BU brings literary talents downtown

Taste of the Arts For immediate release: Feb. 7, 2012

BLOOMSBURG — Bloomsburg University English instructors Randy Koch and Beth Couture will present a literary reading showcase Tuesday, Feb. 21, at 7:30 p.m. in the Moose Exchange, 203 W. Main St., Bloomsburg.

The event is part of BU’s Center for Visual and Performing Arts.

Koch has taught at Bloomsburg since 2009. His literary work has appeared in publications such as The Caribbean Writer, Passages North, The Texas Observer, The Raven Chronicles, Revista Interamericana and The Comstock Review. He also writes “Serving Sentences,” a monthly column for LareDOS: A Journal of the Borderlands. His full collections include “Composing Ourselves” and “This Splintered Horse,” the poetry chapbook he will read from during the Feb. 21 event.

Couture, who earned her degree from the University of Southern Mississippi’s Center for Writers in 2010, has taught composition at BU for two years. Her work has been featured in journals and anthologies, including Gargoyle, “Drunken Boat,” The Yalobusha Review and “Thirty under Thirty.” Couture will read from her new novel, “The Disappearing Children.”

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. BU serves approximately 10,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.