Faculty to read new works

For immediate release: Feb. 6, 2013

BLOOMSBURG — Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania English faculty Anne Dyer Stuart and Jerry Wemple will read from their separate works Tuesday, Feb. 12, at 7 p.m. in the Monty’s Assembly Room on Upper Campus. The event, free and open to the public, is part of BU’s Big Dog Reading Series.

Stuart will read from a manuscript-in-progress, “How to Behave After Murder,” a novel that follows four characters in the wake of a murder in a small Mississippi town. Stuart holds a Master of Fine Arts from Columbia University and a doctoral degree from the Center for Writers at the University of Southern Mississippi. She received the New South Journal’s 2012 prose prize for her nonfiction, and her fiction won the Henfield/Transatlantic Prize from the Joseph F. McCrindle Foundation. Her publications of fiction, nonfiction and poetry include: Pembroke Magazine, Third Coast, r.k.v.r.y., Midway Journal, The New Plains Review, Earth's Daughters, Manor House Quarterly, Opium Magazine, Best of the Web, The Arkansas Review and StorySouth.

Wemple will read from his manuscript-in-progress, “The Artemas Poems,” a linked narrative verse. Wemple is the author of two poetry collections: “You Can See It from Here,” which won the Naomi Long Madgett Poetry Award, and “The Civil War in Baltimore.” He is also co-editor of the anthology “Common Wealth: Contemporary Poets on Pennsylvania.” He received a literature fellowship from the Pennsylvania Council of the Arts, the Word Journal Chapbook Prize, and other awards for writing and teaching. His poetry and nonfiction have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies.

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.