LOCK HAVEN, Pa. - Two Pennsylvania writers will speak at Lock Haven University on Monday, March 30 at 7:00. This free event will be held in the multipurpose room of the Parsons Union Building (PUB) on the LHU campus. The public is invited to attend.Lock Haven University is a member of the Pennsylvania State
System of Higher Education (PASSHE), the largest provider of higher education in
the commonwealth. Its 14 universities offer more than 250 degree and certificate
programs in more than 120 areas of study. Nearly 405,000 system alumni live and
work in Pennsylvania.
As part of the Pennsylvania Authors Reading Series, poets K.A. Hays and Erinn Batykefer will read selections from their works, will discuss the influence of place, and answer questions on publishing. First books by both authors were published in January, 2009. Hays' “Dear Apocalypse” (Carnegie Mellon 2009) and Batykefer's “Allegheny, Monongahela” (Red Hen press, 2008 Benjamin Saltman Prize) will be available for purchase and signing.
A native of southeastern Pennsylvania, Hays publishes poetry, verse translations, and fiction. A poem from her book has been chosen to appear in The Best American Poetry 2009. An MFA graduate of the literary arts program at Brown University, she currently holds the Stadler Emerging Writer Fellowship at Bucknell University.
A native of Pittsburgh, Pa., poet and creative nonfiction author Erinn Batykefer earned an MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Currently, she is the Stadler Poetry Fellow at Bucknell University where she is Stadler Associate Editor of the literary magazine West Branch.