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URI Writers' Collective sponsors series of readings

KINGSTON, R.I. -- October 16, 1998 -- The University of Rhode Island Writers' Collective will host a series of readings by creative writers during the 1998/99 academic year. Free and open to the public, readings will be held on Thursdays from 45 p.m., in the Hoffman Common Room of Independence Hall on the Kingston Campus.

The series begins on Thursday, Oct. 22 with a poetry reading featuring two URI English Department alumni, Gil Poulin of Windsor Locks, Conn. and Richard Wilmarth of Boulder, Colo. Refreshments and conversation will follow the readings.

Poulin is production editor for the American Mathematical Society and a freelance copy editor. He earned a Bachelor's degree in English and Journalism from URI in 1983 and holds a Secondary Teaching Certificate. His books include Old Johnny and Other Poems, Kushu, and This Quirky Unit. His poems have been published in a variety of magazines across the United States.

Wilmarth is the publisher and editor of Dead Metaphor Press. He earned a Master's degree in English from URI in 1988 and an MFA in writing and poetics from the Naropa Institute. His books include Alphabetical Order, The Henry Miller Acrostics and Voices in the Room. His poetry has appeared in over 100 magazines. He also has written an unpublished novella, Confessions of a Red Sox Fan.

The URI Writer's Collective is under the direction of English Professor Don Kunz of N. Kingstown, Assistant Professor Stephen Barber of Providence, and Tina Letcher of Kingston a URI English Dept. graduate and author. Most readings will feature URI faculty, staff, alumni, or graduate students, but occasionally, other authors will be showcased. University alumni, faculty, staff, or graduate students interested in reading their work may contact Kunz at 874-4337 or by e-mail at


For More Information: Jhodi Redlich, 401-874-2116


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