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
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 He also has written an unpublished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 email@example.com.
For More Information: Jhodi Redlich, 401-874-2116