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English Department Reading Series featuring Bianca Spriggs

Date and Time: 
Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Event Location: 
Elzay Art Gallery, Wilson Art Center
Event Category: 
General Campus Events
Event Audience: 

The Department of English is pleased to welcome poet and multidisciplinary artist Bianca Spriggs, assistant professor of English at Ohio University, for a reading, reception and Q & A on Thursday, October 11th.

Bianca is an award-winning writer and multidisciplinary artist from Kentucky. She is the author of five collections of poems, most recently Black Mermaid (Argus House Press, 2018), and the co-editor of three poetry anthologies, most recently Black Bone: 25 Years of the Affrilachian Poets (University of Kentucky Press, 2018). Bianca is currently at work on a full-length play, Medusa: A Greek Triumph, commissioned by Berea College, set to premiere during the 2019-2020 academic year. You can learn more about her work at:

The event will begin at 7pm in the Elzay Gallery of Art, preceded by a 6:30pm reception. The event is co-sponsored by the Department of English and Polaris Literary Magazine and supported with a generous gift from Phil Oleson, BSPh '66, and Mary (Monstwil) Oleson, BSPh '70. The event is free and open to the public.