 5:30 p.m., in Martin Chapel of the seminary building at Eastern Mennonite University. Several of the author’s books will be available for purchase. A book signing and short question and answer session with the author will follow the dinner.

“Lee Peterson’s poems are born out of a way of seeing that is honest and unflinching, that is always reaching out to others in a desire to understand, to walk with that person through pain or joy or hatred… and the possibility of a negotiated peace,” said Todd Davis, Writers Read featured author for September 2010.

Peterson teaches creative writing courses at Pennsylvania State University, Altoona campus, where she held the title of 2004 Emerging Writer-in-Residence. She is the author of “Rooms and Fields: Dramatic Monologues from the War in Bosnia,” winner of the 2003 Stan and Tom Wick Poetry Prize. In addition, Peterson led the 2007 Iowa Summer Writing Festival.

Her poetry has been published in the North American Review, Runes: A Review of Poetry, Nimrod: International Journal of Prose and Poetry and The Seattle Review.

Tickets and reservations

Reserve tickets online at emu.edu/langlit/writers-read/reservations or by calling the language & literature department at 540-432-4168 before Feb. 17.

  • General Admission $15
  • EMU students with meal plan $5
  • All other students $7

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