Kentucky Poet Laureate Visits Campus
RELEASED: Jan. 5, 2006
DANVILLE, KYThe Centre College English Program will sponsor a public fiction reading by Kentucky Poet Laureate Sena Jeter Naslund on Jan. 11 at 7:30 p.m. in Young Hall room 101.
Naslund will be on campus during the upcoming CentreTerm-- the College's three-week January term. As a visiting writer-in-residence, she will teach a course on creative fiction writing.
A native of Birmingham, Alabama, Naslund has lived, taught, and written in Kentucky since 1973. She has received critical acclaim and enjoys best-seller status for her latest novels, Four Spirits and Ahab's Wife .
Before accepting a position at the University of Louisville, where Naslund is a Distinguished Teaching Professor, she also taught creative writing at the University of Montana, Indiana University-Bloomington and Vermont College.
Naslund has given more than 400 presentations about writing nationally and internationally. Currently, she is under contract with HarperCollins for a new novel about Marie Antoinette.
Naslund has received the Harper Lee Award, The Hall-Waters Southern Prize and the Author Award of the Southeastern Library Association.
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