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Visiting writers series starts March 19

Stephen Gibson is among the presenters for the Two Seasons Reading Series.

Stephen Gibson, an award-winning poet and retired Palm Beach State College English professor, will return to campus March 19 to kick-off the spring visiting writers series.

Presented by the Communications Division, the Two Seasons Reading Series features four poets and novelists and runs through National Poetry Month in April. Gibson will give a craft talk from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. and a poetry reading at 6:45 p.m. in room 103 in the Center for Bachelor’s Programs on the Lake Worth campus. The events are free and open to the public.

Gibson taught at PBSC’s Belle Glade campus for 32 years before his retirement in 2015. He has won numerous awards for his work, including the 2017 Miller Williams Poetry Prize for his book “Self-Portrait in a Door-Length Mirror” and the Donald Justice Poetry Prize in 2014. Gibson’s poetry collections include “The Garden of Earthly Delights of Ghazals,” “Rorschach Art Too, “Paradise,” “Frescoes,” “Masaccios’s Expulsion” and “Rorschach Art.”

Other scheduled events include:

Wednesday, April 18
Marci Calabretta Cancio-Bello, award winning poet and translator
Craft Talk and Reading 3:30- 4:45 p.m/.
CBP103

Monday, April 23
John Dufresne, novelist, playwright, short story and screenwriter
Craft Talk 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Fiction Reading 6:45 p.m.
CBP 103

Thursday, April 26

Yaddyra Peralta, poet and assistant director of the Palm Beach Poetry Festival
Workshop 12:30-1:45 p.m. in the Library Gallery (second floor)
National Poetry Month
Craft Talk and Reading 2- 4 p.m.
NS 129

Two Seasons Reading Series began in 2015 to engage students with published writers.

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