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Poet Jaki Shelton-Greene Reads From Her Work Jan. 27

BOONE-Appalachian State University’s Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series presents a reading by poet Jaki Shelton-Green on Thursday, Jan. 27 at 7:30 p.m. in Plemmons Student Union’s Linville Falls Room.

The admission to this event is free. Books will be available for sales and signing. For further information on Appalachian’s Visiting Writers Series or Creative Writing Program, call (828) 262-2871 or visit www.visitingwriters.appstate.edu.

Shelton-Greene, a dynamic poet/performer, has published several books, including “Dead on Arrival,” “Masks,” “Dead on Arrival and New Poems” and “Conjure Blues.” She has also published the play “Blue Opal.” Her poems have appeared in Crucible, The African-American Review, Ms and Essence magazines and Obsidian. She is currently compiling a collection of short stories and a poetry manuscript, as well as her first novel. She is an advocate for the voiceless and the arts.

The Spring 2005 Visiting Writers Series is supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, with funding from the State of North Carolina and the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes that a great nation deserves great art.

The series also is supported by the Appalachian State University Foundation; Appalachian’s Offices of Academic Affairs, Multicultural Student Development and Cultural Affairs; the College of Arts and Sciences; the University Bookstore; The Appalachian Journal; and The Richard T. Barker Friends of the University Library. Business sponsors are The Gideon Ridge Inn and The Red Onion Restaurant.

Community and other sponsors are The Friends of Kathy Fitzpatrick, Mildred Luckhardt and Robert Moren, John and Marjorie Idol and The Dover Foundation.

The Visiting Writers Series is named in honor of Hughlene Bostian Frank, class of 1968. She is a member of the university’s Board of Trustees and generous supporter of the university.

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