Monday, November 9, 2009

Poet Leslie Harrison To Present Reading At Washington College

CHESTERTOWN – Award-winning poet Leslie Harrison will present a reading at Washington College’s Rose O’Neill Literary House on Thursday, November 19, at 4:30 p.m.

Harrison’s "Displacement" was the 2008 Katherine Nason Bakeless winner in poetry from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. The work was published by Mariner Books, an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, in July 2009.

Harrison also has had poems and prose published in Poetry, Southwest Review, The New Republic, Barn Owl Review, Gulf Coast and elsewhere.

She holds graduate degrees from the Johns Hopkins University and the University of California, Irvine, where she completed her MFA in 2006. She has been a Tennessee Williams Scholar at the Sewanee Writers’ Conference and a fellow at the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference.

Harrison’s reading at Washington College is presented by the Sophie Kerr Committee. Admission is free and open to the public.

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