Poets discuss writing, publishing at BU

For immediate release: Oct. 13, 2010

BLOOMSBURG — Poets JoAnne Growney and Karen Weyant will discuss writing and publishing Wednesday, Oct. 20, at 3 p.m. in Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania’s Bakeless Center, room 102. The 3 p.m. presentation, as well as the poets’ 7 p.m. reading and book signing in Kehr Union, multipurpose B, are open to the public free of charge as part of BU’s Big Dog Reading Series.

Growney, who is retired from BU’s math department, is the author of the recently published poetry collection, “Red Has No Reason.” She also wrote “Angles of Light” and “My Dance is Mathematics” and is co-editor of the anthology, “Strange Attractors: Poems of Love and Mathematics.” She teaches an ongoing poetry workshop at the Silver Spring (Md.) Drop-In Center near her home.

Weyant, assistant professor of English at Jamestown (N.Y.) Community College, received a 2007 poetry fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts. Her work is included in poetry magazines and journals, including 5AM, Cave Wall and Copper Nickel, and her book, “Stealing Dust,” was published last year.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 9,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.