Pulitzer Prize-winning author visits BU

Natasha Trethewey For immediate release: Feb. 23, 2011

BLOOMSBURG — Pulitzer Prize-winning author Natasha Trethewey will speak about writing and publishing and share her own writing process Thursday, March 3, at 2 p.m. in Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania’s Kehr Union, Hideaway. She will also present a reading of some of her works that day at 7:30 p.m. in McCormick Center for Human Services, room 1303. Her visit is a part of the Big Dog Reading Series and both events are free and open to the public.

At the reading, Trethewey will present selections from three of her poetic works, “Domestic Work” which won the inaugural Cave Canem Poetry Prize; “Bellocq’s Ophelia”; and “Native Guard,” which received the Pulitzer Prize. Trethewey, a member of the creative writing program faculty at Emory University, received the 2008 Mississippi Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts and will be inducted into the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame in this spring.

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.